Links & Reference Guides

1600grand | Macalester’s portal, 1600grand, is the gateway to many Macalester resources, such as applying for housing, registering for classes, reviewing your vacation balance, or today’s Café Mac menu.

Argos | Argos is the main Macalester reporting tool. The Argos Web Viewer is accessible on any web browser.  Argos Information

AV Services

| Reserve self-service AV equipment from ITS TechCheckout and pick it up from the DRC located in Humanities Building 115. To request AV Services media support for academic and official venues for events booked through the Events Management System, be sure to add it to your EMS event request.

Banner | Banner is the Macalester Enterprise Resource Planning software from Ellucian. It supports these business operations: Student Information, Financial Management, Financial Aid, Employment Services. Banner Admin Information (gdoc)

Cable TV

Campus cable television includes local broadcast channels and over 70 other channels, including CNN, ESPN and the History channel. Cable TV is available in residence hall lounges, residential houses and apartment common areas, the Campus Center common areas and the Leonard Center Fitness Center.  Campus Channel Lineup

Continued Teaching

A list of resources to support remote classroom instruction. | Continued Teaching

Duo  | Duo’s two factor strengthens access security by requiring two methods to verify your identity. Something you know, plus something you have.

G Suite | Macalester uses G Suite to provide the community with email, calendaring, and file collaboration. Members of the community are provided an account as part of their login credentials. |  G Suite Information

MacPass | The MacPass is your multi-use campus ID card. It’s used for identification, building access, using your Meal Plan, Flex Dollars, and Mac Money on and off campus, and as a DeWitt Wallace Library card. MacPass is also available on your smartphone using the GET App.

Mailman Listserv | Mailman (listserv) is a web-based software for managing electronic mail discussion and e-newsletter mailing lists. | Mailman Information

Moodle | Faculty use Moodle, the College’s Learning Management System (LMS), to create online learning communities that support teaching and learning. | Moodle Information

Moodle Groups | Moodle Groups is a space in which faculty, staff, and student groups, such as committees and clubs, can collaborate.


Most account logins use single sign on. Need to reset a forgotten password? Go to and click Forgot Password. Follow the steps to reset your Macalester password. For more information, see

Poster Printing

Downloading a poster template, design guidelines, and instructions on how to get a poster printed for scholarship and learning. | Poster Printing Information

Print Services

Printing is available in public computer labs for students at no cost. Additional print services are available. | Print Services Information

Shared/Network Drives

Each department has a department folder under admin or academic (G drive). Each member of the community has a personal folder (H drive) on the Macalester shared drives. | Shared Drives Information

Technology Checklists

Each technology checklist will students, faculty and staff make the most out of the Macalester’s technology resources. | Student Techlist | Graduate/Senior Techlist | New Faculty Techlist | Departing Faculty Techlist | New Employee Techlist | Exiting Employee Techlist

Training Resources

Training Resources Information

Voice Services

Voice services include college landlines, voice mail and voice conferencing. | Voice Services Information

WordPress Training | WordPress is a web-based content management system that makes it easy for website contributors to add and edit content. | WordPress: Web content editor training manual (gdoc)

Work Remotely

A list of resources to support planning for remote work. | Work Remotely