Wireless Networks

By connecting to the wireless network, you agree to abide by Macalester College’s Information Technology Responsible Use Policy.

Macalester WiFi

Encrypted for faculty, staff and student use. Use your Macalester username and password to connect. Get connected to Macalester WiFi

Macalester Guest

This service offers no encryption for guests and visitors. No login required.  Provided as a courtesy to our guests. Internet access is similar to that provided by coffee shops. Faculty, staff and students should use the other secure wireless networks.


Encrypted for faculty, staff, students and users from eduroam-participating institution’s. Macalester email address and password required to connect. Macalester is a member of eduroam, a global WiFi roaming consortium which gives members of education and research access to the Internet for free on all eduroam hotspots around the world. Get connected to eduroam

Macalester Gadgets

Do you have an e-reader, game console, smart tv, or smartwatch? If so, this is the network for you. This network is encrypted for use with devices that do not have a way to enter your username and password. For connection guides, go to Macalester Gadgets