The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement hosts a wide variety of programs in the evenings. While they range both in types of programs and when they occur, late night events aim to foster community, learning and engagement for Macalester students.


Mac@Nite is a late night program occurring on weekends during evening hours. This late-night program provides students the opportunity for creative expression, to engage with the community and expand their learning. Macalester students, student organizations and campus departments apply to host a Mac@Nite in partnership with the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement. Learn how to apply for Mac@Nite.

Kagin Dances

In the middle of each spring semester, student organizations apply to host a dance in the Kagin Ballroom. These dances are an opportunity for student organizations to share about their organization, promote an idea and engage with students on a larger scale. Those who wish to host a dance must complete the Dance Host Application located in OrgSync. After applications are collected, dance dates are assigned through a randomized lottery system. Organizations with more than one sponsor will be given a lottery entry for each sponsoring organization. Learn more about Kagin Dances in the Student Organization Handbook (Google Doc).

Midnight Breakfast

At the end of each Fall semester, the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement  teams up with Cafe Mac to bring students Late Night Breakfast. It is a welcomed study break for students just before finals for them to fill their bellies with a late-night meal served by faculty and staff. All students are welcome – this is a free meal regardless of whether they’re on a meal plan. All students must have their Mac ID to enter.

Midnight Breakfast 2019: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 10 pm to midnight