In their final semesters at Macalester students are thinking about the many transitions that are ahead. We hope to provide programming that guides that transition while aiming to help seniors connect, reflect, and celebrate their personal accomplishments as well as the accomplishments of their peers. The following are a few opportunities we offer.

Adulting: A Series for Seniors

This series of events is coordinated to help seniors prepare for their life after Macalester. Topics are chosen based on student interest and we work with campus partners to bring the topics to life. Panels of young alums, lunch, on campus, and off campus resources are provided to introduce seniors to networking, self advocacy and community. Learn more about the Adulting Series


Senior Programs Committee

The Senior Programs Committee provides strategic direction to encourage celebration, connection, reflection among the graduating class to ease the transition of graduating Seniors into their lives after Mac. This committee decides the events planned for Senior Week, the topics for the Adulting Series, and infuses the the goals of Senior programs into new and vibrant events for the graduating class. Learn more about the Senior Programs Committee


Senior Sweatshirt Day

This event provides a low-stakes, engaging event during a stressful time of the semester where seniors will receive their class sweatshirts in the midst of reminders about their lifelong connection to the college. Seniors will leave this event knowing that they are part of a large alumni community that cares about them, that Advancement is an active partner supporting their Macalester experience, and what tools and resources will help them engage with programming in the Spring and beyond.

Date: Friday December 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Weyerhaeuser Boardroom


Senior Week

Finals are done and seniors are ready to make one final journey toward graduation. Senior Week is a week of events hosted to encourage and engage the Senior Class one last time. This tradition celebrates the accomplishments of the graduating class. Events are for Seniors and invited guests only. Some events require the purchase of a ticket to attend. For more information on Senior Week