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. Monday May 11-Thursday May 14, 2020
Questions about Senior Week contact Logan Schrader at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attending Senior Week
Senior Week 2019
Monday, May 13
Last Lecture & Champagne Toast – Mac ID Required
2:00 pm; Kagin Ballroom
Finals are over! Join your classmates with a toast to this huge accomplishment. Also, listen to an inspiring last lecture provided by the person selected by your class.
This year’s Last Lecturer will be Donna Lee, Vice President for Student Affairs.
This event is co-sponsored by Alumni Engagement
Bowling at Gameworks (Mall of America) – TICKET REQUIRED
8:00 pm – Midnight
Enjoy a casual night of bowling, karaoke, food, unlimited arcade games, and fun! Buses will leave from 62 Macalester Street 7:30-10:00 pm. You must take the provided transportation to and from this event.
Government issued ID is required for the bar.
Tuesday, May 14
Dessert Trucks – TICKET REQUIRED
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Leonard Center Portico
Enjoy some dessert from local companies in the Twin Cities.
This years featured trucks are:
Desserts will be available for individual purchase for those that do not purchase a Senior Week ticket.
Senior Bingo – Mac ID Required
8:00 pm; Campus Center Atrium
Stop by for your last official game of Bingo at Macalester. Grand prize will be a Southwest Airlines gift card. Feel free to hang around afterwards for board games and time with your classmates. Mac IDs are required to win.
Last Kagin – Mac ID Required
9:30 pm – 12:30 am; Kagin Ballroom
Your last Kagin with your fellow seniors. Unfortunately, no other guests permitted. You MUST bring your Macalester ID to gain entry.
Wednesday, May 15
Last Supper – TICKET REQUIRED
5:00 – 7:00 pm; Cafe Mac
Dine on all your favorites for a final time in Cafe Mac. Last entry into Cafe Mac is at 6:45 pm.
Science Museum of MN Gala- Semi Formal – TICKET REQUIRED
9:00 pm – 12:30 am
Join your class, faculty, and staff for an evening of reconnecting, memories, and merriment! All four floors of the Museum will be open for you to explore. Buses will leave 62 Macalester Street between 8:45 and 10:00 pm. You must take provided transportation to and from this event.
Government issued ID is required for the bar.
Thursday, May 16
9:45 am; Doors Open
10:00 am; Leonard Center Fieldhouse
Come and choose your seat for graduation and learn the ropes for the big day.
Senior Class Photo
Immediately following Rehearsal; Leonard Center Alumni Gym
The Senior Class is invited to come together as a community to take a class photo.
4:30 – 6:00 pm; The Loch
The Senior Class is invited to come together as a community in a recent addition to Senior Week — Facing Forward. Inspired by an event of the same name in 2016 and by Faces of Mac, please join us to lift up collective reflection and community celebration. Come hear fellow seniors from different parts of campus share their reflections on their four years at Macalester, including stories of triumph and growth, of struggle and heartbreak, of looking backwards and moving forwards. We hope to cultivate an intimate community space in which we can celebrate each other’s journeys and truths. Due to size limitations, the event is open only to the Senior Class.
For information about other events taking place this week. Please check out the Commencement Schedule.
Last Lecture-First Round Nominations
Last Lecture- Speaker Selection
Last Supper Menu Choices
Science Museum Faculty and Staff Invitation
Speakers Interest Form
Only 1 ticket per person. All names will be checked against the 2020 graduating seniors list. Want to buy a ticket for a friend? Email email@example.com with their name and Mac ID once purchased.
- April 2020: $25
Tickets will be available for pick up on Monday, May 11th between 9 am and 1 pm in the Campus Center Atrium. Any tickets not picked up at this time will be available at the check-in table at each Senior Week event.
- One ticket will be used for entrance to all ticketed events.
- You cannot buy reduced priced individual event tickets. One ticket is used for however many ticketed events you decide to attend.
- Tickets are non-refundable.
- Your ticket will be a wristband. This wristband will be placed on your wrist at time of pick-up. You will not be admitted to ticketed events without your wristband. If you need to remove your wristband for work related purposes, you must bring the original cut wristband to the check-in table to receive a new one.
- DO NOT LOSE YOUR WRISTBAND. You will not be given a replacement and will need to purchase another one.
- Tickets are only for the graduating Class of 2020
- Please contact Logan Schrader at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-696-6202 with any questions.