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. Below find more information about the programs planned for 2021-22 in partnership between the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, and Alumni Engagement.
Bikes, Trains, and Automobiles – A City Scots Search on September 18-Oct 24, 2021
Strengthen your Metro Transit and biking skills and see the impact of alumni in the Twin Cities by participating in this City Scot Search.
- Visit at least one of the locations linked in the Scots Search map and check if discounts are available
- Take a picture of yourself there and post it on Instagram using #heymac, and tag @macalesteralumni and @macalesterosle each tagged photo is an entry to win
- We’ll draw four random winners to receive a $50 gift card to Target, Uber Eats, Etsy, or Bookshop.org on Monday Sept. 20
Don’t forget to pick up your FREE Unlimited Metro Pass at the Info Desk in the Campus Center! And if you want to bring a non-Mac friend along for the ride, all rides on Metro Transit are a $1 during September and October.
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 Class Nights
Each class year has a class night at the start of each semester, hosted by a different department on campus, that creates a unique space for classmates to catch up with each other. The fall senior class night is traditionally an ice cream social where seniors also receive a class mug; the spring senior class night traditionally includes a special address from the college president.
Senior Sweatshirt Day
Each year, Advancement gifts each senior with a sweatshirt specially embroidered with the Macalester shield and their class year. This tradition reflects the thousands of threads we weave together during our Macalester experiences that expand across space and time. On Senior Sweatshirt Day, seniors pick up their sweatshirts and learn more about the resources and programming available in the Spring semester. They leave knowing that they are part of a large alumni community that cares about them.
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