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100+ student organizations

From badminton and rugby to comic books and anime, student organizations at Macalester cover all sorts of interests and experiences and provide space to build community—because there’s more to college life than coursework.

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Activism is highly encouraged

Because even small acts of social advocacy, like voicing an unpopular opinion, can contribute to social transformation.

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Making space for everyone

Diversity, equity, and inclusion underscore life at Macalester. We pay attention to historically marginalized voices, bolster leadership, and grapple with social justice in theory and practice.

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Taking action against climate change

At Macalester, we’re reducing our carbon footprint by implementing more sustainable practices campus-wide.

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Student athletes compete in 19 varsity and 7 club sports at Macalester.

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Residential Living

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Macalester students learn a lot from each other while living on campus together.

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A Day in the Life

Ruby Rich ’23

Take a look at Macalester from Ruby’s perspective.

A Day in the Life

Ruby Rich ’23

Take a look at Macalester from Ruby’s perspective.

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Twin Cities Big Questions: Can poverty and inequality ever be eradicated?

Twin Cities Big Questions:  Can poverty and inequality ever be eradicated?
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Trio Domenico featuring Mark Mazullo, Thomas Rosenberg, and Daria Adams

Trio Domenico featuring Mark Mazullo, Thomas Rosenberg, and Daria Adams

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End of Semester

The sun is setting on another semester at Macalester. #heymac

End of Semester

The sun is setting on another semester at Macalester. #heymac
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Image of the Day

Image of the Day: Students in Associate Professor Rachael Huener’s German 204 class channeled their inner Max Beckmann at @artsmia earlier this semester. #heymac

Image of the Day

Image of the Day: Students in Associate Professor Rachael Huener’s German 204 class channeled their inner Max Beckmann at @artsmia earlier this semester. #heymac
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@macalesterchemistry Party

@macalesterchemistry hosted its annual end-of-semester party last week with a hearty celebration of @unesco’s declaration of 2019 as The International Year of the Periodic Table, honoring the 150th anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev’s momentous contribution. Several periodic table inspired games were played. The photo features the three game winners. Starting left: Duane Nguyen ’21, Kellie Stellmach ’20, and Erin Webb ’21 posing with the illustrated guest of honor, Dmitri.

@macalesterchemistry Party

@macalesterchemistry hosted its annual end-of-semester party last week with a hearty celebration of @unesco’s declaration of 2019 as The International Year of the Periodic Table, honoring the 150th anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev’s momentous contribution. Several periodic table inspired games were played. The photo features the three game winners. Starting left: Duane Nguyen ’21, Kellie Stellmach ’20, and Erin Webb ’21 posing with the illustrated guest of honor, Dmitri.