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Student Organizations

There’s more to college than coursework

What you do outside the classroom is just as important as what you do in it. There are 100+ student organizations and new ones are being formed all the time. From sketch comedy to knitting to managing a real mutual fund, Macalester’s student organizations are as diverse as our student body. Go ahead, try out the Scrabble club or Mac Rocketry. It’s up to you.

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Macalester’s student-run radio station, WMCN 91.7FM, offers a variety of music genres as well as live performances.

Macalester’s student-run radio station, WMCN 91.7FM, offers a variety of music genres as well as live performances.
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Physics and Astronomy Club (or PandA, as it’s known) actively encourages nerding-out over all things science.

Physics and Astronomy Club (or PandA, as it’s known) actively encourages nerding-out over all things science.
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Being nestled in two cities doesn’t mean students can’t access all the parks and wilderness Minnesota has to offer. The Outing Club plans events for students to join, like dogsledding.

Being nestled in two cities doesn’t mean students can’t access all the parks and wilderness Minnesota has to offer. The Outing Club plans events for students to join, like dogsledding.

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Fraternities and sororities

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Student publications that you can join

Mike Breidenbach ’96 playing bagpipes. Open Modal
How to

Learn to play the bagpipes

Macalester celebrates its Scottish roots by offering free bagpipe lessons to every student. We also announce official events with the sound of bagpipes.

How to

Learn to play the bagpipes

Macalester celebrates its Scottish roots by offering free bagpipe lessons to every student. We also announce official events with the sound of bagpipes.