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Mac Fest

Join us for the second annual Mac fest, September 27–29, 2024!

Mac Fest, an alignment of our previous Family Fest and Back to Mac fall events, showcases the best of Macalester with programming and events that welcome everyone in our community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and families, prospective students, and neighbors and friends of Mac are all invited to join us. 

Programming currently in the works includes athletic and non-athletic events, special 150th anniversary celebrations, and some returning events from last year that highlight the season at Mac: the annual 5k community walk and run, the parent and family town hall, student performances and summer research showcases, varsity and club sport events and alumni gatherings, a 150th special-release Dual Citizen Brewing beer tasting, and more. 

So save the date for September 27–29, and make sure to check back for more details, dates, and registration information (scheduled to open mid-summer).

See you there! 

The Mac Fest 2024 Planning Committee:

  • Kate Frampton, Special Events (co-chair)
  • Devyn Smith, Athletics (co-chair)
  • Lucy Bauer, Admissions
  • Dennis Cao, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Kathryn Dijkstra, ITS
  • Claire Edwards, Event Management
  • Ashli Cean Landa, Communications and Marketing
  • Steve Murray, Athletics
  • Maja Reyes, Engagement 
  • Josh Roy, Engagement 
  • Tony Saputo-Swanson, Parent and Family Engagement, Macalester Fund
  • Catie Gardner Smith, Engagement
  • Leah Seidenkranz, Alumni Engagement
  • Sara Suelflow, President’s Office
  • Andy Williams, Student Affairs 

For questions, please email us at [email protected].