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Mac Fest

Mac Fest!
A new community wide event is coming October 6–8, 2023

In an effort to expand community and share in the pride, excitement, and energy of all that represents Macalester, we’re excited to announce the alignment of Family Fest and Back to Mac into our new signature event called Mac Fest.

Mac Fest will take place on campus the weekend of October 6–8, 2023, with programming and events for the entire college community, including students, alumni, parents and families, faculty and staff, and prospective students. 

Weekend highlights will include both athletic and non-athletic events and offerings that enthusiastically showcase the best of fall at Macalester! Among the planned events are:

  • 5k walk and run
  • Academic showcase: poster session
  • Golden Scots luncheon
  • Athletics events and M Club tailgate
  • Prospective student visits
  • Athletics Hall of Fame banquet
  • Choir and orchestra concerts
  • Student-led performances (improv and a cappella showcase)

We are excited to bring our community together for this new event. Go Mac!

Registration will open in early August.

Please review our preliminary Event Schedule and return frequently for updates!

Questions? Email us at [email protected]