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Mac Fest

Celebrate Macalester at Mac Fest!
October 6–8, 2023

We are excited to introduce Mac Fest as our new signature event, combining the traditions of both Family Fest and Back to Mac, as part of our ongoing commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community. Mac Fest is a wonderful chance to come together, celebrate our accomplishments, and feel the vibrant energy that characterizes Macalester College.

Register now! Mac Fest will be held on campus from October 6–8, 2023, offering an array of engaging activities and programming for the entire college community, including students, alumni, parents and families, faculty and staff, and prospective students. 

Highlights of the weekend include a range of athletic and non-athletic events that showcase the best of fall at Macalester. Among the planned events are:

  • Academic summer showcase: student posters and presentations
  • Athletics events and M Club tailgate
  • Choir and orchestra concerts
  • Student-led performances (improv and a cappella showcase)
  • Prospective student visits
  • Golden Scots luncheon
  • Athletics Hall of Fame banquet
  • 5K Fun Run/Walk

Please register by September 30.