Coordinated by the Department of Multicultural Life, MOSIAC (Mentoring Opportunities For Students Across Identity and Culture) provides peer mentorship for first-year students who identify as students of color, indigenous students, LBGTQIA, and first-generation to college students.  The goal of DML’s peer mentorship model is to connect first years with returning peers who share similar identities and shared experiences.  Through DML programming, first-year participants will engage in identity exploration, develop multiple pathways to holistic student success, build interpersonal relationships through community building activities, and work toward maintaining a socially just learning environment for everyone.  As a MOSAIC participant, you will participate in monthly dialogues and workshops designed to help you gain access to campus recourses consistent with your learning needs and sense of belonging.

MOSAIC 2021-2022 Program Schedule

Meeting Times: 4:30pm – 5:45pm (4:30pm – snack time; 4:45pm – program starts)
Large Group Meeting Location: Hybrid via Zoom and Board Room, Weyerhaeuser Building

Due to COVID-19, we are splitting up the group into two, Group A and Group B, to maintain social distancing and practice safety precautions by providing a hybrid model. In the program schedule, it will identify which group is in-person vs. virtual via Zoom.  

Fall 2021

Wed, 9/15 – Large Group Meeting I (GROUP A – In Person, GROUP B – Virtual)

Wed, 10/6 – Large Group Meeting II (GROUP A – Virtual, GROUP B – In Person)

Sat, 10/16 – Community Excursion I, Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm @ the Rondo Commemorative Plaza – (EVERYONE IN PERSON)

Wed, 11/10 – Large Group Meeting III (GROUP A – In Person, GROUP B – Virtual)

Spring 2022

Wed, 2/9 – Large Group Meeting IV (GROUP A – Virtual, GROUP B – In Person)

Wed, 3/23 – Large Group Meeting V (GROUP A – In Person, GROUP B – Virtual)

Sat, 3/26 – Community Excursion II, Time: TBD upon community event – (EVERYONE IN PERSON)

Wed, 4/6 – Large Group Meeting VI & End of the Year Lunch/Dinner Celebration (EVERYONE IN PERSON)

Application (Closed for 2021-2022)

Apply for MOSAIC 2021-2022 Mentoring Program through your Student Portal under the “Leadership Pre-Orientation Program” application. Login with your Macalester Email and Password.

Eligibility: Incoming First Year Students who identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx; First Generation; and/or LGBTQIA+.

Selection will occur after August 6, 2021 and First Year students will be notified via their Macalester email if they have been selected to be a Mentee for the MOSAIC Program.

Mentors are Student Staff hired through the Department of Multicultural Life (DML). Mentees who are selected to be a part of MOSAIC will be paired with a Mentor through the DML.


For more information about MOSAIC, please contact Pa Dao Yang at pyang1@macalester.edu.


*This webpage will be continuously updated as necessary. Dates and times may be subject to change.