- Feb 28 Staged Reading: "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf"
- Mar 6 Founders Day
- Mar 7 Macalester Orchestra Concerto Concert
- Mar 8 Chopin Society presents pianist Nelson Goerner
- Mar 31 Inaugural Lecture of Thomas Halverson, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
- Apr 11 Macalester Concert Choir and Highland Camerata
- Apr 12 Chopin Society presents pianist Yevgeny Sudbin
- Apr 12 Wind Ensemble Concert
- Apr 14 Global Citizens Celebration
- Apr 17 Chamber Ensemble Concert
A Prairie Home Companion and Garrison Keillor returned to Macalester for a 40th Anniversary Celebration on July 4, 5 and 6. The show's first broadcast was made from Macalester’s Janet Wallace Fine Art Center on July 6, 1974. In addition to the outdoor concerts on the Great Lawn and Shaw Field, the Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel and Mairs Concert Hall also hosted performances on all three days.