Welcome new students! Congratulations on becoming a Macalester Scot!

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Macalester looks forward to welcoming members of the Class of 2024 and new transfer students. 

Macalester takes your health and safety seriously. Therefore, with guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and in order to keep our community safe, Orientation programming in academic year 2020-2021 will be held remotely. Additionally, our plans for Orientation to gather digitally are intended to make our program inclusive for all members of our community, some of whom may be joining us from afar.

New Student Orientation

All new first-year and transfer students are expected to participate in Orientation. This is experience will acquaint you with the culture, services, and resources at Macalester as you transition into the campus community.

By the end of new student orientation you will:

  • Establish a sense of belonging
  • Familiarize yourself with campus
  • Identify support resources
  • Learn the core values of the Macalester community
  • Understand academic expectations
  • Understand what is expected as a member of a residential community