Welcome new students! Congratulations on becoming a Macalester Scot!

Macalester looks forward to welcoming members of the Class of 2025 and new transfer students. 

Though we hope to be in person for Fall 2021, we are following public health guidelines from the college and state, which will ultimately dictate whether Orientation will be in-person, all virtual, or a hybrid model. Macalester takes your health and safety seriously.

New Student Orientation

All new first-year and transfer students are expected to participate in Orientation August 27-31, 2021. 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

Ask orientation@macalester.edu