The address for Macalester College is:

1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

By Plane, Bus, and Train

If you are arriving in town by plane, bus or train, the campus is served by mass transit.

From the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

Take the METRO Blue Line light rail northbound (in the Downtown Minneapolis direction) to the 46th Street Station. Transfer to the A Line (bus rapid transit) or the #84 bus northbound to the stop at Snelling Avenue and Grand Avenue (Approximately 35-45 minutes).

From Union Depot in St. Paul

This location is the drop-off point for Amtrak trains and Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, and Megabus buses. From there, take the #63 Metro Transit bus westbound to the stop at Grand Avenue and Snelling Avenue (Approximately 30 minutes).

By Taxi

If you are arriving in town by plane, bus, or train, you can also take a taxi. We are approximately 15 minutes from all terminals. The fare should be $30-35.

By Car

Note: There are several road construction projects affecting major highways in the Twin Cities. Please check the Minnesota Department of Transportation road construction website for the latest information before planning your trip.

From Interstate 94, exit on Snelling Avenue and go south on Snelling Avenue to Grand Avenue. Turn right (west) on Grand Avenue .

From the north on Interstate 35, take 35E South into St. Paul. Exit to Interstate 94 westbound, and follow the directions above.

From the south on Interstate 35, take I-35E North into St. Paul. Exit at Ayd Mill Road (exit #104B). At the second light, take a left onto Grand Avenue (westbound). One block after crossing Snelling Avenue, turn left (south) onto Macalester Street.


Several area hotels offer discounted rates for Macalester parents and families during orientation. To make your reservation, follow the link below to book online or call the reservation number. Please be sure to mention the name of your group block is Macalester College Student Orientation. Rooms are first come, first serve and subject to availability.

Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown
175 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 225-1515
Book Online
Rate: $129/night (block ends July 30, 2019)

Courtyard by Marriott, Minneapolis – St Paul Airport
1352 Northland Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
(800) 321-2211
Book Online
Rate: $104/night (block ends August 8, 2019)

Courtyard by Marriott – Roseville
2905 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 746-8000
Book Online
Rate: $119/night (block ends August 31, 2019)

Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 881-5258
Book Online Use code: MACCOL
Rate: $159/night (block ends July 31, 2019)

Hyatt Place Saint Paul Downtown
180 Kellogg Blvd East
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 313-6503
Book Online Use code: G-MORB
Rate: $149/night
(block ends July 31, 2019) 

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown
411 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 291-8800
Book Online Use code: 041
Rate: $149/night (block ends August 16, 2019)

Marriott – MSP Airport
2020 American Blvd East
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 851-4741
Book Online
Rate: $109/night (block ends August 1, 2019)

InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
11 Kellogg Blvd East
St. Paul, MN 555101
(651) 292-1900
Book Online
Rate: $129/night (block ends August 9, 2019)

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown St. Paul
200 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-7400
Book Online
Rate: $129/night (block ends August 1, 2019)