Campus Security

The college Safety and Security Office is responsible for safety and security on campus. The office is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Macalester campus is located in a safe city neighborhood. However, we continually work with our students regarding their personal safety. We teach them to take their safety seriously by practicing good habits and using the tools available on campus. The Safety and Security Office responds to campus emergencies, conducts routine campus patrols, and serves as a liaison with St. Paul City police, fire and medical emergency agencies.

Emergency Alert Notification

Macalester uses an emergency notification system to send email messages and text messages in the most extreme cases involving the safety of the college community.

In case of Emergency between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM CST call the Office of Student Affairs at 651-696-6220 and we will locate your student if you are unable to make contact. After hours, call the 24-hour Campus Security Officer at 651-696-6555 for assistance. Review the Emergency procedures website for more information.

Safety Escorts

Safety escorts are available for students, faculty and staff 24 hours a day.  Security Officers or student SAFEwalk employees will assist you to your vehicle within a mile radius of campus.