Contact Residential Life
*In the case of an emergency (after business hours & on weekends) please reach out to Campus Security at 651-696-6555.
Fall Semester 2018 and Spring Semester 2019
End of Semester Departure: After last final and before noon on Thursday, December 20, 2018 All halls, houses and cottages close at noon on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Safety procedure for closing your room.
Winter Break – begins at noon on Thursday, December 20, 2018 and ends on Monday, January 21, 2019
Spring Semester opening: Halls open for spring semester on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Spring dining plans begin with breakfast on January 22. Classes begin on Thursday, January 24, 2019
Winter Break Housing: Halls open for students with approved activities on Wednesday, January 2, 9:00 AM. Dining plans begin with breakfast for students who have a fall and spring dining plans A, B, or C.
Winter Break Check-in Information will be sent to students that requested break housing and posted here in early December.
Residential Life Calendar 2018-2019
August 17 Friday – Preseason housing opens for athletes and other students approved for early activities.
August 30, Thursday – New First-Year, Transfer, and International Exchange students arrive. Orientation begins.
September 2, Sunday – Upper class students return for Fall semester.
September 4, Tuesday – Classes Begin
October 12, Friday through October 13, Saturday – Family Fest
October 25, Thursday, through October 28, Sunday – Fall Break; Halls stay open, food service in Cafe Mac and Grille is open.
November 21, Wednesday through November 25, Sunday – Thanksgiving Break; Halls stay open; Food Service in Cafe Mac is open with adjusted holiday hours.
December 12, Wednesday – Classes End
December 12, Thursday – Atrium Market, Scotty’s and Nessie’s closed for winter break.
December 13, Thursday, through Wednesday, December 19 – Study Days and Final Exams
December 19, Wednesday – Food Service ends after dinner. Cafe Mac and Grill, close for winter break
December 20, Thursday – Residence Halls, Houses, and Apartments close by Noon.
Housing Calendar Spring 2019
January 22, 2019, Tuesday – Halls open for spring semester
January 24, Thursday – Spring Classes Begin
February 1, Applications open for students applying to Language Houses or Specialty Areas
March 8, Room assignments to Language Houses and Specialty Areas finalized.
March 16 , Saturday – Spring Break, Cafe Mac closed. Grille open with limited hours
March 24, Sunday – Cafe Mac opens at dinner
March 25, Monday – Classes resume
March 25, Monday, Room selection begins. Rising juniors and rising seniors Homesteading and Summit House Draw
March 26, Tuesday – Room Selection: Rising juniors and rising seniors
March 28, Thursday – Room Selection: Groups and doubles draw for rising sophomores
March 29, Friday – Room Selection: Singles draw for rising sophomores
May 9, Thursday – May 13, Monday Final Exams
May 14 Tuesday, Halls close by noon for non-graduates
May 19, Sunday – Halls close by noon for graduates
Winter Break December 21, 2018 through January 21, 2019
January 2, Wednesday – January Break Housing Opens – For International students with permanent addresses outside the USA and students approved for athletic, academic, and Macalester sponsored break programs and activities.
January 2, Wednesday – January Break dining begins with breakfast in Cafe Mac. January Break Housing Information and Request Form.