Front entrance to Turck Hall
Turck Hall

Contact Residential Life


*In the case of an emergency (after business hours & on weekends) please reach out to Campus Security at 651-696-6555.

Housing for New Students, Fall 2019

The Housing and Dining Agreement and Preferences questions will open June3 after 12:00 pm.  . It’s a short, on-line form using the housing portal called MyHousing/Self-Service. This portal will hold your housing and dining information while you are at Macalester.

Sign the New Students Housing and Dining Agreement 2019-2020 and answer the housing preference questions by July 2. You may make changes to your completed form if necessary through July 15.

To access MyHousing Self-Service and complete the New Students Housing and Dining Agreement 2019-2020:

Log into 1600 Grand (the Macalester College portal for students, faculty and staff) using your Macalester user name and password.

At 1600grand choose the Student Life tab and the My Housing/SelfService box.

At the first Self-Service screen select Application from the menu bar at the top of the page. Complete the New Students Housing and Dining Agreement 2019-2020 and continue to the few short preferences questions.

How we assign spaces: Since we do not know each other yet, roommates are assigned by legal gender. However, we are happy to work with students; if assigning by legal gender is a concern for you, please let us know.

All new students will be assigned to Dining Plan A. Please do not select a dining plan from your Self-Service page. It could result in being double charged for the dining plan.

If you receive an error message at MyHousing/Self-Service contact the Macalester ITS Help Desk for help with privacy settings or by phone at 651-696-6525.

Room and roommates assignments will be posted to your Self-Service page during the first week in August.

Check In Information for Returning Students

Residential Life Calendar Fall Semester 2019

New students arrive on Thursday, August 29

Returning students arrive on Sunday, September 1

Fall Break – Thursday, October 24 – Sunday, October 27, Halls remain open

Thanksgiving Break – Wednesday, November 27 – Sunday, December 1. Halls remain open

Halls Close – Thursday, December 19 before noon.

Residential Life Calendar Spring 2020

January 21, 2020, Tuesday – Halls open for spring semester

January 23, Thursday – Spring Classes Begin

March 14 , Saturday – Spring Break, Cafe Mac closed. Grille open with limited hours

March 22, Sunday – Cafe Mac opens at dinner

March 23, Monday – Classes resume

March 23 – 27 Room selection week

May 7, Thursday through May 11, Monday –  Final Exams

May 12, Tuesday – Halls close by noon for non-graduates

May 16, Saturday – Baccalaureate and Commencement

May 17, Sunday – Halls close by noon for graduates