The Veggie Co-op is an intentional meat-free living community, located on campus in the football stadium and is open to all rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Veggie Co-op has space for 20 residents, including one Resident Assistant.

Co-op residents  live together in the manner of a cooperative. They share meals and each participate equally in the work required to maintain an active and healthy community experience. This has traditionally been a very close-knit group who take seriously their responsibilities toward the creation of a family atmosphere where each member has an equal and important role in the growth of the community.

Common meals and weekly meetings are a mandatory part of the experience, Each resident is required to contribute $500 per semester to the general pool for buying food and other provisions for the Co-op. Residents are exempt from the residence hall dining plan.  

An application and selection process is conducted each spring before roomdraw and current residents are responsible for recruiting and filling the roster for the following academic year. This living option is available for sophomores, juniors, and seniors only.

 February 16, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm  – Open House for anyone interested in applying to the Veggie Co-op 

 Veggie Co-op application for 2020-2021  

Applications are due by 12:00 PM on Friday, February 21.

For questions or more information visit us at the co-op; email Residential-Life@macalester.edu or contact Residence Hall Director, Mia Jackman,  

Location: The Veggie Co-op is located in the Macalester Stadium on Snelling Avenue.
Description: Beneath the bleachers of the Stadium lies a unique living option. All rooms have air-conditioning units, high ceilings and many have a half-story loft. The Veggie Co-op is a co-ed residence hall.
Resident Information: The Veggie Co-op houses  20 sophomores, juniors and seniors including one Resident Assistant. Residents are exempt form the residence hall dining plan but are required to participate in the Co-op communal dining program.
Bathrooms: Two bathrooms available. Gender designation decided by co-op to meet all residents needs.  Historically, bathrooms have been designated all-gender.
Laundry Facilities: Two laundry rooms, one in each bathroom.
Kitchen: The large kitchen has a  full-size refrigerator, sink, stove, and microwave oven. It also has a large supply of cooking equipment and tableware service for the 20 residents.
Communal Dining Room/Lounge: Conveniently located off the the kitchen
General Room Information:  Double and triple rooms with small lofts.  Beds are standard twin extra long located in the main area of the room, not the loft.  Room Dimensions: Double: 11’9” x 13’11” ; Triple: 13’11” x 16’