Room and roommate assignments for New Students

All first-year and sophomore students are required to live on campus. The residential life program has great housing options as well as numerous social and learning opportunities for students based on their class year.  Living in the residence halls provides:

• Opportunities to learn about yourself and others beyond the classroom.
• Resident Assistants to help you make the most of living on campus.
• Opportunities to be a leader and make a difference.
• The safety and convenience to live where you learn.

Room  and Board Costs for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Residence Hall Room – $7026.00 yr; $3513.00 per semester.

Required Board Plan: $6058.00 yr; $3029.00 per semester.

Your Room and Roommate Assignment
We’ll do our best to assign you a room and roommate or possibly roommates (we have some triple and quad rooms) based on your preferences. If you are assigned to a residential first-year course, the course location takes priority over your hall or room-type preference. We don’t encourage roommate requests, and of the mutual requests we receive, we can accommodate very few.

Your Online Housing Page

Your personal Housing and Dining Self Service webpage contains your housing and roommate assignments and dining plan selections while you are at Macalester. Shortly after the College announces the mode of instruction for Fall 2020, Residential Life will email your Macalester account regarding the on-campus housing process. Visit Housing Information for New Students for updates and information.

When your Self Service page is ready,  you may log onto 1600Grand, select Student Life, then Housing and Dining Self-Service. From the the square menu icon at the top of the page, select Application and New Student Housing and Dining Agreement 2020-2021. Please read the information on the right sidebar before completing the floor preferences questions. Our housing software uses a third party server, you may need to adjust the privacy settings on your computer to access your Self-Service page.