Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, Room 241 651-696-6215
Living On Campus
Room and Board Costs for the 2023-2024 academic year:
Room charges per year are as follows:
- Language Houses and Eco House – $8,136.00; $4,068.00 per semester
- Grand Cambridge Apartments – $8,982.00; $4,491.00 per semester
- All other residence hall rooms – $7,894.00; $3,947.00 per semester
Dining charge per year is $7,088.00; $3,544.00 per semester.
A dining plan is not required for residents in the Language Houses, Eco House, Grand Cambridge Apartments, Summit House, Veggie Co-op and Dietary Affirming Intentional Community
Move-In for Returning Students
Dates: Returning Student Move-In- September 3-4, 2023 from 9:00am – 8:00pm. Please check-in at your hall office.
Details regarding the specific move in instructions will be posted and shared with returning residential students during the summer. Students participating in Pre-Semester can start returning back to campus on August 9, 2023. To be eligible for Pre-Semester housing, students must have a housing contract for Fall 2023 and be sponsored by a Macalester department. Special requests for early move-in prior to your allocated move-in slot the following will not be approved: Getting over jetlag, non-Macalester related events, transportation arrangements or prices, and error in scheduling. While this is not an exhaustive list, Residential Life reserves the right to deny or approve requests.
Returning to Campus Spring 2024
Students participating in January Term (J-Term) can start returning back to campus on January 2, 2024 at 9:00 AM. To be eligible for J-Term housing, students must have a housing contract for Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 and have a need to come back to campus early for a Macalester affiliated program (internship, sport, and/or work.) International students who also need J-Term housing would be eligible to stay on campus. Special requests for the following will not be approved: Getting over jetlag, non-Macalester related events, transportation arrangements or prices, and error in scheduling. While this is not an exhaustive list, Residential Life reserves the right to deny or approve requests.
Apply Now for Spring 2024 Housing
Students who are currently off campus and are interested in campus housing for Spring 2024 can apply to be considered for any vacancies on campus. Please fill out the housing waitlist to be considered.
We encourage you to consider off campus housing as a backup plan. A good place to get started is Macalester’s Off-Campus Living website.
Starting in Fall 2023, we will use an all-gender campus housing model. This gives students the option to reside and live with other student(s) regardless of sex, gender and/or gender identity, and have access to all-gender bathrooms. Additionally, this model supports our gender needs and allows Residential Life to have facilities and a program that is rooted in universal design. While the majority of our residence halls and buildings will be all-gender housing, there will be some floors and spaces that will have gender-specific spaces and bathrooms. All students will be able to select the housing arrangements that best fit their needs and live in a safe and comfortable living environment.
To be more specific, all of our residence halls except for designated areas will be gender inclusive, meaning that the bathrooms in those spaces will be gender inclusive, too. If a student wants or needs to live in a single gender community with designated male and female bathrooms, then they can request to live in Doty Hall (as a first year) or choose to live in Bigelow Hall (during Room Draw as an upper division student). Currently, our traditional halls (excluding GDD, GCA, and the houses) do not have single stall bathrooms. They are communal bathrooms that have sinks, toilet stalls, and shower stalls within a common space.
Please reach out with any specific questions you may have.
Single Gender Spaces:
Upper Division Male Spaces: Bigelow 0 (basement) and Bigelow 1
Upper Division Female Spaces: Bigelow 2 and Bigelow 3