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Gender-Inclusive Housing

Since Fall 2023, Macalester has operated with a gender-inclusive 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 Housing Selection 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.

Living On Campus

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Room and Board Costs for the 2024-2025:

Room charges per year are as follows: Language Houses and Eco House – $8,559.00; Grand Cambridge Apartments – $9,448.00; All other residence hall rooms – $8,304.00; Dining charge per year is $7,456.00 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

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Move-In for Returning Students

Dates: Returning Student Move-In- August 31 – September 1 from 9:00am – 8:00pm. Please visit your email for check-in information. 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 14, 2024. To be eligible for Pre-Semester housing, students must have a housing contract for Fall 2024 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.

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Returning to Campus Spring 2025

Students participating can start returning back to campus on January 2, 2025 at 9:00 AM. To be eligible for housing, students must have a housing contract for Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 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 housing would be eligible to stay on campus. More information on winter break housing can be found on the Seasonal Housing page.

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Apply Now for 2024-2025 Housing

Students who are currently off campus and are interested in campus housing for Fall 2024 and/or Spring 2025 can apply to be considered for any vacancies on campus. Please email [email protected] to secure a space. If you are looking for off-campus resources, visit Macalester’s Off-Campus Living website.