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Seasonal Housing Information

Closing 2023

All residence halls close on May 9th at noon. Graduating seniors and students involved in commencement operations can stay until May 14 at noon.


Storage: Each residence hall has a storage room in which students may store personal items during the academic year. Students that live greater than 400 miles from campus may store a limited number of boxes to their fall assignment hall over the summer. The residence hall staff maintains the storage room and designates hours at the beginning of the semester and at the end of the semester during which items may be placed in or taken out of storage.

Students may store a max. of four 20x20x20 sized cardboard boxes or reasonably sized trunks/bins (all must be sealed/shut/tight lid)

Dining Information:

  • May 9th – May 13th “Senior Week”
    • Breakfast: 8:30am – 9:30am Lunch: 11:30am – 12:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
      • Grill: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Cafe Mac is open on Commencement Day for the Commencement Brunch from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm and the Grill is open from 8:00am – 2:30pm
      • May 14th – May 22nd Cafe Mac is closed *with the exception of catering events*

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.

General Information:

Your hall office(s) will be open from the following times: May 4th – 8th from 10:00am – Noon, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 8:00pm -10:00pm

The times listed above are the only times you will be able to check-in your room key and/or place your items into storage. This also includes folks who will be staying with us past the 9th for Commencement activities.

Break Information

Summer housing is available in Kirk Hall from May 23 through July 28, 2023.

Students will not be able to move into their summer housing until May 23 at 9am. 

Summer programs must occur within the eight week summer housing period and must be Macalester affiliated.  Summer housing checkout is noon on July 28, 2023.

Room rate: $20 dollars per day. You will be charged for however many days you are on campus between May 23 – July 28 times.

Grant Funding: All students will have a room charge. Grant funds will be directly applied to students’ accounts, any remaining charges are the student’s responsibility. Room and board charges will be posted on May 10.

Dining Rates: A dining plan is requiredDining opens on May 23 with breakfast and closes after dinner on July 28. Dining Plans are declining balance: 50 meals for $591.00, 100 meals for $1183.00, and 150 meals for $1776.00.

Everyone must vacate their summer housing assignment by July 28. 

All students interested in Summer Housing must be affiliated with Macalester College. This includes, but is not limited to, Macalester internships, Macalester research assistantships, Macalester international students and Macalester student employees.

If you are interested in staying with us for summer, please fill out this application by Midnight, April 23rd.

General reminder about safety

  • Do not let those you do not know into the residence halls
  • Report any safety or facilities concerns to Public Safety at 651-696-6555
  • Do not prop exterior doors
  • Mac Stays Safer Community Commitment is still in effect during breaks in addition to all other College & residence hall policies. These include but are not limited to courtesy & quiet hours
  • If you choose to leave, please leave your room in a safe and secure manner:
    • Lock your door
    • Close all windows (both interior & exterior)
    • Turn off your lights
    • Take out your garbage & recycling

Need assistance

If you need emergency assistance, please call Public Safety at 651-696-6555. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. RA staff will continue to be on duty from 7 pm-8 am Monday through Friday evenings and 24 hours on the weekend. Please save your halls RA On-Call number in your phone.