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Summer 2018 Housing and Dining  Information.

Fall Housing Semester 2018- September 2 – December 20, 2018

Check-in for New Students – Halls open for new students on Thursday, August 30

.Move in 8:00 am to 3:00 pm – please contact Residential Life if you will arrive after 3:00 pm.

Halls close at the end of Fall semester, Thursday, December 20, 2018.  Halls open for spring semester on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Housing Information for New Students

Check-in for Returning Students  – Halls open for returning students on Sunday, September 2,

Check-In Hours:  Sunday & Monday, September 2 & 3 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Check-In at your Residence Hall Office.Use your Mac ID to enter the residence halls:

  • Bigelow Hall Office if your fall space is in 30Mac, Bigelow, Wallace
  • Kirk Hall Office (section 1) if your fall space is in Kirk Hall or Veggie Co-op
  • GDD Hall Office if your fall space is in GDD, GCA and Language Houses, Summit House
  • Dupre Hall Office if your fall space is in Dupre

Storage Out Information
Sunday, September 2  – 10-11 a.m.; 2-3 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Monday, September 3 – 10-11 a.m.; 2-3 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.

Housing Calendars 2017-2018

Housing Calendar Spring 2018

January 16, 2018, Tuesday – Halls open for spring semester

January 18, Thursday – Spring Classes Begin

February 1,  Applications open for students applying to Language Houses or Specialty Areas

March 8, Room assignments to Language Houses and Specialty Areas finalized.

March 10, Saturday – Spring Break, Cafe Mac closed. Grille open with limited hours

March 18, Sunday – Cafe Mac opens at dinner

March 19, Monday – Classes resume

March 19, Monday, Room selection begins. Rising juniors and rising seniors Homesteading and Summit House Draw

March 20, Tuesday – Room Selection:  Rising juniors and rising seniors

March 22, Thursday – Room Selection: Groups and doubles draw for rising sophomores

March 23, Friday – Room Selection: Singles draw for rising sophomores

May 8, Tuesday – Halls close by noon for non-graduates

May 13, Sunday – Halls close by noon for graduates

Housing Calendars 2017-2018

Fall 2017

August 18 Friday – Preseason housing opens for students approved for early activities.

August 31, Thursday – New First-Year and Transfer students arrive.  Orientation begins.

September 3, Sunday –  Upper class students return for Fall semester.

September 5, Tuesday  –  Classes Begin

October 13, Friday through October 14, Saturday – Family Fest

October 26, Thursday, through  October 29, Sunday – Fall Break; Halls stay open, food service in Cafe Mac and Grille is open.

November 22, Wednesday through November 26, Sunday – Thanksgiving Break;  Halls stay open; Food Service in Cafe Mac is open with adjusted holiday hours.

December 13, Wednesday  – Classes End

December 14, Thursday – Atrium Market, Scotty’s and Nessie’s closed for winter break.

December 14, Thursday, through Wednesday, December 20 – Study Days and Final Exams

December 20, Wednesday – Food Service ends after dinner. Cafe Mac and Grill, close for winter break

December 21, Thursday – Residence Halls, Houses, and Apartments close by Noon.

Winter Break December 21, 2017  through January 15, 2018

January 2, Tuesday – January Break Housing Opens  – For International students with permanent addresses outside the USA and students approved for athletic, academic, and Macalester sponsored break programs and activities.

January 2, Tuesday – January Break Housing opens and dining begins with breakfast in Cafe Mac. January Break Housing Information and Request Form.