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Fall Semester 2017
Thanksgiving Break - November 22 - 26.
Residence Halls stay open* with abbreviated Cafe Mac dining schedule
Cafe Mac Hours During Thanksgiving Break:
Wednesday, November 22 - lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 23- lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fri, November 24 & Sat, November 25-lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 26-brunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & dinner 5-7:30 p.m.
Tues, November 21-7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 22-Sat. Nov. 25- Closed
Sunday, November 26-1pm -11pm
Atrium Market, Scotty's & Nessie's
General Reminder About Residence Hall Safety During Break:
1. Do not prop exterior doors
2. Do not let those you do not know into the residence halls
3. Report any suspicious persons or activities to the Residential Life staff or Security
4. Keep windows closed - both interior & exterior to avoid pipe freeze
5. Keep your door locked, while you are in your room and while you are away.
If you plan to be away during Thanksgiving Break , please follow these room safety steps before you depart:
1. Take out your trash, recycling and compost. Securely store any food in your room.
2. Check that both interior & exterior windows are closed.
3. Shut off your lights
4. Take your valuables with you
5. Lock your door
* Please know all College & Residence Hall policy will be in effect during Thanksgiving Break, including Courtesy & Quiet Hours. Additionally, we will continue to have RA staff on duty throughout break.
End of Fall Semester Hall Closing Information
All of our halls will be closed at Noon on Thursday, December 21. Please plan accordingly to leave before the deadline.
We wish you a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving Break! Thank you!
-Residential Life Staff
Housing Calendars 2017-2018
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.
Housing Calendar Spring 2018
January 16, 2018, Tuesday - Halls open for spring semester
January 18, Thursday - Spring Classes Begin
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 20, Tuesday - Room Selection period begins
May 8, Tuesday - Halls close by noon for non-graduates
May 13, Sunday - Halls close by noon for graduates