Contact Residential Life
*In the case of an emergency (after business hours & on weekends) please reach out to Campus Security at 651-696-6555.
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.
We have suggested check-in times based on your room assignment. Please know these times are suggestions only and you are welcome to check-in anytime between 8 am-3 pm August 30. If you are arriving after 3 pm please let Residential Life know and we will arrange to check you in when you arrive.
Dupre Hall check-in 8am-10am
Turck Hall check-in 10am-12pm
Doty Hall check-in 12pm-2pm
Bigelow Hall check-in 12pm-2pm
We look forward to your arrival on August 30.
Halls close at the end of Fall semester: Noon, Thursday, December 20, 2018. Halls open for spring semester on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
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.
Residential Life Calendar 2018-2019
August 17 Friday – Preseason housing opens for athletes and other students approved for early activities.
August 30, Thursday – New First-Year, Transfer, and International Exchange students arrive. Orientation begins.
September 2, Sunday – Upper class students return for Fall semester.
September 4, Tuesday – Classes Begin
October 12, Friday through October 13, Saturday – Family Fest
October 25, Thursday, through October 28, Sunday – Fall Break; Halls stay open, food service in Cafe Mac and Grille is open.
November 21, Wednesday through November 25, Sunday – Thanksgiving Break; Halls stay open; Food Service in Cafe Mac is open with adjusted holiday hours.
December 12, Wednesday – Classes End
December 12, Thursday – Atrium Market, Scotty’s and Nessie’s closed for winter break.
December 13, Thursday, through Wednesday, December 19 – Study Days and Final Exams
December 19, Wednesday – Food Service ends after dinner. Cafe Mac and Grill, close for winter break
December 20, Thursday – Residence Halls, Houses, and Apartments close by Noon.
Housing Calendar Spring 2019
January 22, 2019, Tuesday – Halls open for spring semester
January 24, 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 16 , Saturday – Spring Break, Cafe Mac closed. Grille open with limited hours
March 24, Sunday – Cafe Mac opens at dinner
March 25, Monday – Classes resume
March 25, Monday, Room selection begins. Rising juniors and rising seniors Homesteading and Summit House Draw
March 26, Tuesday – Room Selection: Rising juniors and rising seniors
March 28, Thursday – Room Selection: Groups and doubles draw for rising sophomores
March 29, Friday – Room Selection: Singles draw for rising sophomores
May 9, Thursday – May 13, Monday Final Exams
May 14 Tuesday, Halls close by noon for non-graduates
May 19, Sunday – Halls close by noon for graduates
Winter Break December 21, 2018 through January 21, 2019
January 2, Wednesday – 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, Wednesday – January Break dining begins with breakfast in Cafe Mac. January Break Housing Information and Request Form.