Contact Residential Life
Fall Semester 2017-
New students arrive on Thursday, August 31, 2017.
Check-in Information for Returning Students
Halls open for returning students on Sunday, September 3, 2017.
Sunday and Monday, September 3 & 4 – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Use your Macalester ID card to enter the residence halls.
Check-In at your Residence Hall Office:
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 3
Monday, September 4
Housing for new students
Complete the New Students Housing and Dining Agreement 2017-2018 by June 30; you may make changes to your completed form if necessary through July 7.
How to access MyHousing Self-Service to complete the New Students Housing and Dining Agreement 2017-2018 :
Log into 1600 Grand (the Macalester College portal for students, faculty and staff) using your Macalester user name and password. At 1600grand choose the Student Life tab and My Housing/SelfService box. At the first Self-Service screen select Application from the menu bar at the top of the page. Complete the New Students Housing and Dining Agreement 2017-2018 and a few short preferences questions. It is the second choice on the drop-down menu.
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Room and roommates assignments will be posted to your Self-Service page during the first week in August.
All new students will be assigned to Dining Plan A. Please do not select a dining plan from your Self-Service page. It could result in being double charged for the dining plan.
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 Dining begins with breakfast in Cafe Mac.
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