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Spring Closing - Halls close on Tuesday, May 9 by noon. Only graduating students or students required to be on campus for ACTC finals, senior week, and graduation activities may stay after noon on Tuesday, May 9, Halls close for all remaining students on Sunday, May 14 by noon. Spring Closing details.
Senior Week - some non- graduates approved to stay on campus until May 14 may qualify for senior week meals in Cafe Mac. More information about the Senior Week Dining Plan.
Fall Semester 2017- New students arrive on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Halls open for returning students on Sunday, September 3, 2017.
Room Selection for Fall and Spring 2017-2018
Begins with selection to Language Houses and Specialty Living Areas. Applications available beginning February 9. Selection for Language Houses and Specialty Areas is completed and rosters finalized before spring break. Once students are assigned by the sponsoring department, they finalize their placement by completing the Housing and Dining Agreement 2017-2018 through their 1600Grand/Student Life login and accessing their MyHousing/Self Service page.
Roomdraw for spaces in the Residence Halls, Grand Cambridge Apartments, and Summit House begins with draws for rising juniors and rising seniors March 22 and 23. Rising sophomores select spaces on March 28 and 30. To be included in Roomdraw, students must first complete the Housing and Dining Agreement 2017-2018 found at their MyHousing/Self Service page. Access is through the 1600Grand/Student Life login.
Housing Calendars 2017-2018
January 17, Tuesday - Residence Halls open for spring semester.
January 18 Dining Plans begin with breakfast
January 19, Thursday - Spring Semester Classes Begin
February 1, Wednesday - Language House and Specialty Housing applications open for 2017-2018 housing.
March 11 - 19, Saturday through Sunday - Spring Break; Halls stay open but Cafe Mac, and auxiliary food stations are closed except for The Grille. The Grille is open Monday through Friday with shortened hours.
March 19, Sunday - Cafe Mac opens at dinner for spring semester dining plans.
March 20, Monday through March 31, Friday - Room Selection season for returning students
May 4, Thursday through May 8, Monday - Final exam period. Non-graduates depart campus after their last final.
May 9, Tuesday - Residence Halls close by Noon for all but graduating seniors and students approved to stay on campus during senior week.
May 9, Tuesday through May 12, Friday - Senior Week. Halls stay open for graduates and students approved to be on campus during senior week.
May 13, Saturday - Commencement. Senior week and graduates departures begin
May 14, Sunday - Halls close by Noon for all students except those taking a final at an ACTC location with a later final schedule.
Housing Calendar Fall 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
September 30, Friday through October 1, 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