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Spring Semester 2017
Halls open for spring semester at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 17. Spring dining plans begin with breakfast on Wednesday, January 18.
Spring Break - Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Dining Closed During Spring Break: Cafe Mac, Atrium Market, Nessie's and Scottie's close after dinner on Friday, March 10 through Lunch on Sunday March 19. Dining plans restart at dinner on Sunday March 19.
The Grill is open during break with limited hours: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday through Friday. Regular Grill hours return on Sunday March 19. More information about Dining at Macalester.
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.
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.
Fall Semester 2017- New students arrive on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Halls open for returning students on Sunday, September 3, 2017.
Housing Calendar Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
August 14 - Preseason housing opens for students approved for early activities.
August 26, Friday - New First-Year and Transfer students arrive. Orientation begins.
August 28, Sunday - Upper class students return for Fall semester.
August 31, Wednesday - Classes Begin
September 5, Monday - Labor Day - No Classes
September 30, Friday through October 1, Saturday - Family Fest
October 20, Thursday through October 23, Sunday - Fall Break; Halls stay open, food service in Cafe Mac and Grille is open.
November 23, Wednesday through November 27, Sunday - Thanksgiving Break; Halls stay open; Food Service in Cafe Mac is open with adjusted holiday hours.
December 9, Friday - Classes End
December 10, Saturday - Atrium Market, Scotty's and Nessie's closed for winter break.
December 10, Saturday through Friday, December 16 - Study Days and Final Exams
December 16, Friday - Food Service ends after dinner. Cafe Mac and Grill, close for winter break
December 17, Saturday - Residence Halls, Houses, and Apartments close by Noon.
Winter Break December 18, 2016 through January 16, 2017
January Break Housing - January 3, 2017 through January 16, 2017 - For International students with permanent addresses outside the USA and students approved for athletic, academic, and Macalester sponsored break programs and activities.
January Break Dining - Begins with breakfast on Tuesday, January 3, ends after dinner on January 17th. Break dining service is Cafe Mac breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
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.