Paint the Rock Contest
(at home edition!)

Color or Paint your own version of the Macalester Rock! The campus rock is a symbol of hope, pride, and community at Macalester. One lucky winner will have their design painted on the real rock on Mac’s Great Lawn.

How It Works!

Phase I: Grab your paints, colored pencils, or markers to create your own design on the rock. Take a picture of your masterpiece and email your submission to Liz Boyer, Senior Associate Director of Mac Fund at on by Wednesday, June 3 at 5:00 p.m. (CST).

Phase II: Top submissions will be determined by Kelsey Fox ‘17, Graphic Design Associate at Macalester. Selected submissions will be posted here and open for community voting from Sunday, June 6th through Wednesday, June 10th. Selected submissions will also be featured on the official Facebook or Instagram channels.

Phase III: The rock will be painted and a photo and winner will be announced to the Macalester community on Sunday, June 14.

Download The Rock Coloring Page
Don’t have a rock (big or small) to paint for your submissions?
Never fear! You can download this coloring page and color/paint it!
By submitting artwork to the Paint the Rock Contest (at home edition!), entrants accept and agree to the official rules for participation and entry requirements. Alumni may only submit one (1) rock design. Any violation of these rules may result in disqualification. Eligibility: Must be a Macalester Alum anyone in the class of 2020 and earlier.
Entry requirements: Only new rock art designs may be submitted. The entry must be an original piece of work by an alum. All entries must hold and adhere to the Macalester values and mission.