All Day

Registration Check-In

Classes of 1974-2014
Golden Scots (Classes of 1968 & earlier)
Non-Reunion Year Alumni
Class of 1969
7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center Briggs House

Use the Leonard Center
Treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical walkers, weight machines, lockers, and showers are all available to registered reunion participants! Please bring your reunion name tag to check-in and use the facilities.

Facility Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Lap swim times: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. , 5 –  7 p.m.


7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
All-Campus Breakfast $
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

9 – 11 a.m.
Idea Lab Open House and Coffee hosted by Entrepreneurship and the Alumni Board MC Squared Working Group
Grab some coffee on the Entrepreneurship hub! Exercise your creativity in the Idea Lab, a hands-on workspace in the heart of the library where students innovate, collaborate, befriend, re-center and work together to solve problems and drive positive change in the world. Or drop in on our MacStartups incubator student cohort to hear their early-stage startup pitches.
Dewitt Wallace Library, Idea Lab, Entrepreneurship (Second Level)

10:00 a.m. – Noon
Faculty Open House
Come catch up with faculty, staff, and fellow classmates at the following departmental gatherings.

Department Faculty & Staff  Location
Math, Statistics, Computer Science Vittorio (Victor) Addona Olin-Rice 229
Political Science Wendy Weber, Lesley Lavery, Patrick Schmidt, Paul Dosh, Andrew Latham (and maybe more!) Carnegie, 203
Sustainability Office Suzanne Savanick Hansen Kagin Commons, 120
Spanish and Portuguese Alica Muñoz Neill Hall 221
Sociology Erik Larson Carnegie, 207
Chemistry Keith Kuwata Olin-Rice 318
Media and Cultural Studies Howard Sinker Neill Hall, 300
Media and Cultural Studies Michael Griffin Neill Hall, 300
Department of Geography Laura Smith, Eric Carter, Laura Kigin Carnegie, 104

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Golden Scots Society Induction Ceremony
The Class of 1969 will be inducted into the Golden Scots Society with music, memories, and medallions with a heartwarming ceremony celebrating the past and the future. All are welcome to attend! Class of 1969 inductees should arrive at the flagpole by 9:45 a.m. for the class entrance into the ceremony.
Guest are asked to be seated by 10:15 a.m.
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Back to Class Lecture with David Lanegran ’63, Professor Emeritus
Urban, human, and geographic education , John S. Holl Professor of Geography
Who does the city belong to? Redevelopment in neighborhoods of St Paul – Historic Hill, Grand Avenue, West Seventh and University Avenue
Unlike many “rust belt” cities St Paul has experienced a resurgence of population and investment in the oldest communities. This illustrated lecture will examine the processes that have shaped a variety of our inner neighborhoods, paying special attention to disinvestment, historic preservation, grass roots political organization, gentrification and of the role of metropolitan agencies.  This will give alumni the chance to talk about how things have changed since they were at Macalester and think about the future of the oldest sections of American cities.
Olin-Rice Science Center, Room 350

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
All-Campus Lunch Buffet $
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Golden Scots Society Luncheon $
For all who have celebrated their 50th reunion plus special recognition for those observing their 55th, 60th, 65th, 70th, and 75th Year reunions.
Leonard Center, Alumni Gymnasium


1:00 p.m.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Tour
Led by a Macalester student.
Tour will depart from the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center,
Lowe Dayton Arts Commons

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Golden Scots Society Coffee & Conversation
Join your fellow Golden Scots from the classes of 1968 and prior to continue your conversations from lunch.  Coffee and seating available immediately following the Golden Scots Luncheon.
Leonard Center, Schall Atrium (Second Level)

2 – 3 p.m.
Explore Mac’s Mighty Letterpress Studio with Ruthann Godollei
The power of the press belongs to those who can operate one. Visit and help print commemorative artwork in Mac’s letterpress studio with Ruthann Godollei, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Art. Participate in the free print giveaway while they last.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Joan Adams Mondale Hall of Studio Art, Printland Press, Art 214

2 – 3 p.m.
1969 Common Book Discussion of Invisible Man with Daylanne English, Professor of English (pre-registration required)
Remember the reading assignments we did for Man and His World? You will have an opportunity to attend a discussion about one of those books, Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison. See an invitation and instructions for writing a reflection prior to the discussion.
Olin-Rice Science Center, Room 150

2 – 3 p.m.
Back to Class Lecture with Christie Manning, Associate Professor (NTT), Environmental Studies and Psychology
Trash Talk! The Psychology (and Unsustainability) of Garbage
We live in a time of multiple environmental crises: depleted aquifers, air pollution, climate change, plastic pollution in the oceans. In Psychology of Sustainable Behavior, I argue that “environmental problems” in fact do not exist;  they are human behavior problems. Crafting effective solutions to these issues thus requires starting with the human behaviors that lead to them. In this talk I will introduce the complex web of psychological factors underlying our trash.
Markim Hall, Davis Court

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
1989 Little Free Library Service Project
Bond with your fellow ’89 classmates at an afternoon service project where we’ll build Little Free Libraries for the Community. Please bring a book to help stock the shelves. The Little Free Libraries have been generously provided by Share with Others. Learn more
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Sculpture Studio, A118

3:30 p.m.
Sustainability Tour
Learn about Mac’s sustainability initiatives by taking a walking tour that highlights the MULCH garden, stormwater projects, and other features of campus. Led by Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Sustainability Manager.
Tour will depart from Davis Court
Rain plan: In case of light rain, please bring your umbrella. If there’s heavy rain, we’ll meet in Davis Court for a presentation

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Let’s Talk, Prospective Students
Macalester spent 2018 engaged in the first prospective student market research since the dawn of the iPhone. Brian Lindeman ’89,Macalester’s Assistant Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid, will share observations about what prospective students expect from collegehow they perceive Macalester, and how insights are influencing the next generation of recruiting messages.
Theater and Dance Building, Room 204

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Back to Class Lecture with Xin Yang, Associate Professor & Chair, Asian Languages, and Cultures
Self-Representation of China’s Underclass In the Age of Digital Media
In contemporary China, increasing numbers of migrant workers, peasants and marginalized groups use online platforms, social media and apps to express themselves, livestream their daily life and make themselves heard. By examining the online production, circulation and reception of China’s underclass, I argue that the subaltern subjects’ articulation of reality —intensively engage with and critically subvert the middle-class discourses of family, desire, gender, and modernity.
Olin-Rice Science Center, Room 350

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Chair Yoga hosted by 1969
Regardless of age or mobility levels, chair yoga can help strengthen and tone the body. The class is geared to those who have trouble getting down on the floor. We will use the chair in several ways to investigate various asanas (poses) — both sitting and standing–to increase awareness of alignment and posture. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and come prepared to have fun! Open to all classes, limited space available.
Olin-Rice Science Center, Room 270

4 – 5:30 p.m.
First Time, First Gen @ Macalester Gathering
Come learn about and contribute to shaping Macalester’s newest alumni affinity group for first-generation college graduates. In this session, you’ll meet first-generation alumni from across generations, learn more about how the group got started and current efforts, and participate in a brainstorming session to shape the future of the group.  If you self-identify as first-generation and want to contribute to building this community, please join us!
Markim Hall, Lower Level


5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Scots Pride Reception (LGBTQIA+)
Join Macalester alumni who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer for conversation and community at this Scots Pride celebration.
Olin-Rice Science Center, Rock Garden (in front of building)
Rain plan: Olin-Rice Science Center, Olin-Rice Science Center, 3rd floor

5:30 p.m.
Shabbat Gathering
Join Jewish alumni (and friends) for a brief gathering to light candles, have a bite of challah, and schmooze.
Weyerhaeuser Chapel, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Main Level

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Alumni of Color Celebration Reception & Dinner $
Alumni of Color are invited to attend a special dinner to celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions of Alumni of Color and to voice our active commitment to and support of the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion.  All alumni are welcome to attend any alumni of color events. Reception 5:30-6:30, Dinner 6:30-8:30.
JWFAC, Art Commons/Fox Dance Studio

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Snacks at Mac $
Enjoy a meal or indulge in a snack from local food trucks; grab a bite to eat before or during your class gathering. Food trucks accept cash or major credit cards. Cash bar.
Trucks parked at Leonard Center, Anderson Portico

6 p.m.
Class of 1969 Casual Reception & Dinner $
Enjoy your fellow ’69 alumni in conversation and fun at our Macalester Memories Night. There will be trivia questions from our four years together as well as shared memories from classmates and a few nostalgic songs to sing together.  Reception at 6-7 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m.
Leonard Center, Fieldhouse

Friday Night Class Gatherings

Welcome back! Reconnect and reminisce with classmates and friends at your Friday night gathering. Enjoy great conversation, share a few memories, and find out what your classmates have been up to since you last saw them. Cash bar.

All class gatherings will be held on campus. Specific locations posted in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center lobby, at registration, and online.

Class of 1974  – 7 p.m. – Olin-Rice, Smail Gallery
Class of 1979 – 7 p.m. – Library, Harmon Room

Classes of 1989 – 7 p.m. – Library, 2nd floor Idea Lab
Class of 1994 – 7 p.m. – Weyerhauser Board Room and Lounge
Class of 1999 – 7 p.m. – Leonard Center, Hall of Fame
Class of 2003, 2004 – 7 p.m. – The Loch, Campus Center
Class of 2009 – 7 p.m. – Campus Center, South End
Class of 2014 – 8 p.m. – AGH Ballroom, Kagin Commons

9 p.m. – Midnight
Alumni of Color “Friday Night Celebration”
Join alumni of color in celebration with conversation, music, and dancing. Performance by Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness from 9-10:30. Cash bar.  All alumni are welcome to attend.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Life, the Alumni of Color Reunion Committee,  the Alumni Board’s Diversity Working Group, the President’s Office, and Alumni Engagement.
Theater and Dance Building, Theater

9 p.m. – Midnight
Class of 1969 Informal Gathering
Come to Briggs House to continue the conversation with classmates.
Briggs House (formerly named the Alumni House)