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Want to relive your dorm experience? Stay on campus with your fellow classmates and be close to all of the weekend activities. Please note that rooms are booked on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability. Just like in your student days, communal housing means there will likely be noise from your fellow alumni Reunion attendees. If you prefer to stay off campus, a list of nearby St. Paul hotels is listed below with special rates for the weekend. Additional lodging options are also available near the airport and the Mall of America, as well as online at Airbnb and Homeaway.

Classes of 1970 and 1971 are encouraged to stay at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel or The Saint Paul Hotel in downtown Saint Paul, where room blocks with special group rates are being held for alumni to book. Please request “Macalester College 50 Year Class Reunion 2022” when booking to receive the special rate (offer ends May 5th). Many class specific events and hospitality spaces will be held at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel for these two 50 year reunion classes. Shuttles will be available at set times to bring the Class of 1970 and 1971 registrants to campus for key events – like the Golden Scots Induction and All Class Picnic – from these hotels.

On Campus Housing

Rooms are available from 1:00pm Thursday through noon on Sunday. Space is limited. If you are hoping to stay on campus during Reunion we strongly recommend registering as early as possible (registration opens in mid March) for the best chance to be housed on campus. Registration for housing will be closed once all space has been filled.

Rooms are assigned at the close of registration. When you arrive on campus you will receive notice of your room assignment and key. If you plan to share your room with another classmate, please contact them in advance to confirm their attendance. You will both need to list each other as your desired roommate in order to secure a room together. You will receive your key and room assignment upon check-in.

A linen package, including sheets, blanket, pillow, and towels, is provided for each registered guest in a room. Those staying on campus housing will be responsible for making their own beds. All beds are twin-sized. Cribs are not available. Individuals will need to bring toiletries, hair dryers, iron, fans, alarm clock, etc. Note that only George Draper Dayton is air-conditioned. 

Residence hall accommodations feature bathrooms down the hall from your room (except George Draper Dayton which has private/semi-private baths).

We do our best to accommodate requests, but please remember, it’s a dorm room and not a hotel, so plan accordingly.

COVID Mitigations for On-Campus Housing during Reunion 2022:

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the dorms during Reunion 2022, please note the following:

  • Everyone will be assigned a single room, unless two alumni Reunion attendees or family members specifically request to room together.
  • We expect everyone to follow the Mac Stays Safer 2.0 Community Commitment, which you agree to follow with your Reunion Registration. Please see the Reunion FAQs for more information.

$110 flat rate per person for the 50th & Golden Scots for the weekend
$135 flat rate per person for 45th and younger for the weekend

Suggested items to bring:
  • Toiletries
  • Flip-flops for shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Alarm clock
  • Small fan
  • Extra blanket or pillow, if needed
  • Water bottle


Frequently Asked Questions

Staying in an Area Hotel

If staying in a residence hall doesn’t sound appealing, check out one of these hotels located near Macalester and the airport. Group rates offered are on a first come, first served basis.