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. 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Arriving after 12:00 p.m.?
Please come to the Campus Center to check-in.
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: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lap swim times: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


7:45 – 8:15 am
Christian Morning Prayer
Alumni who stand in the Christian and Catholic tradition are welcome to this time of centering and prayer.
Weyerhaeuser Chapel, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

8:30 – 10 a.m.
Breakfast with Brian—A Celebration! $
Gather with classmates and friends for a celebration of this year’s alumni award recipients, the Reunion gift presentation, a delicious breakfast, and plenty of coffee at this all-class celebration with President Brian Rosenberg. Breakfast available at 8:30 a.m. Program begins at 9 a.m.
Leonard Center, Alumni Gym

2019 Alumni Award Recipients Honored at Breakfast with Brian:

Distinguished Citizens:
Sue Abderholden ’76, Kristina Krohn ’05, Stuart McDowell ’69
Robert Rose ’48, James Thompson ’71

Alumni Service Award:
Broderick Grubb ’73
Young Alumnus of the Year:
Emma Mondadori ’09
Catharine Lealtad Service to Society Award:
The Honorable Michael J. Davis ’69
Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award:
Dr. Lowell Gess ’42

10:15 a.m.
Macalester College Pipe Band Performs on Shaw Field

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sankofa: Reflections Upon The Expanded Educational Opportunities Program and the Future of Diversity at Macalester
Upon this year’s 50th Anniversary of the Expanded Education Opportunity (EEO) Program,  join Macalester alumni to examine Macalester’s commitment to Multiculturalism, one of the distinguishing values of the college.  Hear from alumni whose experiences span the mid-60s to the EEO Program established in 1969, then through the various iterations of Minority Programs, to Macalester’s current efforts to promote and support Diversity and Inclusion.  Barbara Phillips ’71 will moderate this event with speakers Warren Simmons ’73, Shelley Carthen-Watson ’82, Michael Dueñes ’91, Myhana Kerr ’18, and Marjorie Trueblood, Dean of Multicultural Life.
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
1974 Watergate and 2019 Trump: Similarities, Differences, and the Implication for Democracy and America
45 years ago we experienced an unprecedented crisis with the resignation of, first, Spiro Agnew and then Richard Nixon. Investigations, runaway executive power, corruption, racial division, Vietnam — our country was in a tailspin. How does that compare to what America is going through now in the Age of Trump? What did we learn from the 70s and what lessons should we take away now? This panel features Peter Fenn ’70, faculty emeriti Chuck Green, Linda Kennedy ’72, and David List ’74.
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Back to Class Lecture with Dan Keyser, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance
Theatre Project from 1905 to Present
Longtime Resident Designer and Production Manager Dan Keyser will present “Theatre Project from 1905 to Present” which is a look at the Macalester College program through its productions. This project has two components. The first is a “Timeline of Productions” by decades and is the visual images of productions for each year–containing photos and programs. The second part is “The Theatre Archives,” which is a database of the material from the timeline with information on Show Titles, Directors, Designers, Stage Managers, Cast/Production Staff and more information for each year in the timeline. Learn a bit of the history of Theatre at Macalester, the project followed by an opportunity to explore the systems.
Theater and Dance Building, Room 002

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Back to Class Lecture with Andrew Latham, Professor of Political Science
Legacies of the First World War
The First World War – referred to simply as “The Great War” by contemporaries who had no idea that it would be followed by an even more catastrophic Second World War a mere two decades later – set the stage for global political life in the twentieth century.  Indeed, it is impossible to understand the political, social, cultural and economic developments of the period stretching from 1918 until today without grasping the world-historical impact of the conflict unleashed by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 (one hundred years ago this past summer).  In this session, we explore the consequences of the First World War.
Leonard Center, Hall of Fame Room


11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Zero-Waste All-Class Picnic $
Gather for an old-fashioned barbecue with festive family entertainment including music by Faculty Emeritus Dave McCurdy’s band, face painting, henna, hula hooping, caricatures, fortune teller, lawn games. and more. Be sure to recycle and compost properly!
Tent on the Great Lawn

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Class Luncheons $
1964, 1959, 1954 & earlier
Reunite with classmates at these special class luncheons while enjoying lunch and great conversation. Reservations required.
1964 Luncheon – Library, Room 309
1959 Luncheon– Library, Harmon Room
1954 Luncheon -Library, Room 111, Reading Room
Individual locations will be posted in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center lobby.

1 p.m.
Tour of Macalester’s new Theater and Dance building
January 2019 marked the completion of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center renovation, with the opening of the Theater and Dance building – the third and final phase of the project. Come learn more about the newly finished state-of-the-art performance, rehearsal, and classroom spaces and how students are already making it their own.
Tour will depart from the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Lowe Dayton Arts Commons

1 p.m.
Macalester Alumni of Moderation Discussion
The Macalester Alumni of Moderation group (the Mac Mods) was formed because, although Macalester values diversity, the college, as do other liberal arts schools, tends to attract students, faculty, and staff of similar political perspectives. Mac Mods believes all perspectives should be presented and open to fair and honest debate. Join your fellow Mac Mods for conversation and community.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Blakley Classroom 102

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
M Club Slingshot Water Balloon Challenge
Put together your three-person team and test your water balloon launching skills against other reunion teams. Exciting prizes awarded to teams who come closest to hitting Mac the Scot! Sponsored by M Club and the Alumni Board Athletics working group. Open to all! A three-person team required to participate.
Kagin Commons lawn, teams meet at open space under Dupre Hall

2 – 3 p.m.
Celebrating Kofi Annan’s Legacy (sold-out, waitlist only)
This event is currently sold out. If you’d like to be on the waitlist for a ticket, please call the Alumni Engagement Office at 651-696-6295.
Please join us on Saturday, June 8 to celebrate the incredible life and legacy of Macalester alumnus Kofi Annan ’61. President Brian Rosenberg will moderate a conversation with Tonderai Chikuhwa ’96, Linnea van Wagenen ’07, and Kofi Amoo-Gottfried ’01, alumni whose personal and professional lives have been inspired by his example. This event is ticketed, pre-registration required.
Will call opens at 1 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts, Mairs Concert Hall

2 p.m.
Walking Tour of Macalester’s Campus
Led by a Macalester student.
Tour will depart from Weyerhaeuser Hall, street side.

3 p.m.
Friends of Bill W. and Dr. Bob
This is a closed meeting of A.A. 12-Steps discussion, coffee, and snacks
*Attendance at closed meetings is restricted to those who have a desire to stop drinking.
*Hosted by a member of the fellowship
DeWitt Wallace Library, Room 301

3:30 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

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Join your class of ’69  SWAP participants for a chance to tell our stories from the time when we had the opportunity to spend three months in Europe thanks to Macalester’s amazing program called SWAP.  It will be a chance to share where you worked, who you worked and traveled with, the job you had, and a funny, serious, or “scary” story, how you were affected by the experience, whatever you would like to share. Those traveling with SWAPPERS that summer are welcome.
Theater and Dance Building, Classroom 205

3:30-5 p.m.
Alumni of Color Intergenerational Conversation
In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Expanding Educational Opportunities (EEO) program, Macalester College will commission a public artwork to commemorate the progress and look to the future for students of color on campus and the alumni who paved the way.  This journey is different to every individual and has taken many forms over the course of Macalester’s history. Jason Jackson, director of the Lealtad-Suzuki Center will lead a discussion with alumni of color to understand what stories and themes have been important in the work of diversity at Macalester as we continue to pursue this goal.
Theater and Dance Building, Classroom 206

3:30 – 5 p.m.
1994 Class Social and Creative Project
Join your fellow ’94 classmates in conversation and fun in the Idea Lab while creating a one-of-a-kind flag banner. No artistic skills necessary! Call up your favorite Mac memories to share on the banner. You’ll get to see your handiwork at the class dinner as well as take pieces of the banner home at the end of Reunion. This event is family-friendly. Snacks and refreshments provided.
Dewitt Wallace Library, Idea Lab (Second Level)

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Athletics and Activism panel, sponsored by the Alumni Board Athletics Working Group and Macalester Athletics Department
What if athlete activism was a regular feature of sports? At Macalester there has been a long history of athletes using their voice to create change. Come hear from current students and alumni share their experiences as athletes at Mac and their involvement in activism during a panel moderated by the Donnie Brooks, the new Athletic Director. This panel features James Bennett ’69, the Honorable Michael Davis ’69, Ethan Levin ’20, Yuki Haywood ’21, and Aliya Mahmoud ’21
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall

4 – 5 p.m.
From 1969 to 2019: Foreign Policy, Student Activism, and the Supreme Court Then and Now
Looking back to 1969 as a point of departure, Professors Andrew Latham, Julie Dolan, and Patrick Schmidt compare and contrast today’s political context with the politics fifty years ago.
Olin-Rice Science Center, Room 350


5:30 – 7 p.m.
All-Class Social
Listen to great live music while enjoying a refreshing beverage and great conversation with friends old and new, prior to your class dinner.
Classes will be led by a piper to their dinners from the social—listen for your class year to be announced!
Marvin Plaza

7 p.m.
Saturday Night Class Dinners $
Join your classmates for one of the most popular events of the weekend. Enjoy an evening of great conversation while reconnecting with classmates.
All dinners will be held on campus, specific locations posted in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center lobby. Reservations required.

Class of 1969 – Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons 
Class of 1974 – Campus Center, South End

Class of 1979 – Leonard Center, Hall of Fame

Class of 1989 – Davis Court, Markim Hall

Class of 1994 – Theater and Dance Building, Theater

Class of 1999 – Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Crawford

Class of 2003, 2004 – Theater and Dance, Fox Studio

Class of 2009 – Leonard Center, Fieldhouse

Class of 2014 – Leonard Center, Alumni Gym

9 p.m. – Midnight
The Great Mac Get Together
End your day dancing and sharing memories with fellow classmates and friends under the big tent on the lawn. All Mac alumni are welcome regardless of class year. Purchase drink tickets in advance at registration in the campus center. Cash bar.
Tent on the great lawn

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)