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What COVID-19 plans are in place for Macalester Reunion?

In alignment with Macalester’s community of care, for all large events on campus held indoors — including Commencement and Reunion — wearing a high quality mask (e.g., KN95, N95) will be expected. At these events, we strongly encourage attendees to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations; however, they will not be required. We ask that guests who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations have a negative antigen test within 24 hours of attending a campus event. Regardless of vaccination status, anyone with symptoms should not attend.

Macalester’s COVID-19 website includes the college’s most recent updates and communications.

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Pick-up your registration materials

Your tickets, final registration schedule, and a warm welcome will be waiting for you at registration:

All Class Check-In
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 2nd-floor Atrium
Hours:
Thursday, June 2: 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 3: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 4: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Staying on campus

If you have already registered for on-campus housing for Reunion, you will receive your room assignment when you arrive. If you would like to reserve a room on campus, a limited number of rooms may be available. Please check at on-site registration when you arrive.

Please keep in mind that these are dorm rooms with limited amenities. Suggested items to bring include:

– Toiletries
– Flip-flops for shower
– Hairdryer
– Alarm clock
– Small fan
– Extra blanket or pillow, if needed
– Water bottle

Off-campus housing options are available. Please view our Lodging link here.

Dorm Check-in Location and Hours
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 2nd-floor Atrium
Hours:
Thursday, June 2: 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 3: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 4: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Linens, blankets, pillows, and towels are provided, but, please remember it’s a residence hall, not a hotel, so plan accordingly.

Check-out on Sunday, June 5 is from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon).

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Arriving late?

If you will be arriving after 7:30 p.m. and are staying on campus for Reunion, please contact Public Safety 651-696-6555 once you arrive on campus. Public Safety will be on-call available to meet you with your dorm key. You will meet them at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center on-campus to pick-up your dorm key. Please be sure to provide them with your name and class year. In the morning, you will need to check-in at registration to receive your reunion packet.

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Where to find the Reunion Schedule

Printed Reunion schedules will be available at check-in/registration in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 2nd-floor Atrium. You will also find the schedule on the Reunion website.

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Shuttle Schedule for Classes of 1970 & 1971

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Depart to Campus
5:30 p.m.
Return to InterContinental Hotel
9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

Friday, June 3, 2022
Depart to Campus
Hourly from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Return to InterContinental Hotel
Return transfer shuttle every hour between 1:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 4, 2022
Depart to Campus
At the top of every hour from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Return to InterContinental Hotel
Departs Macalester every hour starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.

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Where is my class dinner and/or class gathering being held?

Exact locations will be posted at registration on the 2nd floor of the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center as well as on the Reunion website.

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Meet with Faculty & Staff at Department Open Houses

Come catch up with faculty, staff, and fellow classmates at the following departmental gatherings and open houses on Friday, June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to noon (unless otherwise noted below).

Department Faculty & Staff  Location
Anthropology Department Open House Carnegie Hall, 004
(Anthro Lounge)
Asian Languages and Cultures Ritsuko Narita Larson HUM, 107 & 108
Career Exploration Open House Kagin Commons
Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Studies Department Open Houses
Dennis Cao (Chemistry)
OLRI, Smail Gallery
OLRI, 319
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Center Open House (8:00-9:45 a.m.) Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
Center for Study Away Center Open House Markim Hall, 2nd Floor
Classical Mediterranean and Middle East Department Open House Old Main, 3rd Floor
Civic Engagement Center Center Open House Markim Hall, 3rd Floor
Educational Studies Ruthanne Kurth-Schai HUM, 100 C
Economics Amy Damon
Sarah West
Joyce Minor
Pete Ferderer
Felix Friedt
Jeff Evans
Carnegie Hall, 310 D
Carnegie Hall, 310 F
Carnegie Hall, 308
Carnegie Hall, 306
Carnegie Hall, 310 C
Carnegie Hall, 303
English Department Open House
Peter Bognanni
James Dawes
Old Main, 218 (English Lounge)
Old Main, 200
Old Main, 200
Geology Kelly MacGregor OLR, 114
Geography Laura Smith
Dan Trudeau
Dave Lanegran
Carnegie Hall, 104
Forensics Beau Larson CC 243
International Studies David Chioni Moore Carnegie Hall, 410
Math, Stats, and Computer Science Department Open House OLRI, 222, and
OLRI, Smail Gallery
Philosophy Geoffrey Gorham Old Main, 110
Political Science Adrienne E. Christiansen (12:30-12:45 p.m.)
Julie Dolan
Department Open House
Kagin Lawn Tent, Bench
Carnegie Hall, 203 D
Carnegie Hall, 204
Psychology Cari L. Gillen-O’Neel
Steve Guglielmo
Brooke Lea
OLRI, 322
OLRI, 327
OLRI, 329
Russian Studies Julia Chadaga HUM, 206

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Dietary Restrictions

If you have registered for any meals and have dietary restrictions you have not told us about, please stop by Registration in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 2nd-floor Atrium or contact reunion@macalester.edu. We do our best to accommodate dietary needs, but being aware of them in advance of the weekend allows us more time to prepare.

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Drink Tickets

Drink tickets will be available for purchase in the campus center during posted registration hours as well as at Snacks @ Mac on Friday and the Great Mac Get-Together on Saturday. Tickets may be used at the Thursday night Café Mac Welcome Dinner, Friday night Snacks @ Mac, Saturday night All-Class Dinner, and the Great Mac Get Together on Saturday night. Please note martini tickets are only redeemable at the Great Mac Get Together on Saturday night.

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Mac Social

Share with the Macalester community on Mac Social by using the hashtag #heymac when you post on Instagram and Twitter.

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Need a ride?

Golf carts, a.k.a. Alumni Taxis, will be available all weekend to help you get around on campus. Signs will be posted letting you know where you can wait to be picked up or just flag down one of the many carts that will be driving around campus looking for alumni who would like a ride.

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Bring your Water Bottle

Due to our sustainability policy to reduce the use of disposable plastic water bottles on campus, bottled water is not available for purchase on campus. We will have water coolers placed throughout campus and also have The Watering Hole, a tent located next to the first-aid tent near the main lawn, with plenty of water for you to refill your water bottle.

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How to Dress

Most attendees are business casual for their Friday events and Saturday dinners, but please dress comfortably. Remember June weather is unpredictable in Minnesota. Bring clothes you can layer as necessary.

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Weather

In case of rain, outdoor activities will move to their designated rain plan locations as listed in the final reunion schedule.  However, some events that occur in the outdoor tent may be moved to an indoor location or canceled due to severe weather (lightning, high winds, tornado watch or warning, etc.). Updates for specific events will be posted in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center.

Keep up to date with the weather for St. Paul here.

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Get Your Mac Gear

The Highlander is located on Snelling Avenue. Show your Reunion name tag for 10 percent off your purchase!
Hours:
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Construction Season

As a reminder, summertime is road construction season in Minnesota. There are road, lane, and ramp closures on many of the major freeways around the Twin Cities. Check the MNDOT website for updated information.

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Tobacco-Free at Mac

For better health, e-cigarettes, smoking and the use of tobacco products are prohibited everywhere on Macalester’s property. Starting January 1, 2015, Macalester College became tobacco free.

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Parking

Parking lots are open for alumni parking across campus. Please follow posted signage. Street parking is also available on most residential neighborhood streets. Make sure to check for posted city parking signage when parking in neighborhood streets. Please note that we are not able to accommodate RV parking on campus.

For ADA needs, please view the Macalester Accessibility Parking Map.

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