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Reunion 2024: When You Arrive

Arrive at Reunion 2024 in style!

Not finding what you’re looking for? Check out the Reunion 2024 FAQ page, or Call Alumni Engagement at 651-696-6295 or 1-888-696-6573 (toll-free)

First Stop: Pick-Up Your Registration Materials

All Class Check-In
Lowe Dayton Commons, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
130 S Macalester St, St Paul, MN 55105
Thursday, June 6:  1–7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 7:  7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 8:  7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Check out the Schedule of Events (Pick up at Registration)

Printed Reunion schedules will be available at registration. You will also find the schedule online at Reunion website.

Staying On Campus but Arriving Late?

For those staying on campus during Reunion and arriving on campus after general check-in hours, Public Safety will be on-call to meet you with your dorm key.

Once you arrive on campus, please call Public Safety staff at 651-696-6555. You will meet them at the Lowe Dayton Arts Commons, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, north door on campus to pick up your dorm key. Please be ready 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.

Staying On Campus

If you have already registered for on-campus housing for Reunion, you will receive your room assignment and key when you arrive and check-in. 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.

Dorm Check-in Location and Hours
Lowe Dayton Commons, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
130 S Macalester St, St Paul, MN 55105
Thursday, June 6:  1–7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 7:  7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 8:  7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Check-out on Sunday, June 9 is from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. (noon). Please return your key to the George Draper Dayton (GDD) Hall Office.

Linens, blankets, pillows, and towels are provided, but, please remember it’s a residence hall, not a hotel, so plan accordingly. Your room key will also grant you access to your assigned dorm.

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

  • Toiletries
  • Flip-flops for shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • Small fan
  • Extra blanket or pillow, if needed
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

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

Where is my Class Dinner being held?

Exact locations will be posted at check-in/registration in the Lowe Dayton Arts Commons, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center as well as on the Reunion website.

Dietary Restrictions

If you have registered for any meals and have dietary restrictions you have not yet told us about, please email [email protected]. We do our best to accommodate dietary needs, but being aware of them in advance of the weekend allows us more time to prepare.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you have any accessibility needs that you might not have shared with us yet please send an email to [email protected] or stop by Registration in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Lowe Dayton Arts Commons, 2nd-floor Atrium. We do our best to accommodate accessibility needs, but being aware of them in advance of the weekend allows us more time to prepare.

Drink Tickets

Drink tickets will be available for purchase in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Lowe Dayton Arts Commons during posted registration hours, as well as at Snacks at Mac on Friday and the Great Mac Get-Together on Saturday.

Tickets may be used at the following events:
– Friday night: Snacks at Mac
– Saturday: The Tartan Toast: All-Class Dance Party

Please note martini tickets are only redeemable at the Great Mac Get Together on Saturday night.

Text Message Updates

If you opted into receive text messages when registering for Reunion, watch your phone for a daily event and programming updates. If you have any questions or are looking for further information, please visit the FAQ page or stop by onsite registration during registration hours.

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 at a central location on campus, with plenty of water for you to refill your water bottle.

Pick Up Your Mac Gear at the Highlander

The Highlander is located at 32 Snelling Avenue S. Special discounts available for registered Reunion attendees—just show your Reunion 2024 name tag.
Thursday, June 6, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, June 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, June 9, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

How to Dress

There is no dress code for Reunion. Please dress comfortably. Some have shared they plan for casual attire for daytime activities and dressy attire for Saturday dinners. Note that the Saturday night party takes place on the lawn, so heels are not suggested. Remember June weather is unpredictable in Minnesota. Bring clothes you can layer as necessary.


In case of heavy 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, extreme heat, etc.). .

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

Need A Ride?

Golf carts, a.k.a. “alumni taxis,” will be available all weekend to help alumni get around on campus. Signs will be posted letting individuals know where they can wait to be picked up or they can just flag down one of the many carts that will be driving around campus looking for anyone who may need a ride.


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.

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.

Health and Safety During Reunion

Macalester aims to create a safe environment for Reunion. For information on Macalester’s current masking policy, please visit our website.

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.

Further, The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act prohibits cannabis and THC products on our campus, including use, possession, and growth, even if legally obtained under state law

Mac Social and MacConnect

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

Stay connected with Macalester and your classmates by registering for MacConnect, our online community for alumni. Register for MacConnect today!