The Student Affairs Signature Programs provides students unique opportunities for engagement in and beyond the Macalester Community. These outstanding programs are just a sampling of ways you can engage with us during your time at Mac.

  • Family Fest
    Family Fest is a time for families to reconnect with their student and experience a bit of campus life and the surrounding community.
  • Lives of Commitment
    A first year program for students interested in service and reflection on what it takes to lead a life of commitment.
  • Wellness Wednesdays
    An informal discussion on all-things wellness, every Wednesday at noon in the Leonard Center Wellness Lab. A light lunch is provided.
  • Kofi Cup –¬†The Kofi Cup has been a tradition at Macalester for the past several years, with its mission being to support Macalester Athletics within the department as well as foster a supportive athletic community within the college. The contest is named after Macalester soccer and track & field student-athlete¬†Kofi Annan ’61, former United Nations Secretary-General. Each team receives points for supporting other teams, organizations and volunteer programs throughout the year, and the team with the most points at the end of each semester is awarded $500 to donate to a charity of their choice.
  • Pluralism and Unity
    The Pluralism & Unity (P&U) Program provides thirty first-year students the opportunity to build strong and effective relationships within and across racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Student Identity Collectives
    Identity Collectives provide students with the opportunity to build community and talk together both within their specific collectives and in inter-group dialogues.
  • Founders Day
  • Multifaith Council
    The Macalester Multifaith Council is a body of students drawn from diverse religious and spiritual traditions seeking to prepare students for leadership and engagement in a pluralistic and multifaith world.
  • Lilly Keystone Program
    The Lilly Senior Keystone provides seniors a space to ask bigger questions with peers and join together their academics with questions of meaning and purpose to encourage both their theological mind and ethical practice.
  • Action Fund
    Using a grant proposal process, the Action Fund will fund student projects that focus on both education and action, designed in collaboration with community members.
  • Davis Projects for Peace
    Davis Projects for Peace is a chance for students to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they can implement anywhere in the world.
  • Senior Week
  • Macward Bound
    The Macward Bound Preorientation program offers trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota.