The Student Affairs Signature Programs provide 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.
  • Well-Being Wednesdays
    An informal discussion on all-things wellness, on Wednesdays, from Noon-12:50pm, in the Library Harmon Room. A light lunch is provided.
  • 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
    Founders Day is an annual community-wide celebration of Macalester’shistory, held on the anniversary of our founding.
  • 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.
  • Senior Week
    Senior Week is a tradition celebrating the accomplishments of the graduating class with a week of events hosted to encourage and engage the Senior Class one last time.
  • Macward Bound
    Macward Bound’s mission is to provide shared outdoor adventure experiences in which new students will develop social support systems, self-awareness, and confidence on a five day hike on the Superior Hiking Trail.
  • Community Recognition Awards
    Each spring, the Macalester community comes together to recognize the individual students, organizations, staff and faculty who have made meaningful contributions to the Macalester co-curricular experience. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit nominations.
  • Commencement
    Celebration to honor graduating seniors as they are recognized for their accomplishments.
  • 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.