Visiting and Contact Info
|Admissions Office Contact:||Marylynn Lendway|
|Admissions Office Address:||Office of Admissions|
1600 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
|Admissions Office Phone:||8002317974|
|Admissions Office Fax:||6516966724|
|Admissions Office Email:||email@example.com|
|Most Popular Places on Campus:||Second Floor Campus Center|
Bateman Plaza (our front patio)
The Quad (our front yard)
Smail Gallery in the Science Center
Leonard Center (athletic facility),
Fine Arts Center
|Most Popular Places Off Campus:||Caribou Coffee and Dunn Brothers, coffee houses|
Mississippi River, 20 min. walk down historic Summ
Grand Ave/Crocus Hill 3 miles of shops, restaurant
Uptown in Mpls., trendy and artsy shops, etc.
Mall of America, complete w/amusement park, aquari
1. Coffee houses just a few doors from campus.
3. Grand Ave runs through campus and also boasts art galleries, live music and a movie theater.
5. Mall of America, largest shopping mall in the country.
|Campus Visiting Center:||No|
| Appointment Required:||Yes|
| Tour Dates:||Year-round|
|Average Length:||1 hour|
|Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:||macalester.edu/visitcampus|
|On Campus Interviews:||Yes|
|Start Date for High School Juniors:||January prior to Senior Year|
|Length of Advance Notice:||1 week|
|Average Length of Interview:||45 min.|
|Email Address to Sign-Up:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Arrangements:||Contact Coach Directly|
|Advance Notice:||1 week|
|Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:||email@example.com|
|Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dates Available:||Academic Year|
|Arrangements:||Contact Admissions Office|
|Overnight Dorm Stays:||Available|
|Advance Notice:||2 weeks|
|Arrangements:||Contact Admissions Office|
|Any Limitations:||Not available on Sat nights or during exams or holidays; not available to juniors during the fall|
|Types of Transportation Available to Campus:|
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is 7 miles from campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses serve St. Paul. If you are arriving in town by plane, bus, or train, we recommend that you come to campus by taxi. The campus is approximately 15 minutes from all terminals, and the fare should be $12-15.
|Driving Instructions to Campus:|
From I-94, take the Snelling Ave. exit and go south on Snelling to Grand Ave. Turn right (west) on Grand Ave. and go 1 block. Turn left (south) on Macalester St. From the north on I-35, take I-35E into St. Paul. Exit to I-94 westbound, and follow directions above. From the south on I-35, take 35 E into St. Paul. Exit at Ayd Mill Road (exit #104B). At second ligth, take a left onto Grand Avenue (westbound). One block after crfossing Snelling Avenue, turn left (south) onto Macalester Street. Follow signs to visitor parking. The admissions office is located at 62 Macalester St. Parking for visitors is available in a lot across the street.
|Local Accommodations: Near By:|
Four rooms are available at the on-campus Hugh S. Alexander Alumni House. A double room is inexpensive and the rate includes breakfast. A 5-minute drive gets you to Chatsworth Bed and Breakfast (984 Ashland Ave.; 651-227-4288), a peaceful, 1902 Victorian home near good restaurants and shops. The elegant St. Paul Hotel (350 Market St.; 651-292-9292), Minnesota's only 4-star hotel, is a 10-minute drive from the school. Here's a quick list of lower-priced places accessible to Macalester: Holiday Inn (1010 W. Bandana Blvd.; 651-647-1637), 5 miles away, and the Sheraton Four Points (400 Hamline Ave. N.; 651-642-1234 or 800-535-2339). The Sheraton has a pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise room, restaurant, and bar.
|Local Accommodations: Far Away:|
Stillwater is 30 minutes from Macalester. Try River Town Inn (306 W. Olive St., Stillwater; 651-430-2955). Its 9 guest rooms range in price from inexpensive to expensive, with full breakfast included. Lowell Inn (102 N. 2nd St.; 651-439-1100) offers nice rooms and high rates with no breakfast during the week. The Holiday Inn International (3 Appletree Square, Bloomington; 651-854-9000) is near the airport and Mall of America (20 minutes away by car). Both downtown St. paul and Minneapolis have beautiful hotels and access to fine restaurants.