Campus Map - Macalester College

Table of Contents


  1. Virtual Tour

    This virtual tour includes videos for major campus buildings.


    1. Admissions

      The Admissions Office is located on the lower level of Weyerhaeuser Hall.


      62 Macalester St.

      St. Paul, MN  55105


    2. Carnegie Hall

      The econometrics lab, ethnographic lab, and geographic information systems (GIS) lab are in Carnegie. This is where Kofi Annan ’61 studied economics before going on to become a Nobel Peace laureate and U.N. Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006. On the building’s west side, flags representing four of the 94 home countries of current Mac students can be seen throughout the year. The flags change every two weeks.


      In this building: Anthropology; Economics; Geography; International Studies; Political Science; Sociology


      90 Macalester St.

      St. Paul, MN  55105

    3. Old Main

      Built in 1887, Old Main is the oldest building on campus. It once housed virtually the entire college: classes, labs, offices, chapel, living areas—even the gym and dining hall. Today Old Main is a Humanities haven, and also includes a fourth floor lounge with the best views of campus. The link between Old Main and the library is an all-night study lounge.

      Author Tim O’Brien ’68 (The Things They Carried) was an English major here, former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey taught political science here, and rumor has it that Reader’s Digest founder DeWitt Wallace—from the Class of 1911—once coaxed a cow up to the building’s top floor as a practical joke.


      In this building: Classics; English; History; Philosophy; Religious Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


      100 Macalester St.

      St. Paul, MN  55105

    4. Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center

      The Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center houses facilities for music, art, dance, theater, a central Arts Commons gathering space, and the Law Warschaw Gallery.


      In this building: Law Warschaw Gallery; Lowe Dayton Commons; Reissner Lounge


      130 Macalester St.

      St. Paul, MN  55105

    5. Neill Hall

      Neill Hall is home to most language programs, the Humanities Resource Center (a computer lab with dedicated software for the humanities and the arts), and Information Technology Services. Enclosed skyways connect this building to both the Olin-Rice Science Center and the Fine Arts Center.


      In this building: American Studies; Asian Languages and Cultures; Educational Studies; French and Francophone Studies; German Studies; Hispanic Studies; Information Technology Services; Linguistics; Media and Cultural Studies; Russian Studies


      130 Macalester St.

      St. Paul, MN  55105

    6. Olin-Rice Science Center

      Olin-Rice was designed to support Macalester’s rich research-based science curriculum, a high level of student research, and faculty members active in their fields. The director of the Science and Research Office links students to valuable research opportunities on campus and at other institutions, allowing them to gain important research skills and add to the body of scientific knowledge. The square wheel bike, Foucault pendulum, and several large dinosaur skeletons also are found here.


      In this building: Biology; Central Stores; Chemistry; Environmental Studies; Geology; Henry Lepp Geology Museum; Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; Neuroscience Studies; Physics and Astronomy; Psychology; Science and Research Office; Smail Natural History and Science Gallery


      166 Macalester St.

      St. Paul, MN  55105


    7. Athletic Fields

    8. Leonard Center athletics and wellness complex

      The athletics and wellness complex provides facilities for competition athletics, fitness, recreation, community gatherings, and wellness. The pool, 200-meter track, and gymnasium qualify Macalester to host regional and national competitions. The center provides varsity practices and competitions for Basketball (m), Swimming and Diving (m, w), Track and Field (indoor), Volleyball (w), and Water Polo (w). The Health and Wellness Center is also located in this building, as are the fitness center, multipurpose rooms, comfortable gathering areas, and a snack bar.


      In this building: Alumni Gymnasium; Athletics and Physical Education; Counseling; Deno Fitness Center; Fieldhouse; Health and Wellness Center; Hultquist Lounge; Leonard Natatorium; Nystrom Hall of Fame Room; Riley Pool; Schall Family Atrium; Scotty's; Wellness Coach

      125 Snelling Ave. S.

      St. Paul, MN  55105


    9. DeWitt Wallace Library

      Built to hold a third of the student body at any given time, the library has plenty of space for individual and group study and for gathering with friends. In addition to ample study space, periodicals, newspapers, a computer lab, and a great staff, the library is also home to the Center for Scholarship and Teaching. The Link study lounge (home of the all-nighter) provides a 24/7 study space that connects the Library to Old Main.


      In this building: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching; Library; Margaret Weyerhaeuser Harmon Room; Media Services


      110 Macalester St.

      St. Paul, MN  55105

    10. Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

      The campus center is the hub of student life. On warm days the plaza in front of the building becomes a hive of activity and music (including an occasional live bagpipe performance). During cooler months students enjoy the building’s open spaces, where they gather with friends, conduct meetings, or study. The campus center also houses the post office, student mail boxes, and numerous offices, including Residential Life, Campus Programs, and Student Government.


      In this building: Café Mac; Campus Activities and Operations; Campus Life; Catering; Conferences and Rentals; Document Services; John B. Davis Lecture Hall; The Loch Student Lounge; Mailing Services; McPherson Atrium; Residential Life


      1600 Grand Ave.

      St. Paul, MN  55105

    11. Markim Hall

      Markim houses the Institute for Global Citizenship, a campus-wide initiative that builds on and expands the college’s tradition of local, national, and international engagement. Markim Hall is the first higher education building in Minnesota to earn LEED-platinum certification—the highest level—under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program, which recognizes leadership in energy efficiency and environmental design.


      In this building: Civic Engagement Center; Davis Court; Institute for Global Citizenship; International Center; Sit Reception and Lobby

      1595 Grand Ave.

      St. Paul, MN  55105

    12. Kagin Commons

      Kagin Commons’ upper level is home to the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, used for dances, concerts, room draw, workshops, speakers, and other events.


      In this building: Career Development Center; International Student Programs; Internship Program; Lealtad-Suzuki Center; MAX (Macalester Academic Excellence) Center; Multicultural Life; Sustainability Office


      21 Snelling Ave. S.

      St. Paul, MN  55105

    13. Residence Halls

      Macalester has eight primary residence halls and a number of special interest housing options and language houses.