Tag: on campus housing


In defense of Macalester’s two-year residency

For most of my four years at Macalester, I have heard rumors about the college adopting a three-year residency. Last week’s The Mac Weekly article, “Will Macalester require a 3-year residency?” solidified those rumors. I believe that the two-year residency requirement played an instrumental role in forming my Macalester experience. While Macalester may stand to…


MCSG Overseer: Student Government Debates On-Campus Housing

This week’s meeting of MCSG included a presentation from the Strategic Planning and Analysis Committee (SPA), the group responsible for performing preliminary research on pressing campus issues. During the 2018-19 academic year, the group is tasked with researching the potential advantages and disadvantages of increasing the amount of student housing available. The issue is of…


From Cafe Mac to Cooking: Life on and off campus

For many Macalester sophomores who are thinking about moving off-campus, the next few months will be crucial in securing housing for junior year. In the scramble to contact landlords, tour apartments and sign leases, people may forget what they like about living on-campus, as well as what they might gain by moving off-campus. The Mac…