Civic Engagement Center

Civic Engagement Center
Markim Hall, Third Floor
651-696-6040
651-696-6030 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

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Macalester students, faculty and staff are actively involved in public scholarship and civic learning locally, nationally and internationally.

The "esprit de corps" of the campus is engagement -- of ideas and action towards a more just and responsible world. More than 90 percent of our students participate in some form of community-based work before they graduate. We work in reciprocal partnership with community organizations in the Twin Cities to provide learning experiences that will also enrich the community.

WELCOME CLASS OF 2020

Apply to be a Bonner Community Scholar. This four-year civic engagement program provides leadership programming, academic support, engagement opportunities and a social network. Online applications should be received no later than 11:59pm CST on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Lives of Commitment is a first year program for students interested in service and reflection on what it takes to lead a life of commitment. Online applications should be received no later than 11:59pm CST on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Please view the "First in Our Families" short films created by Macalester students, staff and alumni. The films focus on the reflections and experiences of first generation students at Macalester and beyond.  This work is a product of a First Generation Digital Storytelling Workshop hosted by Jane Van Galen and Class Action during Fall semester 2015. 

Carnegie Foundation Seal

Macalester is one of only 361 institutions that has been awarded the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for excellence in civic engagement.