Academic Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement Center
Markim Hall, Third Floor
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

In 2013-2014, 21 Macalester departments offered 61 courses with civic engagement components.

Macalester is a long-time leader in linking academic learning to community involvement. High quality community-based learning (CBL) brings forth multiple layers of learning, teaching and problem solving.

Student work--such as tutoring, research, analysis or problem solving--holds reciprocal benefits for the students and the community partner. Aligning learning objectives with an existing community need is a critical step in these real world, engaging learning experiences.