The MSU Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) supports university faculty and academic staff across all colleges and majors in creating community engaged learning opportunities. 

Services and support offered include:

  • Facilitation of university-community partnersships
  • Faculty development workshops
  • Curriculum planning and development assistance
  • Student orientations
  • A Service-Learning Toolkit to assist MSU faculty and instructors in creating service-learning courses
  • Tools of Engagement, a web-based curriculum on community engaged learning
  • Student registration database

Spring 2019 Calendar of Events

(Click on this link to download semester schedule PDF)

Monday 1/7: First day of classes

Thursday 1/10: Criminal background check forms due to 345 Student Services Building by 5:00 p.m.

Monday 1/14: Registration opens on at 12:01 a.m.

Friday 1/18: Registration closes on at 11:59 p.m.

Friday 1/18: Deadline for students to complete online community engaged learning orientation via D2L

Monday 1/21-Friday 1/25: Students contact community partners; students attend community partner orientation if applicable

Monday 1/28-Friday 2/1: Students begin community engagement

Monday 3/4-Friday 3/8: MSU Spring Break- no community engagement this week

Friday 3/29-Friday 4/5: K-12 School Spring Break- community engagement this week depends on site

Monday 4/22-Friday 4/26: Students conclude community engagement


NOTE: For students interested in serving with McLaren Hospital or Sparrow Hospital, there are different registration and orientation timelines. Hospital placements are open to all MSU students and are incredibly competitive. Registration usually fills up within 12 hours of opening.

Friday 1/4: Registration opens on at 12:01 a.m.

TBD: Hospital placements have their own criminal background check process, orientations, and other pre-service requirements detailed in the position requirements after students register.