Teaching & Learning



Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) courses are hands-on, reflective, skill-building opportunities for students to engage with community partners through the mutually beneficial exchange of creativity, knowledge, and resources. Currently, CEL courses are designated with an “S” in the time schedule/MyPlan. 


As an undergraduate student at the University of Washington, your education can be deepened and enhanced by connecting with the community. Thousands of students a year enroll in community-engaged courses, volunteer in schools around the region and state, and commit to an internship at a community-based organization or high school. Scholarships and fellowships are available to support community work and you can find other students interested in community work through Registered Student Organizations.

Ways to get involved

Graduate students

As a graduate student, you may have the opportunity to engage with the community through your coursework, research, or teaching. 

Community Partners

The UW has several existing opportunities for community partners to plug into. If you can’t find something that meets your needs, contact us directly to learn more.