Congratulations, and welcome to MCSP! All the staff members and student leaders in the MCSP community are thrilled that you will be joining the program. You are about to embark on a year full of learning, service, and fun! From understanding more about diversity and social justice, to going out and about in the community to give back, your first year here in MCSP will be immensely rewarding. To make sure you successfully transition into college, here are some things to remember. 


Summer is coming to a close, but an amazing year awaits you here at Michigan and MCSP. All MCSP students will be moving into our community at West Quad within approximately the same time frame. To help you have a smooth and successful move-in, here are some important links and pieces of information. 

West Quad is in the heart of Central Campus. Expect traffic delays and limited parking. 

Move-in is a busy time of the year in Ann Arbor. As thousands of students arrive on campus, there may be traffic delays entering the city and arriving at West Quad. Refer to this map issued by U-M Housing to facilitate your travel to West Quad for move-in. General parking on Thompson and other surrounding streets will be prohibited during move-in hours, and you must have an unloading permit for to park around West Quad to unload belongings. 

Refer to this page on the Housing site for more general move-in information. 

Check In, Unload, Move In

When you arrive at West Quad, enter through the main entrance on Thompson street and check-in in the lobby to receive your room key and other important documents. You may head up to your room once you have your key. Blue bins can be borrowed to transfer your belongings from your vehicle to your room. All MCSP rooms are located on the 2nd floor of West Quad. Note that if you are living in Allen House, there is no elevator access and you will need to carry your belongings up by stairs. Move-in makers, who are students assisting with the move-in process, are available around the residence hall to help you carry and move things to your room. 

Get Ready for MCSP Action

MCSP programming begins right away as soon as you move-in. Come visit the MCSP office and Community Center to meet fellow MCSPers, staff, and student leaders. You will receive a list of MCSP Welcome Week events happening over the next few weeks. We are so excited to have you in MCSP, and await your arrival into our community! Go Blue! 



Reminders - Fall 2019

Be sure to register for MCSP Courses.

In order to fulfill your program requirements, all MCSP students must satisfy the course requirements. In the Fall semester, you will need to take ALA 102, both the lecture and discussion sections. Be sure to backpack and register this 1-credit course into your schedule! Additionally, you will register for a course that satisfies the MCSP Seminar or Civic Engagement requirements. You can complete either the Civic Engagement or Seminar requirement in the fall, and then complete the other in the winter. Check out the MCSP Course Guide for a list of eligible courses. Your Academic Advisor and the MCSP staff can help you select courses for your fall schedule. 

Become acquainted with MCSP opportunities and expectations. 

MCSP students are expected to complete the program requirements, in addition to the academic courses referenced above. MCSP includes involvement inside and outside the classroom. It is a learning community, where many opportunities and activities are offered to help you make the most out of the program. From service projects and clubs, to student initiatives within the MCSP community, there are numerous ways to get involved as a Michigan Community Scholar. Check out the Getting Involved page for more information!

Connect. Reach out. Get excited. 

Connect with MCSP through our social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Bookmark the MCSP website for the latest news and updates. Reach out if you have any questions about course/program requirements, college transition, campus life, etc.--contact the MCSP office by calling 734.647.4860 or emailing You will be receiving more information from staff later in the summer, including move-in and MCSP orientation details. Once you arrive on campus, move into West Quad, meet your Peer Mentor and other MCSPers... you will be officially welcomed into the MCSPhamily! We are so glad you are here, and can't wait for an amazing year!