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Requests for Transportation

CEAL-Ride provides transportation support for community engagement courses.

To find out if your request qualifies, please consider these requirements.

The course/program:

  • Must be in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA).
  • Should establish a relationship in the community through regular site visits.
  • May not use vehicles, once at the engagement site, for the community partner's programatic purposes.

Instructions for faculty requesting transportation for their course/program:

  1. Determine if your course meets the above critieria.
  2. Gather the course details, site location, group size, and frequency of travel.
  3. Contact CEAL-Ride Program Administrator ( to discuss a relevant timeline & process.
  4. Complete a $50 lab fee request form. (Form Help)
  5. Work with the CEAL-Ride Program Administrator to schedule orientations and vehicles for your class.

Please also keep in mind:

  • If you'd like to integrate community-based learning into your course, Ginsberg Center offers faculty training and consultations.
  • Lab Fee request deadlines are: February 8 for Fall courses and Spring and/or Summer Courses. October 8 for Winter Courses. [Lab Fees Policy]
  • Lab fees contribute to the cost of vehicle rental. The remainder of the expense is subsidized by LSA Undergraduate Ed..  [Lab Fees justification example]
  • CEAL-Ride does not provide drivers for the vehicles. 
  • Due to a limited number of vehicles, sites that are serviced by a bus line may not be eligible. 
  • Vehicles carry up to 7 total occupants.
  • Field trips and/or large groups cannot be accommodated. To apply for field trip funding: Instructional Development Fund (IDF) through CRLT.
  • Students who decide to use their own vehicles are not covered by U-M auto insurance.