Commuter Student Guide

By Zoe Haggerty and Katelyn Moore
Commuter Day the Royal Way is coming up on this Friday, August 10th! Navigating college as a commuter can be different in some ways than doing so as a resident, but it is just as fun and exciting! We’re here to help you find the resources and opportunities to guarantee smooth sailing those first few weeks of the semester.
Commuter Day the Royal Way
Hosted by the Commuter Student Association, this fun day will begin with registration starting at 11 a.m. After that, prepare for tons of icebreakers, food, games and other activities that will help you meet other incoming commuter students! You will also have the opportunity to talk to upperclassmen commuters who can offer advice and answer any questions you may have! If you’d like to attend Commuter Day the Royal Way, you can RSVP and fill out the registration forms at these links below:
Commuter Student Association (CSA)
The Commuter Student Association is a student-run organization that works to make sure all commuter students are able to participate in and feel connected to the campus community! In addition to the many resources that the organization provides, CSA also hosts several events throughout the semester that include frequent Coffee Hours and even a Murder Mystery Dinner!
The Office of Off Campus and Commuter Student Life (OCCSL)
Feeling a little overwhelmed with having to prepare for the new semester? The Office of Off Campus and Commuter Student Life, located in The DeNaples Center Forum room 205T, provides tons of information for students who will be commuting or living in off-campus residences. If you have any questions regarding meal plans, parking passes or other aspects of off-campus living, OCCSL has plenty of resources for you!
Student Government Commuter Senators
Interested in voicing your opinion and those of your constituents? The University of Scranton Student Government includes two elected senate positions for commuter students. Whether you run for the position or simply get to know your commuter senators, Student Government is a great resource for commuter student representation.
Commuter Lockers
Concerned about lugging books and other items around campus? Don’t be! The University of Scranton offers free individual lockers for commuter students. Stationed on the first floor of the DeNaples Center, the lockers are conveniently located in the hub of campus. Have some time between classes? Drop your books off at your locker, then grab a coffee or pastry at Starbucks and unwind on the couches available in the DeNaples Forum!
Severe Weather Hotline
Living in Northeast Pennsylvania during the winter months means enjoying some snowy days! The Severe Weather Hotline (941-5999) is available for information regarding delays, cancellations, and compressed class schedules. A University of Scranton Text Alert will also be sent out to students regarding any change in class schedules due to inclement weather. Be sure to sign up to keep updated on any weather related changes to your class schedule!
Be sure to check out the links below for more information about the various resources available to University of Scranton commuters. And whether you’re planning to commute or live in one of our residence halls, we’d love to invite you for an information session and tour of our campus! Click the link below to schedule your visit!