Commuting students are encouraged to utilize all university services and to get involved in clubs and organizations and to participate in social and co-curricular activities.
The Commuter Council is an organization that represents commuter student issues and provides social opportunities on campus. The council meets regularly and meetings are advertised through e-MU. Commuters are also represented on the executive board of the Student Government Association. The commuter representative of SGA attends commuter council meetings and works with SGA to address commuter concerns.
There are several lounges for students to sit and relax or study in between classes. Vending machines can be found in lounges located in Mercy Hall and the Banks Student Life Center. Comfortable seating and a small kitchen can be found in the Black Top Lounge, located the small building in front of McGowan and Alumnae Halls.
Commuter Meal plans are available through the Student Financial Services office. Flex dollars (cash debit system on the student ID) can be added or special meal plans for commuters only can be purchased. Flex dollars can be used in the Dining Hall and in the Cougar's Den. Meal plans are used in the Dining Hall for all meals.
All commuters must purchase a parking permit through Campus Safety. The cost of this yearly permit is $45.00.