Commuter Students & Off Campus Housing
At Western New England University, we recognize that commuter students face different challenges during college than do students who live in the residence halls, which is why we offer Commuter Student Programs & Resources through the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development.
The mission of Commuter Student Programs & Resources is to enhance the collegiate experience of all commuter students through programs and services designed to provide them with information, resources, and opportunities unique to the commuter student population.
As a commuter student, you are encouraged to attend and participate to the fullest in Western New England programs, services, and traditions. Depending on your schedule, you'll stay on campus and study, work on group projects, attend afternoon seminars/activities, or you'll go home. To take advantage of all the opportunities that the university offers, you'll need to make an effort to return to campus to enjoy evening and weekend activities.
We are here to assist you...our commuters!
Commuter Connection Luncheons
The Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development and Academic Success Center offer monthly Commuter Connection Luncheons for our students to connect with their fellow Golden Bear Commuters while enjoying a free lunch. These luncheons take place on specified dates at 12:30 p.m. in Rivers Memorial Hall.
Spring 2017 Dates
January 26 (moved to Senate Chamber in the St. Germain Campus Center)
Golden Bear Commuter Council
The Golden Bear Commuter Council is a recognized student organization dedicated to advocate for concerns specific to commuter students. Encouraging campus unity through partnerships with departments, student organizations, and on-campus residents, the Golden Bear Commuter Council strives to create the best possible college experience for Western New England University students. The Golden Bear Commuter Council meets on a weekly basis, at a time that works for the majority of all students. Meetings provide council members time for discussing issues important to commuters and for planning events open to all students who live off campus.The Commuter Council is the best forum on campus for discussing issues affecting commuting students. New Council members are always needed and welcomed - please join us.
NEED A LOCKER ON CAMPUS?
Lockers are located in the St. Germain Campus Center and the fee is $10 per semester.
To rent a locker, please come to the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development located on the second floor of the St. Germain Campus Center.
Commuter Courier Newsletters
Be sure to download the current Commuter Courier Newsletter each month during the fall and spring semesters; each is packed with information about upcoming commuter student events. Past newsletters are archived below.
Off Campus Housing
Being an off-campus student provides you with the opportunity to learn new skills and become part of a larger community. During the academic year you will find more information on this site to help you navigate off campus living.