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Important information for Commuter Students

Updated September 2, 2020

Designated Study and Eating Space Fall Opening 2020

Where Can I Study on Campus?

University Commons
There will be no eating in University Commons for the first two weeks with the exception of the Bear’s Den for commuter eating. The entire first floor will be a study area.

Campus Center
CC6, CC7, and the Freedman Room 
will sometimes be available for studying as well.

D'Amour Library
The Library has 32 tables, 48 individual carrels, and 30 soft chairs on its three main levels available for student use whether it be studying, research, or attending an online class. For Zoom lecture classes the third floor offers a “whisper” quiet environment, but all library areas are usually quiet enough for attentive listening through headphones. For classes requiring active participation try the Jennings Music Listening Room, one of the individual carrels on the second floor, or the DLC (D215) depending on how many others are using computers. The DLC could also be used when working on a group project as long as everyone uses only the socially distanced computers.

Library Hours are:

Monday -Thursday:  7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday:  7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:  12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:  3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The D'Amour lower level computer lab and study area will be available 24/7 when not in use for classes. Access this space through the main library whenever the library is open. Swipe access through the parking lot entrance is available only when D’Amour Library is closed.

We also encourage resident students to study in their rooms and common spaces in their residence halls.

Unoccupied Classrooms
Any classroom not holding classes can also be used as a great study space!

Some of the above areas may be appropriate for your online class (do not forget your headphones!). Please remember to wipe down your seat when you leave. 

Where Can I eat my grab and go meal or my meal that I brought with me on campus?

Outdoor Dining
The GREAT Outdoors! We have expanded outside seating significantly.

Residential students can take the Grab ’N Go items back to your residence hall/eat outdoors!

Rivers is set up as a place for commuters/others to eat. It offers table space/seating for up to 25 people. You may also use the University Commons Bear’s Den. Enjoy your meal outdoors as well!

Students in Law, Pharmacy, and OTD programs must follow the study and eating space guidance in their facilities  communicated to them by their Dean’s Office.”