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Commuter Students & Off Campus Housing

Commuter Students

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 2018 Dates


Golden Bear Commuters

The Golden Bear Commuters 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 Commuters strives to create the best possible college experience for Western New England University students. The Golden Bear Commuters 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 Golden Bear Commuters is the best forum on campus for discussing issues affecting commuting students. New Golden Bear Commuter members are always needed and welcomed - please join us.


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.

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.

DISCLAIMER: Off-campus housing information is provided solely as a courtesy. The Western New England University does not inspect, endorse, or assume any responsibility for any properties, accommodations, or other housing options or websites; and it expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise within connection therewith. Individuals are strongly advised to thoroughly investigate and inspect any properties, accommodations, or other housing options before making final arrangements.