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Commuter Students & Off Campus Housing

Off campus student life

At Western New England University, we strive to support the needs of commuter students and off campus residents. We recognize that the needs of students living off campus are unique and through programs, services and activities we aim to create a community of inclusion and support. 

We're here to offer:

  • Programs specifically designed for commuters and off campus residence, in addition to the programs that happen weekly which are opened to the entire campus community
  • Monthly newsletters to keep you up to date on campus happenings and upcoming events
  • Information for renters regarding your rights and responsibilities
  • Commuter lockers for a convenient way to store your books, extra clothes or any other items
  • Lounge area with access to refrigerator and microwave
  • Golden Bear Commuter Council who program and support commuter student life

Staying connected to all of the offerings on campus is an important component of off campus life. Attending programs, utilizing academic resources and getting involved are all great ways to remain an active part of the community.

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 aim 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. New Golden Bear Commuter members are always needed and welcomed—please join us.


Commuter lockers are conveniently located in the St. Germain Campus Center. Locker rentals are available for a small, refundable fee provided that they are in the same condition at the end of the rental cycle. 

To rent a locker, please stop by the Off Campus Life Welcome BBQ during the first week of classes or visit the Information Center, located on the first 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.