Commuter Students


As commuter students, you’ll have a uniquely different experience than that of traditional students. That’s why we created the office of Commuter Student Programs. Commuting during your first year, in particular, can be very challenging—and sometimes overwhelming.  We provide opportunities for commuter students to connect with one another, learn about resources available on campus, and explore ways to get involved with other organizations and students. Use Commuter Student Programs as a springboard to your involvement with the rest of our University community!

Commuter Day is Tuesday, August 23rd!

All first-year (freshman commuters) are required to attend this program, which will provide them with the opportunity to learn more about the programs and services available to commuters. Commuter students will receive their mandatory Bystander Intervention Training (required of all new students) on Commuter Day instead of having to come back to campus on Saturday, August 27.  Commuter Day will take place on Tuesday, August 23 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Lower Lounge.  (Students attending the 8/22-8/23 PittStart session should fulfill obligations associated with the PittStart prior to attending Commuter Day.)  We look forward to seeing you then!

New & Transfer Student Orientation is August 22-28

This week is designed to welcome you to campus and help you get acclimated to your new home.  You can find the Orientation schedule on the First Year Experience Web site.

Commuter Student Lounge Open House

Monday, August 29 from 10 am- 6 pm
Kick the year off right with Commuter Student Programs!  We will have free food and fun activities for commuter students on the first day off classes in the Commuter Student Lounge (located on the Lower Level of the William Pitt Union inside Nordy’s Place).  All returning and new commuter students welcome!