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!

 First Year Commuters–Register for Commuter Orientation Overnight TODAY!


Commuting can be overwhelming–especially when you’re very new to campus.  Take that one stress out of your way and stay with us during part of Orientation Week!  Attend late night social programs and meet other students without the worry of how or when you will arrive on campus. Experience Oakland and Orientation programming at night and create memories you’ll have for a lifetime!

Registration & Cost

Registration is open now!  The program is $70 is covers a 3-night stay at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center (located close to campus on Lytton Avenue) and a meal plan.

Commuter Student Programs provides grants to assist with the registration fee for eligible students who are experiencing a financial hardship. In order to be considered for assistance, you must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant for academic year 2016-17. Eligible students will have the opportunity to request assistance during the registration process.

Deadline to register is Friday, July 29.

Check-In & Check-Out Information

Check-In:  Participants will check into the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center on Tuesday, August 23 between 10 am-Noon (just prior to Commuter Day).  The hotel will provide a secure room to store luggage in the event that your room is not available upon check-in.

Check-Out:  Participants will check-out of their hotel room prior to attending their mandatory academic programs on Friday, August 26.  The hotel will provide a secure room to store luggage until you are ready to leave campus or 5 pm.

For any questions regarding the Commuter Orientation Overnight Program, please contact Lynne at