Commuter Student Information
Transportation To and From Campus
Commuter students are responsible for their own transportation to and from campus. Drop-off/pickup is recommended rather than driving and parking, as parking on campus is very limited and requires permits (which are not available for students). Depending on the location of the class, there typically is a location close by that allows for easy drop-off.
Commuter students are not provided a meal plan through their Summer College tuition and program fees. Commuters do have the option of adding their own funds to a SUpercard account that can be used in dining halls and eateries on campus. It is recommended that commuters arrange for this in advance of the start of their program. More information on the SUpercard account can be found through the Housing, Meal Plan, and ID Card Office. Commuter students may also wish to bring their own lunch or purchase food at one of the many restaurants and cafes on Marshall Street near main campus.
Study Space on Campus
Occasionally, commuter students wish to study or hang out on campus outside of class time. In addition to campus libraries, popular common/study spaces are the Panaschi Lounge in the Schine Student Center and the Life Sciences Building atrium.
Residence Hall Access
Safety and security of our residence halls is of the utmost importance, therefore commuter students are only permitted inside the Summer College residence hall when they are signed in as a guest of a Summer College residential student. Upon showing appropriate ID and signing in with a residential host, guests are permitted to hang out with their host and other Summer College peers on the main floor common area lounges of the residence hall until 9pm.
Social Activities & Events
Commuter students are welcome to attend events hosted on campus outside of the residence hall, such as Summer Movies (more information coming in the spring regarding the 2018 movies) and Twilight Tours. If visiting the residence hall as a guest of a residential Summer College student, commuter students are also encouraged to attend residence hall events in the main lounge areas.
Commuter students have a slightly different orientation program than the Summer College residential students. More information can be found here. The orientation will include a campus tour and specific directions to classroom locations based on the students’ programs. It will be hosted by Christopher Cofer, Executive Director of Summer@Syracuse.