Commuter students bring a unique perspective to the university and we want them to share their energy and enthusiasm by getting involved in some of the wonderful activities and organizations Mercyhurst has to offer. The time that a commuter spends participating in the cultural, spiritual and recreational activities can be as vital to their education as their academic program.
Commuter Student Services assists commuter students with involvement, sense of home, and ease of access at Mercyhurst by providing professional staff support, commuter-only spaces, and resources for students to feel supported while on campus.
Some of our services include a 24/7 Commuter Lounge located on the first floor of the Carolynn Hermann Student Union that is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and large-screen TV with a ROKU as well as multiple outlets so students can plug in and get work done. Additionally, a quiet study room is located inside of the Commuter Lounge that only commuters have permission to use.
Commuter students can rent a locker for free to store their items while not on campus by visiting the Campus Involvement Center on the second floor of the Student Union. Lockers are located on the second floor and are available for the entire academic year.
The Commuter Student Liaison plans and hosts various opportunities for commuter students to get together and participate in on-campus events throughout the year. Some events include monthly meet-ups, attending weekend events together, and informational sessions about campus resources. The Commuter Student Liaison sends out a monthly digital newsletter titled “Comm-YOU-ter Monthly” to keep commuter students updated on everything they need to know! The Center also maintains a page on the Hub, titled Commuter Students, which provides students and families with useful information for a full and successful Mercyhurst experience.
The Commuter Student Association (CSA) is a new Registered Student Club/Organization that began in the Spring of 2018. CSA plans and hosts monthly events that promote social engagement among commuter students. They also offer a mentorship program that connects returning commuter students with new commuter students to provide a helpful and empowering experience for those that are new to being a college commuter student. Getting involved with CSA is a great way to meet other students and bring a voice to students just like you!
Getting involved in Recognized Student Clubs/Organizations (RSCO), participating in intramurals, studying with classmates, and attending programs hosted on campus are crucial to your success and happiness at Mercyhurst. You are welcome to stop into the Student Union to learn more about the opportunities available to students. You can also check out these following websites for more information or contact the Campus Involvement Center.
For campus-wide events, visit the Student Events Calendar or check out The Weekender located on the Hub. Both resources are consistent ways to learn more about what is happening on campus.