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Commuter students make up 83 percent of the student population at the University of Saint Francis (Statistics: Spring 2013). Included in this unique population are traditional-aged students who are eligible to live off campus (see Residency Requirement), as well as those who work full time, have families at home or are returning for a second degree.

Living off campus

Living off campus has its benefits and challenges, and Commuter Services exists to help you throughout your time at USF. We work to provide support that will enhance the USF experience: we send out periodical newsletters, plan bi-weekly social events that take place during the day and provide workshops aimed at the unique needs of commuter students. We’ll even give you a call each semester, just to keep in touch. It is our hope that in doing these things we are providing the resources, care and advocacy you’ll need to be successful as a commuter student.

We want you to feel connected to the USF community! Be sure to join the Commuter Group on My Cougar Connection, like our Commuter Services Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. We’ll keep you up to date on what is happening on campus and ways that you can get involved.

If there is anything we can do to make your experience better, please contact us at commuter@sf.edu.

Commuter of the Week

Commuter Services identifies one student as the Commuter of the Week. The Commuter of the Week is provided with a special parking tag that will authorize parking in the Commuter Parking Space, located conveniently close to Pope John Paul II Center and Doermer Family Center. Students are selected as Commuter of the Week from the Commuter Services Facebook Page, Twitter account or Commuter Group on My Cougar Connection, so make sure you’re connected!

Commuter Connection

The Commuter Connection newsletter is mailed to all commuter students each semester. Not receiving your copy? Make sure your current address is on file with the Registrar’s Office. eConnections, an email newsletter to all commuter students, are sent via email throughout the academic year.