Commuter Services

  • Check out these booths on the first floor, the couches on the second floor or the quiet space on the third!
    The Library Is A Top Commuter Hang-Out Spot!
  • Thanks to the Commuter Assistants, Commuter will be able to meet and building community with other commuters!
    Fun Programming Planned For Commuters This Fall!
  • Check Out All of Student Acticvites Happening In the Falcon Center! These are your activities too!
    These are your activities too!

Quick Links

 Meet your Commuter Assistants

 Commuter Parking Map

Top 10 Commuter Tips 

  1. Campus Hangout Spots: What you need to know about the Library and Falcon Center

The Library:

First Floor: Starbucks and there is no control on noise

Second Floor: tutoring as well as numerous computers

Third Floor: quiet floor where you do some serious studying (or napping).

  The Falcon Center:

  First Floor: check-in for the fitness center or get a replacement ID card

  Second Floor: Main Street which holds the Bound for Success Bookstore, Washbi (Asian Street Food), Sub Shop and the Nickel (grab and go convenience store)

  Third Floor: Dining hall, a relatively secret computer lab room 305, Public Safety, Student Health Center and the Printing Services are all located on the third floor.

  1. Commuter Meal Plans

Three different tiers of plans entitle you to a number of full meals per semester. It also can be used for cash value purchases at any of our food service locations. Commuter Plan meals, including balances, must be used in the semester for which they are allocated. There are no carryovers or refunds. Commuter Meal Plans may be used to purchase meals for guests.

  1. Parking

The early bird catches the best parking space. Be sure to arrive to campus a few hours early for your first class (especially during the first month of classes) and you will be rewarded by securing a parking space with less hassle. While the Parking Garage is the main hub of parking, other lots exist for commuters (including the lot across from campus on Locust Ave.). You can park anywhere expect spaces that are marked Faculty and Staff otherwise they are free game.

  1. Lockers

  No need to carry that heavy backpack around! You can now use lockers in the Falcon Center (near the Nickel) and Hardway Hall (1st Floor). These lockers are first come, first serve and you will need to bring your own lock.

  1. Commuter Assistants

 Commuter Assistants are high impact student leaders who provide mentorship, leadership and programming opportunities for first year commuter students. They specialize in helping off campus students transition to collegiate academics and finding a place on campus (whether that be campus hang-out spots to microwaves to lockers they know all of the secrets of campus!) as well as creating a welcoming, inclusive environment. You will meet your CA at Welcome Weekend!

  1. Microwaves

Feel free to heat up your lunch in one of the centrally located microwaves located near the Nickel or the first floor of the library (next to the circulation desk)

  1. Don’t Throw Away Your Absences

  Commuter students have a lot more variables to deal with on a daily basis—much more than a resident students do. With this in mind, it is important to use your class absences mindfully as you don’t know what could impact your commute next.

  1. Don’t Be A Car Hermit

  Your first instinct will be to hang out in your car or to rush off campus as soon as your classes are done. Fight that urge and join in on campus life even if that is just enjoying your lunch in the Falcon Center or taking a nap in the Library.

  1. Be Prepared: What to keep in your car (Take what you want from this list; not everything may be useful to a college student!)

  Besides a road kit in case your car breaks down, it is also a good idea to keep a change of clothes so you can work out in the Falcon Center or you will be ready to hang out with friends at a moments notice without having to drive home.

  1. Your ID Card

  You don't just need it for parking. You need a Fairmont State ID card for your meal plan, to check out library resources, to print across campus. It is also gets you in free to campus activities, work out in the Falcon Center fitness center and athletic events.