Commuter students also have their own space to call home in Heinz Hall. The Commuter Lounge is a space dedicated to commuter students to provide a comfortable place to hang out between classes or to grab a quick meal, to meet other commuter students, to attend commuter focused programs, and to establish a smaller community within the larger Arcadia populations.
Students looking for a quieter place to study will find a study room with a white board, tables and chairs for group or individual study, and a print server. Finally, a storage locker room exists within the lounge for students to store belongings from clothes to school books. Lockers are free of charge; students need only provide the lock.
The Commons opened in January 2012 and quickly became one of the most popular spaces on campus to hang out, with a fireplace lounge, a game room, a new fitness center, a new Chat snack bar, and plenty of comfy chairs and group study tables—all with a view of Haber Green.
Commuter Assistants help make the Commuter Lounge your home away from home. They also plan social and educational programs designed to build community for those of you who don’t live on campus. They also team with Resident Assistants (RAs) on programs to create a vibrant campus life for all students.
CAs are undergraduate students selected for their interpersonal skills and their willingness to aid commuter students. They go through extensive training and are meant to serve as resources for commuter students. The CAs are also very important conduits of information and work as a liaison to the Student Affairs Office. They have posted hours during which they will be in the Commuter Lounge, but they can also be seen in the Library, the Commons and the Café. Commuter Assistant nameplates identify the CAs when they are "on-call" within these areas. You may also find the CAs in the parking lots during one of their popular Parking Lot Programs. The Commuter Assistants are supervised by the Associate Director of Residence and Commuter Life.