Commuter Life

Find Your Niche

The Commuter Lounge, Commons, Easton Café, and the new Global Cafe are just a few of the places commuter students can rest, hang out, and study in between classes. Our goal is to make all commuter students feel integrated with the campus community.

Commuter Lounge

The Commuter Lounge is located on the lower level of Heinz Hall. Students are welcomed to hang out between classes, fix a quick meal, meet other commuter students, and attend an array of commuter focused events. Students must use their Knight Card to access the lounge via a Heinz Hall entrance. A wheelchair accessible entrance is located in the rear of the building, facing Knight and Taylor halls.

Amenities and resources include:

  • The Commuter Assistant Staff and Staff Office.
  • A relaxing gathering and gaming space.
  • A kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, Keurig, sink, and some kitchen accoutrements.
  • A designated area for quiet study.
  • Bulletin boards filled with useful campus information and resources.
  • Lockers for storage (see details below).

All commuter students are welcomed to reserve a locker within the Commuter Lounge for the academic year.  To do so, complete a locker tag. Locker tags can be found hung directly on lockers during the first week of classes. Simply remove, complete, and submit at the Commuter Staff Office. Lockers will be reserved on a first-come, first served basis. Once received, the Commuter Assistants will contact you to formally assign you a locker number. You must provide your own lock. 

Commuter Life is not responsible for damaged or stolen items stored in lockers. Students are encouraged to purchase renters insurance in the event they become victims of theft. If you live with your family, check with their homeowners insurance policy to determine if your property is protected.

Hours of Operation
  • Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Students playing foosball in the Commons Game Room


The Commons is one of the most popular spaces on campus to hang out. This student space is complete with a fireplace lounge, a game room, a fitness center, and plenty of comfy chairs and group study tables—all with a view of Haber Green. The Chat, one of your four options for on-campus dining, is also housed in the Commons.

Hours of Operation
  • Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–1 a.m.
  • Saturday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–1 a.m.

Easton Café

The Easton Café is located in Easton Hall, between Brubaker Hall and the Health Sciences Building. You can enjoy a Starbucks drink or one of the delicious freshly prepared baked goods by Easton Pond. A great place to recharge, relax, and study!

Hours of Operation
  • Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, closed.


Here are just a few of the traditional activities planned each year by the Commuter Life team.  We hope to see you at these and other events:

  • Apple Picking
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Tent Programs
  • Game Show Night

If you have ideas for a fun educational or social activity, stop by the Commuter Assistant Staff Office.