Commuter Students


Commuting Students

Commuter Resources

More Questions?

Office of the Dean of Students, KUB 101, (570)389-4734
  » deanofstudents@bloomu.edu

Eating on Campus

There are lots of meal plan options available! Please note that there are cost effective options such as the 275 and 75 meal blocks, which also include $200 flex.

On campus more than usual for an extra busy week? These plans allow you enjoy various campus dining options when it fits your schedule best.

Make the most of your time between classes!

We know students have a wide range of interests. What better way to pursue yours, or try something new than by joining one of our hundreds of student clubs and organizations? We are working on re-establishing our CSO (Commuter Student Organization); please email us if you are interested. Meet people, learn about campus, and have fun!

Do you know about all of the places to study, relax, and meet with friends on campus? Locations include:

  • Commuter lounge, lower level, Student Services Center across from Java City. Amenities include a micro-fridge, couches, study tables, etc.
  • Starbucks and Subway under the Commons, with plenty of tables and comfortable chairs.
  • Starbucks in the Andruss Library, with adjoining lounge.
  • Student lounge by the info desk on the third floor in the Kehr Union, as well as the Fireside Lounge on the second floor. Couches, chairs, and places to charge your phone!
  • LGBTQA Resource Center, second floor, Student Services Center. Everyone welcome!
  • Women’s Resource Center, attached to Schuylkill Residence Hall. People of all genders welcome!
  • Andruss library. Four floors of study rooms, computer cubicles, and common areas. Includes graduate study lounge on the 4th floor.
  • Game rooms - Luzerne Hall / Kehr Union second floor near Fireside Lounge. Perfect your pool shot!

Don’t forget the Rec! — The Student Recreation Center has dozens of fitness classes, a climbing wall, cardio room, weight room, ping pong tables, racquetball and basketball courts, and an indoor track. Locker rooms with showers make exercising between classes easy, and the Rec is free for students. Whether you prefer yoga, Zumba, free weights, or a speed bag, there’s something for everyone!

Campus TV! — You can access it on the computer or on your mobile device by downloading "Apogee Stream2" from the app store. Here is the Channel Guide.

More Campus Resources

Here are some links that can help you navigate more resources on campus:

Computers

— KUB 2nd floor next to Fireside Lounge, Hartline front lab, 2nd floor Old Science, SSC lobby, and computer labs in McCormick, Sutliff & Bakeless when not being used.

Couches/Lounge Areas

— Commuter Lounge, Fireside Lounge, Soltz Hall, Husky Lounge, McCormick outside the large lecture hall, Sutliff Hall 1st & 2nd floor, Hartline 1st floor inside front doors, Centennial 1st floor near the back of the building, rest area between Library & Starbucks.

Vending Machines

— Commuter Lounge, KUB 2nd floor Fireside Lounge, 3rd floor KUB down the hallway from Husky Lounge, Sutliff Hall 1st floor, Centennial 1st floor, McCormick 1st floor, Library 1st floor near study tables, Bakeless bottom floor, Old Science bottom floor, University Bookstore.

Parking and Transportation

Here are some links that can help ease your commute to school:

Are you a student with kids?

We have services for you! The Campus Childcare Center, conveniently located by the Kehr Union Building, provides weekday preschool care. Staffed by professionals and students, children enjoy time outside on the playground, games, books, toys, and exceptional care from professional staff, graduate, and undergraduate students. Lunch program available. State guidelines strictly followed.

Have a question about class, organizations, student life, tutoring, anything?

There are lots of people who want to help. Academic resources include the writing center, tutoring, math lab and more. The Dean of Students office can help you with housing questions if you decide to move, and can connect you to almost anywhere on campus. BUPD is always here to keep campus safe — you can even call them for an escort on campus at night.

FAQ's

— Where do I get my ID card?
Card Center
— Where can I find my class schedule?
Log in and see class schedule under academics
MyHusky Schedule
— Is there special parking for commuter students?
See map. Purple (less than 59 credits) & Black (more than 60 credits)
Parking Guide
— Where do I find out what books I need and where can I buy them?
On the right-hand side under "other links" see "textbook cost lookup"
MyHusky
Bookstore
— Where can I study or just hang out between classes?
See couches/lounge areas under "More Campus Resources"
— Where can I eat on campus?
Campus Dining Options
— Where can I go if I need to use a computer?
See computers under "More Campus Resources"
— Where can I store my belongings while on campus?
We are working on gathering the resources we need to supply the commuter lounge with lockers for commuter students.
— If I'm not feeling well, what do I do?
Health Center
— What about recreational services?
Recreation Center
— What happens when bad weather affects me getting to campus?
Weather Procedure
— Where can I find out about campus policies for students?
Policy Procedures
— How can I find out about clubs and student organizations on campus?
Husky Sync
— Is there an organization just for commuter students?
We are working on re-establishing our CSO (Commuter Student Organization); please email us if you are interested.