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Campus and Community Life

Commuter Student Programs

Commuter Student Programs

Having difficulty making the connection to WVU? We can help you make your transition a little easier. We provide fun activities where you can meet other students, academic progress counseling, referral information, information on campus events and activities, community service opportunities, and a place to relax between classes.

Commuter Assistant Program

For Fall 2015, first-year commuting students and transfer students with fewer than 29 credit hours will be assigned a Commuter Assistant (CA), who is a sophomore, junior, or senior here at WVU. The CA’s will be in contact with you each week in order to help ease your transition to WVU and campus life.

On-Campus Job Opportunities

Need to work while attending WVU? The Office of Student Employment helps WVU students find part-time and seasonal employment in order to fund their college educations. Whether students are interested in seriously supplementing their financial aid, keeping themselves in pizza money, or upgrading their cell phone, the office can help with the job hunt.

Parking and Traffic Information

For information about University, public, and private parking lots in the Downtown and Evansdale campuses, see the Parking Info page.

Where are the Commuter Lounges?

The Downtown Commuter Lounge is located in G11 Elizabeth Moore Hall. Inside you will find a microwave and refrigerator, a TV and DVD player, comfortable couches and chairs, wireless Internet access, lockers to store your stuff in between classes, free local and national newspapers, and other commuters just like you! Lockers in the Downtown Commuter Lounge are available for Fall 2015 and are free of charge. If you need a locker, please email

Spring 2016 Downtown and Evansdale Commuter Lounge Hours:

  • Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Places to Study

If the Commuter Lounges are a bit noisy and you are looking for a more subdued atmosphere where you can relax and study, then the Betty Boyd Lounge at Elizabeth Moore Hall is the place for you. Once inside, you can come in and check out one of the wireless laptops or just unwind on one of the many couches.

The Commuter Connection Newsletter

The Commuter Connection is WVU’s monthly commuter student newsletter, filled with information and advice specifically tailored for WVU’s commuter population. Current issues are emailed to students. Back issues can be found in the archive.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Monday, January 11: First Day of Classes at WVU
  • Friday, January 15: Last Day Add or Drop a Class

For additional information, contact Brian Walker or Whitney Oliverio in the Office of Commuter Student Programs at (304) 293-5611, or stop by Campus and Community Life located in Elizabeth Moore Hall.