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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.

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 Room 101 of Purinton House. 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! A few lockers in the Downtown Commuter Lounge in Purinton House are still available. If you need a locker, please email brian.walker@mail.wvu.edu

Fall 2014 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; current and archived issues can be found here:

http://campuslife.wvu.edu/commuter_student_programs/commuter_newsletter

Upcoming Commuter Events

  • Friday, September 12: Commuters on the Rail Trail. Bring your pup to the Dog Park off the Decker’s Creek Trail at 6 PM to relax with your fellow dog-loving commuters!.
  • Friday, September 19: Rail Trail Clean-Up, Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park, 2 to 4 PM. We will meet at the park and work our way up the trail to pick up trash. Join us for an afternoon of fun, and get some community service ours in, too!
  • Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28: Fall Family Weekend. Brian and Whitney will have a table in the Mountainlair’s Vandalia Lounge on September 26 from 5 to 7:30 PM. Stop by!
  • Wednesday, October 8: Visit to Rich’s Fright Farm. Contact Whitney for details.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Monday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 14: Fall recess at WVU—-no classes.

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.