Commuter status is defined as students who commute from their parent/legal guardian’s local home within 35 miles of the college. A student’s permanent address is the same as their local address.
Students who would like to commute rather than live on campus need to complete one of the commuter status applications below. The application will require a signature from a parent or legal guardian verifying that the student will be residing with them for the academic year. The application is categorized by new student commuters and continuing student commuters.
Release from the residency requirement to commute is considered on an academic year basis (not by semester).
On-campus housing agreements are for the entire academic year. Therefore, a student wishing to commute will not be released from their housing agreement between semesters.
Students must verify their commuter status on a yearly basis, even if they have been previously approved to commute. Students who are currently living on campus and whose permanent address is outside of 35 miles from the college will not be granted permission to commute. Students with commuter status may not rent from a private landlord.
If you filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, your housing status with Residential Education and Housing must agree with what you indicated on your FAFSA. If it does not, you must update your housing status on your FAFSA. A change in your housing status may result in a change in your financial aid award at a later date.
If you would like to apply for commuter status, please print and complete the appropriate application below and submit it to REH in Todd Wehr Hall, room 111.