Commuter Students

Get connected, get involved

If you are a commuter student, sometimes it takes a little more work to make connections. The easiest way to meet other students is to get involved in campus life. Student organizations have something for everyone. Come to the Clubs and Organizations Ice Cream Social in the Campus Center on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 pm to get all the information you need. Also, check out recreational sports where you will find information about intramurals, the fitness center, and other related physical activities.

What is happening on campus?

In MY EMU events calendar has all the latest happenings on EMU’s campus. By clicking on the event you will find a detailed description of who, what and when for anything that is going on at EMU.

Checking your EMU e-mail will also keep you in touch. We know that there are many forms of communication that students use, but e-mail is favored by faculty and staff and is used for many official EMU communications.

Your student mailbox is one form of communication between you and the community. Please check it frequently. You will receive graded material from professors and U.S. mail.

Other great ways to stay informed about what’s happening…

  • Table Tents in the cafeteria or snack shop
  • Posters in the Campus Center, University Commons and stairwells
  • E-mail announcements
  • EMU web calendar of events
  • Weathervane (weekly university newspaper)
  • Chapel announcements
  • Word of mouth
  • White boards in the Campus Center greeting hall and the Science Center.

Weather delays

Wondering if the snow or ice is causing a delay in classes? MY EMU will have all the latest announcements or you can sign up for EMU Alerts and receive a text when decisions are made.

Need a place to study or eat lunch?

Common Grounds Coffeehouse – Ground floor of the University Commons – It has a light lunch menu, a microwave and comfortable couches. Hours are 9am – 4pm.
Commuter Lounge – Campus Center next to the Post Office – It has vending machines, a refrigerator to store your lunch, microwave, couches and lunch tables.
Royals Den – University Commons on the second floor. Has salad, hot food and grill options.
Dining Hall – Ground floor of Northlawn – It has reduced price lunches for commuters every Friday ($4). Plus, lunch on the second Friday of each month is only $1 for undergraduate commuter students. Sponsored by Campus Activities Council.

Reserving a locker

You can reserve a locker during the school year to store your stuff so you are not forced to lug it around all day. These lockers are located on the north side of Common Grounds. If you wish to reserve a locker contact the student programs director at 432-4133.

Need assistance?

If you have any special needs or concerns, please contact the student programs director who serves as the commuter student advocate 432-4133.