Because off-campus and commuter students are an important part of our campus community, receiving targeted services, programs, and outreach is key to help you adjust to both on- and off-campus life.
Commuter Outreach is a part of the Center for Student Leadership & Involvement, within the Division of Student Affairs, Commuter Outreach works to provide support and engagement to the commuter student population. This includes creating spaces for you to relax, study, and play together. Check out the Student Union Website to see updated spaces such as the Panthers Pad, the Game Room, and the Multi-Purpose Rooms. Learn about employment opportunities and reserve a locker to store your supplies while on campus.
Below are examples of the types of programs we offer. To see what is scheduled today, tomorrow, next week and next month, use Panther Connect.
Commuter Appreciation Week
Each semester Commuter Outreach celebrates our commuter students by hosting a week of events just for them. Each day and program has a different theme. However all usually have a mix of food, prizes, and games. Our aim is to help commuting students feel connected to the college so we work with departments across campus to keep you up to date and in the know.
Commuter Monthly Programs
Each month Commuter Outreach hosts additional programs for commuting students. These programs are usually located in the campus center atrium during common hour and usually include a campus partner or two, a game or activity, and as always food or snacks. We aim to meet commuters where they are.
While remote or hybrid, Commuter Outreach continues to meet commuters where they are, online! We set up weekly programs hosted on our social media by Andrew and the Commuter Assistants. These events ranged from Meditation Mondays and Workout Wednesdays to Netflix Telepartys and Commuter Trivia Nights. We are always trying to think of new ways to stay connected. For some at home event ideas, check out the Staying Connected page.
Commuter Assistants are student leaders who are trained to encourage and support commuting students. They are commuters, just like you and they are here to answers your questions and help you learn more about all aspects of student life at SUNY Old Westbury. Commuter Assistants are selected each spring.