Off-Campus and Commuter Services

OCCS aims to assist off-campus and commuter students in every way possible. Whether it be accommodating students' needs, answering any questions related to living off-campus, promoting off-campus and commuter involvement through our many events, or providing a space for off-campus and commuter students to meet and mingle, our organization prides itself in supporting and growing the off-campus and commuter community at RIT.

The Commuter Lounge

Campus Center A640 and A650
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m-6 p.m.

The lounge offers all off-campus and commuter students a place to relax and recharge at RIT! It’s a great place to study - with comfy lounge chairs and built-in wall cubbies to store your things - and hang out with friends. The lounge offers free coffee/tea, free printing, TV, locker access, computers, a lounge fridge/freezer perfect for storing your lunch, as well as a microwave! We also provide a Wii, an Xbox One, board games, puzzles, a phone charging station, and a space just for you that is dedicated to building a community among off-campus and commuter students.

Staffing the lounge at all times is our team of Commuter Ambassadors. They are there to answer any questions and be of service to off-campus and commuter students. They play a pivotal role in the planning and execution of events throughout the year! Commuter Ambassadors are a great connection to make because they are part of the off-campus and commuter community too. Stop by the lounge any time, grab a free coffee, and meet the team!

How Do We Define Off-Campus & Commuter Students?

RIT defines a commuter student as any student living at "home" (generally with a family member, parent or guardian). If you are not residing in college-owned housing or at home, you are considered an off-campus student. For example, if you live at places like Park Point, Province, The Hill, Apex or The Lodge, you are considered an off-campus student.

Shawna Lusk

Senior Associate Director, Student Engagement

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