Off-Campus and Commuter Services

Off Campus and Commuter Services (OCCS) aims to create a sense of belonging, connection, and engagement for all off-campus and commuter students. Whether it be offering a free cup of coffee, 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 Commuter Lounge is closed during academic breaks and the summer term.

The lounge offers off-campus and commuter students a place to relax and form connections 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 one free coffee or tea a day, free printing, lockers that can be reserved by the semester (email us to inquire!), a fridge/freezer perfect for storing your lunch, a microwave, and tables and chairs for group or individual study time! We also provide a Nintendo Switch, board games, puzzles, and a space just for you that is dedicated to building a community among off-campus and commuter students.

Our team of Commuter Ambassadors (CAs) staff the lounge during the academic year. They also play a pivotal role in the planning and execution of a variety 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.

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