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Services for Commuter Students

Commuter Lounge

Commuter Services manages the newly renovated Commuter Lounge space that is open to everyone.  The lounge space, located off the lobby in Campus Center North, has comfortable couches, tables, a microwave, fridge, lockers and a TV with cable.
If you observe a facilities problem with the lounge, contact Commuter Services at 251.6335 or via email at commuters@purchase.edu.

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On-Campus  Lockers

There are lockers in the Commuter Lounge that are available for Commuter students.   A $5 deposit is required when you register for a locker with the Office of Student Life and Community Partnerships.  A lock will be provided for you and upon return of you lock and key at the end of each academic school year, your $5 deposit will be returned to you.  Any locks or lockers that are not cleaned out by the end of the Spring Semester will be removed and contents will be discarded.

Office Hours for OSL&CP to register for a locker are:

Monday-Thursday 12pm-6pm and Fridays 12pm-5pm. We are located on the 2nd floor of Campus Center North x6335.

Personal Support

In addition to tangible services, the Commuter Services staff serves students individually as well.  Feel free to get in touch or stop by if you are having trouble at the College, need help negotiating off-campus life, or just would like to talk things over with someone. 

Commuter Services is on the 2nd floor of Campus Center North.  Staff members are generally in until 6:00 pm, but appointments can be made at any time.  You can also write to
commuters@purchase.edu or call 251.6335.


Services Offered by Other Offices

Commuter Meal Plans

Chartwells, the campus food service provider, offers a range of meal plans for commuter students.  Using a meal plan of any type can save you the 8.25% sales tax that cash customers must pay, and certain deposits into meal plans qualify for bonuses.  To learn more or activate your plan, stop by the More Card office in the lobby of Campus Center North (across from the Commuter Lounge).

Weather Update Line
914.251.7500.

A message is recorded on this line early in the morning if the College is delaying or cancelling classes due to weather or another emergency. 

College Shuttle Bus

The transportation fee paid by all students covers the cost of a campus shuttle bus that runs to White Plains and Port Chester.  More information can be found here.

Parking Permits

All vehicles parked on campus, including those of commuter students, must have a parking permit. Permits can be obtained from the Parking & Transportation Office located at Campus Center North Room 1014 or online. For information on purchasing a permit or for parking rules and regulations, please see the parking page here.

Events

All campus events hosted by the Office of Residence Life (that are not held in the residence halls), the Purchase Student Government Association, the Office of Student Life, or any student club or organization, are open to all students.  This includes Pancake Madness before finals each semester, GLBTU's Fall Ball & Striptease, and the annual Culture Shock event.

Other offices that hold free events often include Recreation & Athletics, The Neuberger Museum of Art, The Performing Arts Center and Alumni Relations.

Check out the Purchase Events Calendar and the many fliers around campus for more information.