Commuter Services

The Robert M. Smith Student Center also proudly serves the commuter/transfer commuter student population on campus through a variety of programming and engagement opportunities. A Commuter Student is identified as an individual that lives at their at home/permanent full time address. Our Commuter Services continually strives to enhance the overall experience for commuter students at Slippery Rock University. The Student Center staff is committed to programming that provides non-residential students the immersive opportunity to connect to the SRU campus life throughout their time spent on-campus as well as on their drives home.


One of the most valuable services offered to commuters is the Commuter Connection Weekly Email to ensure commuter students are receiving current and appropriate information in regards to events and activities going on around campus for the current week.

If you are current SRU commuter student and are interested in receiving these emails, please contact to get added to the list. Sign-up sheets are also available at all commuter events.


One of the most fun, free, and delicious ways commuters come to connect is through the monthly meals offered. Our Commuter Lunches are typically served on the first and third weeks of every month. The days and times during those weeks vary to accomodate different groups of students each day. Attendees receive Slippery Rock University free gear only designed for commuter students!

For more information regarding the Commuter Lunches, please contact


Inside the Smith Student Center, there is also a designed for commuter students to be able to relax, hang out with friends or study. The Commuter Lounge is located on the second floor directly outside The Suite and can be rented out for special events and meetings. Commuter pantries on the second and third floors of the building that are equipped with sinks, fridges, and microwaves to provide commuter students places to prep any food they've brought from home.

Another great amenity offered for commuter students is the ability to rent lockers within our facility to store any belongings they may not want to carry around with them on campus.

For questions about lounges and lockers, please email or stop by the Student Center Information Desk.