Commuter Student Resources

No matter where you lay your head at night, you can fully engage in the Colonel community as a commuter student. A valued member of the Wilkes family, you鈥檒l enjoy full access to all academic and social programming at 正澳门六合彩开奖直播.

Commuter Council

Commuter Council gives a voice to students living at home or in off-campus housing. The council organizes socials, fundraising events and community service activities, and also coordinates subjects like parking. It鈥檚 part of the Mega Council of student leadership on campus.

Activities have included bus trips, axe throwing and paint-and-snack events. Members of Commuter Council are elected from commuting students. The council works closely with the Student Affairs Cabinet, the Residence Hall Council, the Off-Campus Wilkes Liaisons and Student Government.

Commuter Spaces on Campus

You鈥檒l find plenty of study areas across campus where you can work or just chill between classes and activities. Here are a few:

Commuter Lounge: The Commuter Lounge, conveniently located on the second floor of the Henry Student Center behind the Mail Room, is reserved just for commuters. Use your ID card for swipe access to the lounge area, work spaces and a microwave, as well as a mini fridge and computer. Commuter Council meets here.

Farley Library鈥檚 : Located in the library鈥檚 lower level, the commons offers new and expanded technology in a cozy learning environment great for independent or group work. It is open 24/7, with after-hours access via the South Street swipe card entrance. Group study areas feature widescreen computers and flat-screen televisions, and you鈥檒l find printers and scanners for your use.

Cohen Science Center Lounges: For views, you can鈥檛 beat the lounges on either end of each floor of the Cohen Science Center. One end of the building overlooks the Fenner Quadrangle, while the other boasts great views of the Susquehanna River.

Getting Involved

Commuters can participate and lead any of our 80-plus clubs and organizations, and take part in our 23 as well as intramural or club sports. All Wilkes students, including commuters, enjoy free access to the university fitness center; full-time undergraduate students can also get free membership to the local YMCA, which is located at the edge of campus.

Wilkes designates 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays as 鈥渃lub hours,鈥 a time set aside for you to dive into activities with fellow students. To keep up with the latest activities, you鈥檒l want to watch your email for , a daily digest of campus announcements. Also, follow Student Development and other Wilkes social media accounts for updates; check our for details.


Commuter students are not required to have a meal plan, but may choose to purchase one. Dining Services also offers meal plans designed specifically to meet the needs of commuting students.