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Commuter Services

The Office of Commuter Services is located in the Student Engagement Office in The Kanbar Campus Center, Room 317.

Commuter Services provides resources, programs and information to meet the needs of off-campus and commuting students as well as potential off-campus students. We provide a range of engagement and involvement opportunities that assist in their connection to the campus community and one another. Whether it is welcoming new commuters to PhilaU, assisting students in finding off-campus housing and/or roommates, or continuing to build the commuter community, the Associate Director of Student Activities and Commuter Leaders are dedicated to serving the needs of commuting and off-campus students.

What Makes Commuter Life Stand Out?

Commuter Cash (C-Cash)
C-Cash is an incentive program to promote campus connection and involvement for first-year students who live off-campus. Students can earn C-Cash for attending campus events, turning in good grades and participating in campus life. At the end of the semester, students can use C-Cash to win various prizes.

Commuter Leaders (CLs)
Commuter Leaders are upper class, off-campus students who serve as resources and guides for first-year commuters. A CL’s primary responsibility is to help introduce new commuters and off-campus students to Philadelphia University and to assist them in their transition into college life. First-year commuters are assigned a CL before the academic year begins according to the first letter of their last name. Commuter Leaders are the main tool in connecting new commuting students with the campus community and one another.