Commuter Life & Off-Campus Housing

Commuter Life and Off-Campus Housing provides resources, programs, & information to meet the needs of off-campus students as well as potential commuters.  We provide a range of engagement and involvement opportunities for commuting and off-campus students 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, all of our efforts are dedicated to serving the needs of commuting and off-campus students.


What makes Commuter Life STAND OUT?

  • Commuter Involvement Committee (CIC) provides a forum for off-campus students to meet one another, participate in campus traditions, and discuss topics related to the off-campus student community.
  • Commuter 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.  Past prizes include SEPTA tokens, external hard drives, PhilaU gear, concert tickets, beats by Dre, Nintendo Wii, Xbox360, TOMS, gift cards, and more!
  • Commuter Assistants (CA) are upper-class, off-campus students who will help with your introduction and transition into the PhilaU community.  CAs provide opportunities for new students to connect with one another and familiarize themselves with campus resources, traditions, and services.  CAs will host many special events and programs to help new students get involved and meet other members of the PhilaU family.