The Commuter Life

Are you a UWF student living off campus? This page is for YOU! Commuter Student Programs is a centralized website specifically designed with commuter students in mind. Students that commute to campus can find relevant information related to UWF programs and services that directly impact and support them.

Commuter Students

How are Commuter Students Defined?

A commuter student is an individual that does not live on-campus. Commuter students either live with a parent/family member or in off-campus housing. As a commuter student you may encounter challenges that residential students may not.

Commuter students will not only deal with a daily commute, but they may often find that they need to balance home, social, and academic responsibilities. Due to this fact, commuter students, particularly those in their first-year, may often find they have a difficult time "fitting in" or connecting to the campus community.

Student Transitions and Governance recognizes the individual challenges many commuter students may face. We want to ensure that you know that you are not alone. Our mission is to assist you in your transition and adjustment to the UWF community.  Our office is here to help aid in the development of the foundation for a vibrant community where commuters are engaged and empowered by involvement, programs, and resources.  Providing an environment where students can come together in and outside of the class room is of the utmost importance to us. 

Make a point to review the entire commuter student section on this site and find the most relevant information related to you.  Be sure to visit the site often for the latest information regarding commuter student information, resources, and services.

Commuter Students Studying

Tips for Commuter Students

In order to make your UWF experience the best it can be, here are some helpful hints for commuter students:

  • Get to campus early to beat traffic and to get a good parking spot.
  • Talk to other students, faculty and staff- UWF is a wonderful place to meet people and make connections!
  • Get involved on campus by joining a student or academic based organization.
  • Attend lectures, special programs, and campus events.
  • Go to the UWF Recreation Center (it’s free!) to attend a group fitness class, lift weights, play a variety of sports, get in a cardio session, and so much more!
  • If possible, get a job on campus. Student employers tend to be more flexible with student schedules.
  • Join an intramural sports team.
  • Utilize study areas on campus such as the library or study lounges within the various academic buildings.
  • Make sure to check your e-mail as well as check out different events and involvement opportunities on ArgoPulse.
  • Stay on campus after classes- there’s always something going on!
  • If you're struggling, ask for help. Student Transitions and Governance is here to help you in any way that we can!