Commuter Students

commuter life


Advice to parents of college students frequently focuses on students who are living on campus. Being a parent of a commuter student requires you to consider many of the things that on-campus students experience, and it also includes some unique issues that come from living at home and traveling to campus for classes, social life, and work. This webpage is targeted to parents of commuter students including:

Common Experiences of First-Year Commuters

Changing Family Dynamics

How to Help Your Student

What It’s Like to Be in Your Student’s Shoes

The information on this site is based on research, information from parents, and most importantly comments from commuter students themselves. The resources on these webpages will help make your student’s college transition easier for you and your student.