Creating Community for Off-Campus and Commuter Students

Topics: Commuter Students, Special Populations, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • What is the profile of commuter and off-campus students at peer institutions?
  • How do institutions assess the needs of off-campus and commuter students, and what programs and services do other institutions provide to meet those needs?


This brief profiles key strategies that private, Jesuit-affiliated institutions use to identify and support off-campus and commuter students.  Also highlighted are tactics for encouraging engagement in the university’s culture and mission among these unique populations.

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