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Commuter FAQ's

Who is considered a commuter student at Southern? 
Where can I find The Union Shuttle Bus?
Where can I get a free CT Transit bus pass?
Where can I obtain my parking pass?
Where are the student parking lots?
Where can I find the shuttle bus schedule?
Where can I find the Metro North train schedule?
Where can I find the city bus schedule?
Where can I eat on campus?
How do I get involved?
How will I know if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather?
Where can I store my belongings while on campus?
Is there anywhere Commuter Students can go to hang out or relax?
Will someone escort me to my car?
Where can I find out campus policies for students?

Who is considered a commuter student at Southern? 
A commuter student is anyone who does not reside in any of the on campus residential halls. 

Where can I find The Union Shuttle Bus?
If you are interested in taking the Southern Shuttle to Union Station, you can meet the shuttle at the bus stop in LOT 2. (This is the parking lot between Engleman and Morrill Hall.) 

Where can I get a free CT Transit bus pass?
Southern provides a free UPASS to any Southern student. The UPASS can be obtained at the HootLoot Office in the Adanti Student Center Room 

To learn more about the CT Transit UPASS click here.

Where can I obtain my parking pass?
Students can receive a parking pass from the Police Department or the Card Office, ASC324, and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development, ASC212.

Persons seeking a decal must present a current and VALID STUDENT ID card (Hoot Loot card). Students must know the make, model, year, color and license plate of their vehicle.

**Please note that all vehicles operated or parked on campus at any time must properly display an SCSU parking decal. Vehicle owners and operators must register their vehicles at the University Police Department.

Where are the student parking lots?
Commuter Student Parking Lots are located in lots #3, #8, #9. Also, the Wintergreen Avenue and West Campus parking garages and Levels 2, 3, and 4 of the Fitch Street parking garage. Students may not park in faculty/staff areas. 

PARKING MAP

Where can I find the shuttle bus schedule?
Our Campus Shuttles offer both on and off campus services. 

By downloading the official SCSU Mobile App, you can follow the shuttle LIVE! 

To learn more about the services,click here

To find the on campus shuttle schedule click here

To find the off campus shuttle schedule click here

Where can I find the Metro North train schedule?
Train Schedule

Where can I find the city bus schedule?
City Bus Schedule

Where can I eat on campus?
Student Center Food Court
Conn Hall
Bagel Wagon in Engleman Hall
North Campus Market
Davis Hall Kiosk 

How do I get involved?
If you are interested in getting involved, consider stopping by The Office of Student Life! Student Life is located in the Adanti Student Center Room 213. Also be sure to keep an eye out for posters and promotions located across campus. Campus wide events are open to all SCSU students! 

How will I know if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather?
Weather Alerts are also sent out through the Southern Alert System. If you have not signed up yet, please click here to learn more and register today! 

Where can I store my belongings while on campus?
The Adanti Student Center provides lockers to students free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis each semester.  Lockers are signed out on the first day of classes each semester in the Main Office of the Adanti Student Center room 325.  

 You are required to have both your S.C.S.U. Student ID Card and a lock to immediately place onto the locker, without those we cannot assign you a locker.  If you do not have a lock the Campus Bookstore should have them for sale.

Is there anywhere Commuter Students can go to hang out or relax?
Yes! The second floor of the Adanti Student Center has a Commuter Lounge designed just for commuters! There is a microwave, TV and charging station for student use in the space, in addition to tables and couches for relaxing! Commuter students can also utilize Buley Library, the Fireplace Lounge and other campus spaces! 

Will someone escort me to my car?
University Police offers an on-campus escort service 24 hours a day for your safety. Simply call the University Police Department at 392-5375, state your name, location, and destination, and, as long as your route is on university property, an officer or a student campus watch assistant will accompany you.

Where can I find out campus policies for students?
Click here to see the Student Handbook.