Commuter Student Services
CSS's purpose at Ohio University is to enhance the quality of education, serve as a resource, advocate for the needs of, and support the balancing of commuting and academic success for commuter students. If you are a first-year or second-year Ohio University student, please complete and submit the Commuter Application so you can begin to take advantage of the opportunities coordinated through Commuter Student Services.
You are a commuter student if you meet one of the following definitions:
- First Year commuter: A new student to Ohio University, first time college student who is in their first academic year (summer, fall, or spring) who resides with their parent(s) or a legal guardian whose permanent residence (as defined by University guidelines) is within 50 driving miles of Athens
- Second Year commuter: A student, who entered as a first year student, but is now in their second academic year of attendance at the university who resides with their parent(s) or a legal guardian whose permanent residence (as defined by University guidelines) is within 50 driving miles of Athens
- Upper-class commuter: A student, who was a first or second year commuter student, but is now in their third or more academic year in attendance at the university who continues to resides with their parent(s) or a legal guardian or chooses to reside off campus.
Academic resources, scheduling questions, advising inquiries, and transition requirements to colleges can be addressed during an advising session. Please contact your college's student services office for an appointment.
Commuter students may sign up with Tutoring Services to receive four hours per week of free tutoring, in addition to utilizing all of the other free academic support services.
Veteran and Commuter Lounge
The veteran and commuter lounge is located in Bromely Hall (photo below). Students must register at the beginning of each year for access to the Veteran and Commuter Lounge. (Information will be sent automatically to the Office of Housing & Residence Life in the Living Learning Center on South Green.) Once you register you will receive access to Bromely Hall via OHIO ID card swipe. The veterans and commuter lounge includes lockers, a refrigerator, microwave, tables, chairs, computers, TV and couches. Visit the Housing & Residence Life website to register and view community expectations.
Meal plans are available at affordable prices for commuter students, which can be used at a variety of on campus Culinary Service locations. Apply online to purchase an "Off-Campus Meal Plan."
Home of the Veteran and Commuter Lounge (See Map & Tour Page)