Definition of a commuter
A student, full-time or part-time, who does not live on campus. Typically a commuter refers to a student living at home or with his or her parents, but can also mean any student who lives off-campus. If you are a Riverview Townhouse Resident, you are considered a Commuter.
As a commuter student, your mode of transportation to campus is most likely a car. All students, commuter and resident, must purchase a parking permit to park on any campus property. Commuter students have designated parking lots on campus, these areas must be free of vehicles after 11:00pm. There are also over-night parking lots which commuters can utilize if they choose to stay on campus after 11:00pm. Parking permits are purchased through University Police, click here to get more information including the officials Parking Rules & Regulations.
SUNY Delhi offers many different places on campus to eat. Even though you do not live on campus, there are meal plan options for you. Visit the CADI page, here, to review your meal plan options.
Commuter students should take the time to get involved. By doing so you build relationships with people on campus, and make your college experience all the more meaningful. The Commuter Student Association (CSA) aims to develop a sense of community among all commuter students by connecting commuter to each other and to SUNY Delhi. Commuter students are encouraged to join any of SUNY Delhi's many student clubs and organizations and/or participate in a wide range of intramural programs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I find out about what's going on at SUNY Delhi?
~ Visit the SUNY Delhi website for Current Students information, Student Activities, Athletics events etc. Also, check your student email and your mailbox located in Farrell Hall. Yes, even commuter students get on campus mailboxes.
How will I know if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather?
~ Check with your professors to find out if classes are being held. Also, sign up for NYAlert through Bronco Web. The SUNY NY Alert emergency notification system will alert you about severe weather conditions, class cancellations, and campus emergencies.
What if I wanted to stay with a friend on campus overnight?
~ You are permitted to be an overnight guest with the permission of your host. Please refer to the Residence Life Housing Policy, page 13 & 15 for more information about the visitation policy.
Is there anywhere commuter students can go to hang out or relax?
~ All student areas of SUNY Delhi are available to commuter students. Check out the reading rooms in the Resnick Library, or one of the many lounges located in Farrell Hall.
Where can I put my stuff?
~ There are lockers located on the Concourse Level of Farrell Hall. Lockers are on a first come, first serve basis. You will need to provide your own padlock.
Can commuter students use the health services?
~ Of course. After all, you paid for the fee like everyone else.
If I came to the campus during the weekend, would I still need to park in the designated parking lots based on my permit?
~ Not necessarily. After 2:30pm Monday through Friday and during the weekends, you can park in any of the parking lots. However, if you were to park in a lot that is not designated for commuter students on a Sunday evening, and you left your vehicle overnight, it would be very possible for you to receive a ticket on Monday morning. Also, be aware that 15 minute parking, RD parking, and handicap parking rules still apply ‘after hours’.
Will someone escort me to my car?
~ If you would like an escort to/from your car, contact University Police at (607) 746-4700 for more information.
Vice President of Student Life
Barbara E. Jones