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Commuter Guide to Orientation

Welcome Commuter Students

Students Going to Class

Commuters are a very visible and active community on campus. We hope that you feel comfortable in this very tight-knit community and get involved as much as possible. There are plenty of opportunities for integration between commuters and residents, as well as numerous resources designed to help you make the most of your experience here at our Lincoln Center campus. Please take advantage of the various opportunities listed on this webpage that will help you acclimate to the commuter college student experience. Please contact New Student Orientation with any questions or concerns.

Commuter and Transfer Barbecue

The Commuter and Transfer Student Barbecue is sponsored by New Student Orientation, Commuter Student Services, and the Commuter Freshmen Mentor Program. This barbecue is an opportunity to meet fellow commuter and transfer students.

Fall Orientation Commuter Guide and Sleepover

This is a mandatory three-day program sponsored and planned by New Student Orientation. The program introduces new students to the various components of the University. There's also an opportunity to sleepover on Monday night of Orientation.

Commuter Student Services

As a part of the Office for Student Involvement, Commuter Student Services (CSS) provides a variety of services to support commuter students in their life at Fordham. Such services include Commuter Brunches, the Subway Series, Commuter Outreach, the Commuter Freshmen Mentor program, a biweekly electronic Commuter Newsletter and other workshops and programs.

Commuting Students Association

The Commuting Students Association (CSA) is the governing body for commuter students at the Lincoln Center campus. CSA meets on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. throughout the semester, and every commuter student is automatically a member!

Commuter Freshmen Mentor Program

As the first link to the Fordham community, Commuter Freshmen Mentors (CFMs) will introduce new commuter students to the campus. All incoming commuter freshmen will be assigned to a CFM for their first year at Fordham. Remember to check your email over the summer for news from your CFM! Also on this website, learn more about the Commuter Affiliate program where commuter freshmen can register to sign themselves into McKeon Hall to visit their freshmen resident friends.

Don't Break Your Back - Rent a Locker

The Office for Student Involvement rents lockers to new students beginning Augst 30 in 140W G33.

Parking and Transportation

Please see the list of local garages that offer a discount on parking rates for Fordham University.