As a commuter student, you will be encouraged and supported in and outside of the classroom. You will see how quickly your classmates become friends and the ease of involvement in service learning, volunteer programs and a variety of University student traditions. With access to all the same resources as residential students—meeting with faculty one-on-one to joining a student led organization to taking advantage of the academic success programs.These resources and more are here for you to succeed at Concordia University Chicago.
The Commuter Lounge:
The Commuter Lounge is a new space for commuters on campus located near the ramp leading to the Library Cafe. While there are many good places on campus to study or meet with groups, this is the best spot to relax and watch some TV on the new flat screen! If you are looking for a carpool partner, information and requests are posted on our carpool board in the lounge.
Lockers are located in the stairwells and near the mailroom on the lower level of the KCC. Locker request forms are available in the KCC office, located to the right of the KCC Information Desk. Commuter students may choose any available locker but you must provide your own lock. Assignments are for the academic year only, so lockers must be cleaned out in May.
All students are assigned a mailbox when they enroll at Concordia University Chicago. If you have any questions about your mailbox, stop by the mailroom on the lower level of the KCC.
In addition, the mailroom is a fully functioning U.S. post office. You can buy stamps, post items, and weigh and mail packages.
Eating on Campus:
All commuter students receive $75 in Cougar Cash, the cost of which is included in your student fees. There are other meal plan options available, created with commuter students in mind. For more information, please visit http://www.cuchicagodining.com/plans.html
Currently, CUC does not offer the CTA U-PASS but students can buy discounted CTA and Pace passes in the Business Services Office (x3241 or firstname.lastname@example.org). These discounted passes are only available to students who do not currently have a CUC student parking permit. More information can be found on Concordia Connect under Transportation and Parking on the Resources tab.
If you do need a CUC student parking pass, you still have some options if you are trying to use public transportation to get to campus.