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Commuter Life

Commuter Life

Commuters at CHC come from all over the Greater Philadelphia Area. Whether by bus, train, or car, our regionally diverse commuter population contributes a great deal to our vibrant community. As a commuter at CHC, you have the wonderful opportunity to get involved, challenge yourself academically and meet new friends from places both near and far. Check out the commuter resources below to learn more about what it means to commute to CHC. 

Commuter Assistant Program

2016-2017 Commuter Assistants: Cynthia Brain, Andrew Conboy, Caleb Gaeng, Clayton Allen

Commuter Assistants (CAs) are experienced upper-class students who are paired with new commuters and act as guides and resources for their first year at CHC. Commuter Assistants plan special programs, host Commuter Appreciation Week and are available to answer questions about everything from parking to meal plans. All incoming new students will be assigned a Commuter Assistant and will be hearing from them in August, prior to the start of classes. There will also be special commuter sessions during New Student Orientation that will give students the chance to meet their CAs.

If you have any questions about the CA program, please contact: Emily Schademan at SchademanE@chc.edu or 215-248-7083

The Commuter Assistant Program, established in the 2015-2016 academic year, takes upperclassmen, who have experience with either residential life on campus or commuter life off campus, and pairs them with first year commuters in hopes that a lasting bond will be created. Commuter assistants act as a bridge between two unique experiences, that as a resident and that as a commuter, with the mission of creating a closely knit CHC community where both commuters and residents come together and learn from each other.

Throughout the year, the Commuter Assistants will facilitate fun social gatherings around campus that will be planned to accommodate commuters’ schedules. The Commuter Assistants also act as a resource that commuters can easily access for information about: SEPTA, commuter meal plans, student life, etc.  

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Commuter Lounge

Located on the Ground Floor of St. Joseph Hall near the bookstore, the Commuter Lounge is the number one destination spot for students looking for a place to study or relax in between classes.

The lounge features WIFI, tables, couches, vending machines, Campus Television and advertising about commuter events. Many Commuter Club events are also hosted in the lounge. 

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Lockers

Commuter students are eligible to “rent” lockers from CHC, each academic year.

Students may sign up for a locker in the Student Activities Office (SJ 349). There is no cost for using a locker and the “rental” includes a lock. Lockers for commuters are located in the Griffin’s Den in Fournier Hall. Lockers are available on a first- come, first-served basis. 

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Parking

Commuter students are eligible for parking on campus starting during their first year.

All vehicles operated and parked on College property by full- and part-time students, faculty, staff and vendors must be registered with the College. Students can get their permits online at www.chc.thepermitstore.com. Permits are available 24 hours a day and should be acquired before the beginning of the school year. Parking regulations will be enforced beginning the second full week of school. Registrations must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year starting August 15th.

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