Students who commute to campus from home or an off-campus apartment have a variety of opportunities to get involved in student life. Suffolk University and the Off-Campus Housing Office have many resources to help make life as a commuter student convenient and enriching.
Commuter Ambassador Program
The Commuter Ambassador (CA) is an experienced Suffolk University student who is a key member of the Off-Campus Housing Office. The Commuter Ambassador, supervised by the director of off-campus housing, primarily helps first-year students transition to college life and mentors students who commute to campus.
2013-2014 Commuter Ambassador Application (PDF), Deadline March 18th, 4pm
Commuter Student of the Month
Do you know a Suffolk student who enjoys commuting and is involved on campus or in the community at large? Nominate them for Off-Campus Student of the Month! The winner will receive $20 Ram Card money, an OCHO sweatshirt and recognition on our OCHO bulletin board as well as our monthly newsletter.
There are two different ways you can submit nominations:
- Download and complete a nomination form [PDF] and hand into OCHO (6th floor, 73 Tremont) or at one of our many events we host on campus!
- Email your nomination with the person's name, year, and their Suffolk email address to the Commuter Ambassador Program at email@example.com Subject: Off-Campus Student of the Month. Make sure to include a short description of why you are nominating them!
Nominations are due every third Monday of every month. So let the nominations begin!
How do you stay connected to the campus community as an off-campus or commuter student? How can you find contact information for local utility companies? The OCHO staff can provide you with the answers to these questions and more at our weekly Stay Connected table in the Donahue and Sawyer lobbies.
Cooking 101 is an opportunity to meet other students, share a meal, and learn a life skill! Three classes are taught in the fall semester and three in the spring semester. Students are required to reserve their spot in the class beforehand as space is limited. One of our very own Sodexo chefs will teach you how to prepare hearty dishes that are simple, fast, and fun!
The Transitions events are geared toward residence hall students moving off-campus. These programs occur throughout the spring semester. Transitions includes OCHO information sessions in the residence halls and roommate matching socials, and culminates with a housing fair in April.
Graduate & Law Housing Search Program
Held in June, this intensive 1.5-day apartment and roommate hunt in Boston allows students to meet with reputable realtors, view apartments, and connect with potential roommates.
Living off-campus is not always easy. There’s rent to pay each month, groceries to buy, an apartment to keep clean, and roommates to live with. The Off-Campus Housing Office staff will work with students seeking help with tenant/landlord disputes, roommate conflicts, and general housing issues. If the office staff is not properly equipped to deal with a situation, they will provide other resources for students to explore.