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.

OCHO is looking for hard-working enthusiastic students who would like to be part of our team! CAs plan social, cultural, and educational activities. CAs are role models, educators, and community builders to the diverse group of students who live off-campus.

Preferred deadline for CA applications is during the month of March. Below, please find our Commuter Ambassador Application for the 2018-2019 academic year!

Commuter Ambassador Program Description & Application [Qualtrics]

Commuter Ambassador Program Description & Application [PDF]

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Learn about our current Commuter Ambassadors.

Off-Campus & Commuter Student Appreciation Week

Off-Campus Student Appreciation Week is held each semester and is hosted by the Off-Campus Housing Office in collaboration with the Student Government Association, various departments and student organizations. We acknowledge the extra effort Off-campus students make to come to campus each day. This event is held by OCHO, appreciating them for commuting to campus, getting involved, and staying active in the Suffolk Community. The week will include events such as Coffee Stops each morning, Apartment-Palooza, and Taste of Ram Card, Paint Night, Bingo Night and Build a Lunch. For more details, contact

Stay Connected

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, Sawyer, and Somerset lobbies. Check out our events tab for specific dates and times!

Cooking 101

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! Please RSVP to Check out our events tab for specific dates and times!


The Transitions workshops & events are geared toward residence hall students moving off-campus. This series will include apartment search information sessions in the residence halls and a housing fair “Apartment-Palooza” during the spring semester.


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.