Commuter students are included in everything Medaille has to offer those students who choose to live on campus. There are plenty of activities and benefits provided to all students, including commuters. In fact, you get a little extra as a Medaille commuter student!
The Sullivan Center is the cornerstone for every Medaille student’s experience, residents and commuters alike. Here, you may meet up with friends, grab a cup of coffee in between classes or enjoy dinner before your club meeting. It’s all here, waiting for you.
If you drive to and from class, you’ll need a place to park. Sign up for a pass at the Public Safety office.
There’s a convenient system of shuttles that get you to where you need to go if you park off campus.
Lockers are available for commuter students to stash extra books, a change of clothes or whatever you don’t want to carry around with you all day. For details on reserving lockers, visit Student Involvement in the Sullivan Center.
Once you’re on campus, there’s no need to leave if you’re hungry. Medaille offers delicious menu items every day. Grab a nutritious smoothie or froyo at Freshens or enjoy a Mondo sub for lunch. The dining options are plentiful at the Sullivan Center.
You may think it’s more difficult to stay connected as a commuter. The Medaille Commuter Student Council (CSC) makes it easy. Attend free events with food and prize giveaways and make friends with fellow commuter students.
The Commuter Student Council is a Medaille College recognized student organization committed to serving commuter students and their needs. The Council advocates for concerns specific to commuter students, which is the majority of the student population at Medaille. The Council encourages participation and involvement with departments, student organizations and on-campus residents, while working to create the best experience for Medaille College commuter students.
Commuter Student Council hosts events throughout the year, including commuter appreciation luncheons, commuter Bingo, co-sponsorship of the annual carnival and other activities that offer students the opportunity to get to know each other.
Meetings are held in the Student Affairs suite during the open student activity period.
Medaille College operates a circular shuttle from the remote zoo parking lot on Jewett and Parkside to and from the College. All new, incoming, non-resident freshmen are required to park at this auxiliary parking lot. The circular shuttle service is provided between the lot and campus from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, leaving approximately every 15 minutes. Public Safety officers provide security at the zoo lot from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until the last car leaves for the evening. After 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday, please call Public Safety at (716) 880-2911 for an escort to the zoo lot. This auxiliary lot also serves as the overflow lot when campus parking is full and closed, at which time all community members will be directed to the lot. Space permitting, new freshmen and commuter students will be permitted to park on campus after 2 p.m. Please visit Public Safety for more information on parking and transportation.
The College offers information on monthly NFTA metro, bus, and rail passes through the Student Accounts Office, located in the Main building. The NFTA website provides schedules and other offerings for commuting students.
Medaille’s commuter students are provided a wide selection of dining plans and healthy food options on campus.
Within the Sullivan Student Center, our dining operations are skillfully run by Chartwells, known for their healthy and nutritious meals. The Center features a large cafeteria with many dining options, as well as a nationally-known franchise, Freshens, which offers crepes, rice bowls, smoothies and frozen yogurt. Learn more about Chartwells at Medaille College.
Wondering what’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Dial the menu hotline at (716) 880-2113.
Finally, the Academic Commons on the fourth floor of the Main Building houses a student-run café. The Commons Café features coffee, baked goods and specialty drinks. Commuters will find this newly renovated space a great location to study and hang out with friends, both in between classes and late into the night.