Commuter Services

It's an Easy Commute

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 available 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. Here you can meet up with friends, get a cup of coffee in between classes or have 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.
  • There are lockers available to commuter students so you can stow away and keep safe extra books, a change of clothes or whatever you don’t want to carry around with you all day. For more details on reserving lockers, visit the Student Involvement Office 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 yogurt 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. 

Commuter Student Council

The Commuter Student Council is a Medaille College recognized student organization committed to serving commuter students and their needs.  The Council is an advocate 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 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.  Please visit the Commuter Student Council Facebook and Twitter pages for more information. 


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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 am - 6 pm Monday - Friday, leaving approximately every 15 minutes. Public Safety Officers provide security at the Zoo Lot from 7 am - 6 pm or until the last car leaves. Note: After 6 pm on Monday - Friday call Public Safety for an escort to the Zoo Lot. Space permitting, new freshmen and commuter students will be permitted to park on campus after 2:00 pm.  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.  Please visit Public Safety for more information on 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 has schedules and other offerings for commuting students.

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Where to Eat on Campus

Medaille's commuter students can take advantage of a wide selection of dining plans and healthy food options available on campus.

Within the Kevin I. Sullivan Student Center our dining operations are skillfully run by Chartwells, known for their healthy and nutritious food.  The Center features a large dining cafeteria with many dining options as well as a nationally known franchise, Freshens.  Get the latest information about Chartwells Dining Services on campus. Wondering what's for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Dial the menu hotline at (716) 880-2113.

In addition, the Academic Commons on the 4th 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 in between classes and even late nights.

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