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 Campus Safety office.
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 pick-me-up at The Sully Cafe, proudly serving Starbucks, 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 University 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 University 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.
The University 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 University.
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.