Campus life for the CSU commuter

Whether you are living with family members or in an apartment, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved at CSU and remain a connected part of the CSU family. 

Commuter Lounge

Did you know there is a commuter lounge located in the Thurmond Center? Commuters can take advantage of the vending machines and a place to hang out between classes in the Charleston Room. It’s on the far west end of the Thurmond Center, next to Lightsey Chapel.


Brewer Center

All of the activities and lounge areas are open to residents and commuters alike. Check out everything Campus Recreation has to offer, everything from a weight room to fitness classes. Ping-pong and pool tables and more can help you pass the time between classes.


Chapel

Chapel services are held in Lightsey Chapel, and you’ll need your CSU ID to get credit for attending. Alternate chapel services are also offered throughout the semester, allowing students to receive credit when scheduling problems arise. Forty-eight chapel credits must be earned to graduate.


Campus Dining

Meal plans for commuters are offered by campus dining services. Click here to learn more.


Quick Tips

  • Take advantage of all the events and activities available on-campus. You’ll meet new friends and have a better collegiate experience.
  • Use the time between classes for homework and studying. Places such as the commuter lounge in Thurmond Center, the Rivers Library and the Brewer Center offer lots of seating and areas to plug in a laptop or charge your phone. There are outside seating areas in front of Rivers Library and Thurmond Center. There are also small lounge areas in many buildings on campus.
  • Allow plenty of time to travel to campus in the Charleston traffic. 
  • Use your travel time wisely. If you need to read a book for English class, see if it is available as an audio version and listen during your commute.
  • Your CSU ID gains you admission to athletic events on campus. Join the Blue Crew and have some fun.