Chatham University

Commuting to Campus

The Division of Student Affairs seeks to provide services and programs for commuter students to assure that commuter students are active members within the campus community. There are a few things that every commuter student needs to know.

Policy for Commuter Students

The on campus living experience is vital to the growth and development of the whole student

All students who have completed less than four semesters of college/university are required to reside in on-campus housing for their first two years on campus. An exception to this is students may live with parent(s) and/or legal guardians in the greater Pittsburgh area (within 30 miles of campus.) Students choosing to live at home may register as a commuter and provide documentation to the Office of Residence Life & Student Activities - Student Affairs. Students found in violation will face disciplinary review and fines up to the cost of housing.

Gateway students may request an exception to the residency requirement by contacting the Office of Residence Life & Student Activities - Student Affairs.

Commuter Parking

Students who intend to commute to campus with a car need to know the options for parking. Questions about parking permits and public transportation to Chatham University can be answered at the Public Safety website.