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Just because you are a commuter, that doesn’t mean you can’t be connected and active on campus. Berry has many different ways to get involved - there is something for everyone here!


The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) is located in Krannert Center right off the lobby. Not only does the OSI provide different opportunities for involvement through the 75+ student organizations’ events and various leadership programs, but it also acts as the hub for commuter students. We know that being a commuter can sometimes mean living a different schedule than a residential student, so the OSI is here to help you get plugged in and stay active throughout your time here at Berry, no matter how busy your semester might get!

Here are some helpful things every Berry commuter should know...


There are no designated commuter lots on campus, however, popular locations are behind the Cage Center and McAllister Hall. Be sure to arrive a few minutes early to find a spot and walk to class. All students must obtain a parking decal from Campus Police in
order to access entry onto campus and to avoid parking fines.

Meal Plans

Commuters are required to have at least a flex bucks plan for Berry Dining. Be sure to save your money and use your flex bucks occasionally for lunch, snacks, or just a cup of coffee! Money can be added to your account by visiting the Student Business Services in Hermann Hall.

Between Classes

When you're not at work and don't want to drive to/from home while you wait on your next class, stick around at some of these more popular commuter spots:

  • Krannert Lobby- Although busy during the lunch and dinner hours, the lobby is fairly quiet throughout the rest of the day. Grab a snack, watch some TV, or prep for your next class.
  • Intercultural Center- Located in the Krannert Center basement, this is a safe space for students of all backgrounds to study, chat, or just sit around and relax.
  • Memorial Library- Grab a cup of coffee and get some studying out of the way.
  • Cage Center- Catch up on your favorite sports teams, get in a quick work out, or shoot some hoops.

Other Helpful Info

Commuter Corner- This event is hosted each fall for first year commuter students to have the chance to come meet other first year commuters, get some helpful information from the OSI, and ask questions of their own. Commuters will receive an email about the
meeting date and location.

Mountain Day Olympics- Every Mountain Day weekend commuter students form a team and compete against residential areas in the Olympic Games. An interest meeting is held early September, and sign ups typically begin shortly after. Be sure to swing by the OSI and sign up to play with the team or to simply cheer them on!

Remember, the OSI is always available for commuter questions and resources, so just stop in and see us!

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