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Off-Campus and Commuter Services (OCCS) at RIT

Off-Campus and Commuter Services strives to help commuter students become an active part of the college community. While your academic career is important, college shouldn’t be just about attending classes and studying. We encourage off-campus and commuter students to take part in campus events and activities, clubs, and organizations on campus. We want your experience at RIT to be one that is rewarding AND engaging!

Because off-campus and commuter students are an important part of our campus community, we offer additional services, programs, and outreach to help you adjust to both on - and off - campus life.  We provide social gatherings, Commuter Spirit Week, Mmm-Mmm Mondays, a commuter lounge/study space with computers and printing capabilities, and much more.

How do we define off-campus and commuter students?

RIT defines a commuter student as any student living at "home" (generally with a family member, parent or guardian). If you are not residing in college-owned housing or at home, you are considered an off-campus student.

What can off-campus and commuter students expect?

  • Advice and tips on commuter issues such as parking, registration, where to eat, and campus social life
  • Knowledge of campus opportunities and resources
  • Increased awareness of leadership opportunities, student life, clubs, organizations and activities
  • Introduction to faculty, staff, and peers
  • Opportunities to build friends and extend support systems

How do I inquire about Commuter Life at RIT?

Off-Campus and Commuter Services, a program within the Center for Campus Life at RIT, provides opportunities and outreach to commuter students. The commuter lounge is located on the A-Level floor of the Campus Center in rooms A640 and A650.  

Explore the links to the left of this page to find more information about upcoming campus events, commuter facilities, information and resources, and much more!  We look forward to getting to know you and connecting you to the RIT community!