The Commuter Life Program is committed to establishing an atmosphere of community and belonging among commuter students. The Director of Commuter Life, Liz Jantzen oversees the program with the support of student Commuter Life Leaders (CLL’s).
Monique Verhoef, who is the Director of Community Life oversees the program with the support of a Senior Commuter Life Leader and other Student Commuter Life Leaders (CLL’s).
The Watkins Commuter Collegium:
The Watkins Commuter Collegium is a beautiful and welcoming space designated as a ‘home away from home’ for commuter students, with learning goals committed to creating intentional relationships, a sense of belonging and broader educational experiences. The collegium has been specifically designed to be a home-life environment with high end features including a kitchen area with fridge, sink & microwaves; tables & seating for study & group work and 3 comfortable living room areas for social interaction.
The hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and will be closed for all major holidays. Hours are occasionally subject to change due to fluctuating student leader schedules. The Collegium functions as both a quiet place for students to study and relax as well as a social environment for fun and community building.
Membership to the Watkins Commuter Collegium is open to all undergraduate commuter students. Registration is $25.00 per semester and includes the signing of a covenant agreeing to act responsibly and respectfully to each other and the physical space. Members are welcome to bring in a guest (includes residential students).