The Commuter Lounge

Signs advertising Commuter Lounge programs 2015 The Commuter Lounge is both a study and social lounge reserved for commuter and non-traditional students.

The Commuter Lounge is open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM, and open but not staffed Saturday and Sunday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.  The Commuter Lounge hours are dependent on the hours when the Memorial Union is open, so these may vary, especially over university breaks and holidays.

SUMMER HOURS  The Commuter Lounge is open remains when the Memorial Union is open. This is generally 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, and 12:00 PM (noon) – 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday during the summer period. Commuter and Non-traditional Student Programs (CNTSP) staff are not always available over the summer. No coffee or tea service or locker rentals are available over the summer session.

Located on the ground floor of the Memorial Union in the Wade Center, Room #150, the Commuter Lounge has microwave ovens, a toaster, can opener, and a refrigerator that is available for students to use.  CNTSP also provides paper and plastic goods to help prepare and enjoy your meals.

During the fall and spring semesters, free coffee, tea and hot chocolate are available during the day while the Commuter Lounge is staffed; however, you must use your own small coffee travel mug.  We support sustainability so we do not currently provide disposable cups.Loungemaking coffee

Commuter students studying and relaxing in the Commuter Lounge 2015 The Commuter Lounge offers computer stations with printing available through the computer cluster, which can also be found on the ground floor of the Memorial Union. Large, movable white boards and tables are available for study groups, while couches and chairs offer a more comfortable social space.

The lounge also serves as an information center, with a bulletin board and brochure rack full of student information, campus resources, and notices of upcoming events. Community Connector and Black Bear Express bus schedules, campus maps, and other useful commuter resources are available in the lounge.

 Halloween pumpkins decorated in the Lounge
Halloween pumpkins decorated in the Lounge

Various programs and events are held in the Commuter Lounge, such as First Friday Bagels, Commuter Week, and family events like Movie Nights and Pumpkin Painting. The Commuter Lounge offers much more than just programming and resources, though. It is a community space on our campus for commuter and non-traditional students to connect, study, and socialize. Please come say hello and see what we can do for you!

 

 Commuter student checking his rented locker 2015 Commuter lockers are available during the fall and spring semesters for students to store their materials.  CNTSP lockers are located outside of the Commuter Lounge / Wade Center (Room #150), and are accessible whenever the Memorial Union is open. There is a fee of $10 for the year, plus a $5 refundable key deposit. Please note: Lockers are only available during the fall and spring semesters, not over the summer. Locker rentals are available by speaking to any of the CNTSP staff, or contact Judson Walden at judson.walden@maine.edu.