Commuter Life

Think all the good stuff at Georgian Court University is only for residents? Think again! The university has an entire program dedicated to making sure that commuters enjoy all the benefits that residents do.

We’ve put together some resources specifically for students who commute to campus.

How early should I arrive for class?

A commuter should be aware that unexpected delays almost always occur on the commute to school. Although some of our students only live minutes from campus, they give themselves an extra 20 minutes for unexpected delays. Each commuter should take the time to map out how long it will take them to get to school and add an additional 20 to 30 minutes to that time, just to be on the safe side!

Where can I park on campus and how do I get a parking pass?

There are two main parking lots that the students use on a daily basis: Jeffries Hall and Farley Center. Jeffries Hall (formerly known as the Arts and Science Center) is the most commonly used parking lot and is convenient and has plenty of spaces. Farley Center can fill up around 4:00 p.m. due to night classes and dinnertime. You can get your parking pass at Mercy Center. You must present your license and license plate number. It takes about 10 minutes to process.

Can I get a meal plan too? Where can I eat?

Most commuters do not purchase a meal plan. Commuters can eat at Raymond Hall or the Court Café. The Dining Hall is a low-cost, buffet-style eatery and has many choices that also accommodate vegetarians. (Plus, they have “all you can eat” ice cream!) The Court Café has café items such as sandwiches and salads, as well as snacks and drinks. If you plan on being on campus every day for a long period of time, a meal plan might be right for you! View more information on dining options, including menus.

Am I allowed to go to programming in the residence halls?

Absolutely—we want you to attend! Most programs are held at a late hour (9:00 or 10:00 p.m.) to make sure everyone is out of class. Always feel free to stay late and go to residence life programs!

Where can I hang out in between classes?

In between classes, you can hang out just about anywhere on campus. The common place is the library, because it is so convenient and spacious. The Court Café is another hangout; you don’t have to buy food to hang out there. When the weather is nice, most students walk around campus and explore the gardens, fountains, or other interesting outdoor sites. If you’re into working out, the Wellness Center is a fun place to spend time. If you are just looking to watch TV in peace and quiet go to the Lion’s Den (located downstairs in the Casino).

Have more questions about commuting to campus? For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at 732-987-2533 or reslife@georgian.edu.