Need a place to store your belongings?
The Edward J. Pryzbyla Center (or Pryz) has lockers available to all commuter students free of charge. The lockers are located just a few steps off the main level Information Desk. Lockers are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis.
On campus often and don't want to pack a lunch?
Commuter students that are on campus often and don’t want the hassle of packing lunch and bringing it to campus can find several meal options. The university offers a number of meal plans that can be utilized in Garvey Dining Hall, the Pryz food court (with favorites like Chick-fil-A, Which Wich, and True Burger), and Murphy's Grill.
There are also many local restaurants (including Bus Boys & Poets, BGR, Potbelly's, &Pizza, and Chipotle) within walking distance of our campus on Monroe Street and the surrounding Brookland neighborhood.
Looking to get involved as a commuter?
There are many opportunities for getting involved on campus. You can join one of the hundreds of student organizations, including cultural organizations, language clubs, and academic groups.
You can also put your leadership skills to use by participating in one of the Student Government Association's Executive Initiatives and Task Force. One such opportunity includes engaging with the Commuter and Transfer Students Executive Initiative.
Looking for a place to relax, heat your lunch, or study for class?
Center for Cultural Engagement
Located inside the Pryz, the Center for Cultural Engagement has a small fridge and microwave that is available to all our students. Our common area is a great hang-out space, where you can catch up with friends, enjoy a meal, participate in events/activities, and study.
Pryzbyla Student Lounge
Also known as Murphy's Lounge, this space is located inside the Pryz. It iincludes two small study rooms, a lounge room with a pool table, booths, and informal seating areas. The space includes an informal lounge area with a central gas fireplace and televisions.
Library Study Room
The second floor of the Mullen Library offers group study spaces in its second floor. The Math Center and Writing Center (also located in the second floor) are also available for study group use when tutoring is not taking place. There are also several individual quiet spaces where you can study throughout the building.
Transportation or parking questions?
Many commuter students find our accessibility to the Metro Station (Brookland) to be quite convenient. Just a few steps off of campus, the Red Line helps you connect to all parts of the DMV area.
For those who prefer to drive to campus, there are several parking lots available for commuters, as well as metered-parking along John McCormack Rd and 3-hr free parking on Harewood Rd. Learn about all the transportation and parking options by visiting the Office of Transportation and Parking Services.