Commuter Students

Everything we do is about making Saint Leo's campus an inviting and rewarding place for all, whether you live on campus or at home.

As a commuter student, you're part of a group of active, engaged students who enjoy all that our campus has to offer—while living off-campus. A pizza lunch and internship pep talk with your marketing prof. BBQs and study sessions by gorgeous Lake Jovita. Tutoring and support at the Learning Resource Center. Full access to the Student Health Center and to Counseling Services. Cheering the Lions to victory at the softball stadium. Making the winning flag football play.

At Saint Leo, community extends far beyond the residence halls.

Flexible Course Scheduling

We understand that many students choose to commute so they can work while pursuing a college degree. At Saint Leo, you'll find the flexibility to schedule courses according to what fits into your busy life. Many commuters take classes just two days a week—Tuesdays and Thursdays, for instance. At Saint Leo, you can maximize your time in the classroom, and minimize your time behind the wheel.

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Campus Hot Spots

Find your corner of campus that feels like home. Free, campus-wide Wi-Fi makes just about any corner a possibility. Grab a latte at the Lion's Lair, then dig in for an afternoon of X-Box on the LCD-TV. Research a paper on the Student Community Center's sunny, lakefront patio. Plan an A+ presentation in one of the School of Business's many group study spaces. Stake out a comfy spot in beautiful Kirk Hall between classes. Prepare for midterms in the Learning Resource Center and Cannon Memorial Library, where the coffee and printing are always free.

Getting Involved

Friendships take time to develop. At Saint Leo, you've got plenty of opportunities to make lasting connections with fellow students, faculty and staff. Work on campus. Participate in clubs and intramural sports. Attend athletic events, speaker engagements, choral performances and international food festivals. Stick around for weekend trips to local attractions. Join a community service project, or better yet, organize one. Bulletin boards in each building—along with SLU TV, WSLU Radio and the student newspaper—keep you informed about all the ways to maximize your out-of-class time.

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Snag a spot close to your 9 a.m. botany lab. Campus parking options include the new, nearly 740-spot garage underneath the soccer/lacrosse field, which opened Fall 2012. Parking permits are required, and parking spots are unassigned; however, special parking privileges are available for disabled individuals.

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Commuter students have two great options for on-campus food: The dining hall on the ground floor of the Student Community Center for home-cooked meals, and the Lion's Lair on the first floor for grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, snacks and Starbucks coffee. Semester meal plans are available for five or 10 meals a week, and commuter students can also purchase a block of 10 meals at a reduced rate, as well as the Unlimited meal plan.

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Weather Alerts

Florida may be the "Sunshine State," but severe weather's still known to happen. In the event of class cancellation or postponement, local radio and TV stations are notified. A mass email will be sent, and you can always check the University's website for storm-related closing information.

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