Commuter Services

Students who commute to Fresno Pacific University are an important part of campus student life and are encouraged to do more than just attend class and go home. Being involved in our Chrisitan community is a valuable part of the whole educational experience.

We realize your needs as a commuter student are unique, so we offer opportunities and services specifically designed for your situation.

Commuter Activities

Of course, you are invited and encouraged to attend any and all student activities on campus, but additional activities are designed just for you:

  • Monthly commuter BBQs
  • Commuter beach trips 
  • Treats in the Forest
  • "Meet and Greets"
  • Commuter discounts for large FPU trips (i.e. Disneyland) 
  • And much more!

If you have an idea for a great commuter event, let your commuter council know!

Commuter Council

The Commuter Council consists of commuter students, as well as one commuter who is elected by the Student Body to be a Commuter Representative in Student Government. Council members attend student senate meetings, discuss the needs of the commuter population, and keep commuters informed of campus activities and opportunities. The council also helps plan activities and social events for commuters.

Your 2014-2015 Commuter Council

Jessica Medina
jmm25@fpu.edu

Starla Sanchez
sgs2@fpu.edu

Kassidy Caitlin
kmc11@fpu.edu

Deja Alewine
dna5@fpu.edu

Natalie Ruiz
nlr@fpu.edu

Leah Graveley
leg3@fpu.edu

Josh Zavala
jdz2@fpu.edu

The Commuter Lounge

The Commuter Lounge is located on the first floor of East Hall. It features a refrigerator, microwave, and many tables and chairs. The lounge provides a relaxing environment where students can relax and get work done.

Communter Lounge Hours

Sunday
All Student Access: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Monday - Thursday
Commuter Access: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Resident Student Access: 7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Friday
Commuter Access: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
All Student Access: 7:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Saturday
All Student Access: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I park?
A: Parking permits are available for purchase at the cashier’s window in McDonald Hall. The permits cost $50 per semester. Parking permits allow access to McDonald Lot, Hamilton Lot, and East Hall Lot. Students can park for free in Steinert Field Lot, Butler Church Lot, and on streets.
Q: Where can I purchase lunch?
A: Commuter students can eat in the Shehadey Dining Room for the same cost as resident students. Commuters also receive discounter lunches in the Shehadey Dining Room each Friday ($3). Food is also available for purchase at Charlotte's Coffee Corner in the Alumni Hall and at other nearby off-campus locations.
Q: What else is there for me to do on-campus?
A: Study spaces include the Commuter Lounge, Charlotte's Coffee Corner, Hiebert Library, AIMS Hall Atrium, and the computer lab (located in the basement of Kriegbaum). Recreational spaces include the Commuter Lounge, Charlotte's Coffee Corner, "the forest", "the green", and Steinert Campus Center (SCC). SCC includes a lounge, TV, vending machines, ping-pong tables, pool tables, and foosball tables.
Q: How can I stay connected and hear about what's available for commuters?
A:

Commuter news and events are communicated through emails to commuters, TV advertisements in the Commuter Lounge, and the Fresno Pacific University website.

If you have additional questions, please contact a Commuter Council member or the Director of Commuter & Parent Services.

Jesse Torres, M.Div.
Director of Commuter & Parent Services
jesse.torres@fresno.edu
(559) 453 - 5570