Commuter and Off-Campus Life

The Commuter Student Resource Center (CSRC) will continue its mission of providing a required to wear a mask, practice physical distancing as well as swipe their i-Card upon arrival.

The main lounge space, the multipurpose room, and the designated quiet room will all be available with reduced seating that is spaced to promote physical distancing guidelines.

Email and phones will continue to be monitored.

Questions about programming this semester?

Email us at or call 312-413-7440.

Commuter Appreciation Day

Save the dates!

Commuter Appreciation Days are selected once a month to celebrate the commitment commuters make to coming to campus every day. Play games and crafts, get free food, and some swag!

We will be celebrating commuters on the following dates:

  • October 20th, 2021
      • Spooky Treats (All Day while supplies last) – CSRC Front Desk
        • Stop by the CSRC front desk for an early Halloween treat from your friends at the CSRC! Have a safe Halloween!
      • Virtual Game Hour (12:00-1:00PM)
        • Play some games with us to win a gift card from the UIC bookstore! (Join Zoom at
      • Bracelet Making (1:00-3:00PM)
        • Stop by the CSRC MPR lounge to make some bracelets and jewelry with us!
  • November 18th, 2021

Monitor your emails and our newsletter for more details to come.

#Adulting 101

Need assistance with your FAFSA and or Alternative Application?

Please join us for a FREE FAFSA workshop! All participants will be entered in a raffle to win a UIC bookstore Gift Card.

October 5, 2021 12:00-2:00 pm

Commuter Student Resource Center Suite 245
Quiet Room

Documents that may be needed:
FSA ID Login
Federal Income Tax Returns/ W2 Forms
Financial Account Statements (Bank Account Statements)
Social Security Number (SSN)/ Alien Registration Number

Commuter Connect Events

Celebrate the Fall Season With Us!

September 29th, 2021


The Commuter Student Resource Center, Multipurpose Room, Suite #244

Join us for a “DIY paint a mini-tote bag”, hot chocolate and tea station, Twilight Watch Party, and goodie bag giveaway!

Spooky Event 

October 29th, 2021 

Details to TBD

Commuter Meet-Ups

Don’t go it alone! Throughout the Fall semester, the CSRC team organizes meet-ups to events taking place on and around campus. A CSRC student worker will set times, dates, and locations for upcoming events. Please check back to this page to learn more about which on-campus events will be selected as a “Commuter Meet-Up.”

Meet-Ups are a great way to connect with other commuting students and attend an on-campus event (with us!). Please see an overview of some of our meet-ups scheduled for the first few weeks of classes.

For all of these events, groups will meet at the Commuter Student Resource Center (CSRC) (Student Center East Suite 245) front desk and leave for the event from there.

The Fingerprint Project

A general resource guide for commuter students navigating around UIC and other Chicago areas. Get information on Technology Resources, Covid-19 Updates, Online Organization Tools, Food pantries, Economic Support, and Mental Health Resources.

Click the link below:

The FingerPrint Project

Subscribe to the Commuter Pulse Podcast

The UIC Commuter Pulse is a podcast dedicated to exploring the lives of commuting students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. New interviews, guided tours, and guests are available throughout the fall and spring semesters. Made by students for students.

Interested in joining the Commuter Pulse Podcast team? Let us know! Contact us at to learn more about how you can get involved. From recording, editing, episode design and more – there are a variety of ways for you to lend your talents to the podcast.

How to Access the Commuter Pulse Podcast

You can access the Commuter Pulse Podcast via iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Direct links are available below:

Apple Podcast: