Commuter Appreciation Days (Monthly)

The Commuter Student Resource Center (CSRC) aims to celebrate the commitment UIC off-campus students makes to their education. One day each month, CSRC staff will host on-campus events that can include community-building activities and prizes. Please see the dates for our upcoming Commuter Appreciation Days below. More details on what you can expect at each Commuter Appreciation Day will be provided here as the date approaches.

September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – All Day – Various activities through campus. UIC loves commuters! Once each month, we host various activities throughout campus to celebrate the commitment of commuting students. Freebies, activities, and more.

  • Commuter Pit Stop
    ALL Day – UIC Bookstore (SCE)
    Visit the lower level of the UIC bookstore and get a free coffee or hot chocolate
  • S’Mores on the Quad
    11AM-1PM – LC Quad
    While Supplies Last. Gelatin-Free Organic Marshmallow Fluff available.
  • 3-South Open House
    1PM-3PM – SCE 3 South (take elevator/stairs near SCE Halsted Entrance)
    Learn more about involvement opportunities at UIC by visiting the 3rd floor. Stop by the Center for Student Involvement and Student Leadership and Civic Engagement in 3-South.
  • DIY Lunch Bag Tote
    2:30PM-4:30PM – Commuter Student Resource Center (SCE Suite 245)
    Customize your own canvas lunch tote! While supplies last.

Commuter Connect

Every few weeks, the CSRC team will host a community-building event in the center and around campus. Each event is centered around a specific activity, providing a chance for students to connect and decompress. Please see the dates for our upcoming UIC Connect events below. More details on the activities that will be featured in these programs will be provided here as the dates approach.

Commuter Connect: DIY Home Decor
Monday, September 9, 2019
12PM-2PM – Commuter Student Resource Center, MPR
There’s no place like home! Or your car! Or your locker! Join us for our first Commuter Connect event of the semester and create your own canvas, pin, and string work of art!

Commuter Connect: Dandiya Craft and Garba
Join us for our next Commuter Connect event! Make your own Dandiya sticks (decorative sticks used in Garba dance), practice some key Garba dance steps and learn more about Navaratri – the Nine Night Festival.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Commuter Student Resource Center, Multipurpose Room

Commuter Connect: Halloween
We are still planning this creepy event. Join us for our Halloween-themed Commuter Connect event. Details to come but please save this date!
Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Commuter Meet-Ups

Don’t go it alone! Throughout the spring semester, the CSRC team organize 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.”

Northwest Suburbs – On-Campus Meet-Up
Do you live in the northwest suburbs of Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Skokie, Rosemont, or Niles? You’re in good company. Enjoy snacks, play board games, and connect with students from your area at our on-campus meet-up!

Thurs. October 3, 2019
Commuter Student Resource Center, Multipurpose Room

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 each week of the fall and spring semesters. Made by students for students.

Interested in joining the Commuter Pulse Podcast team? Let us know! Contact Associate Director Kristina Garcia and 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 or Sound Cloud. Direct links are available below:

Apple Podcast: