Commuter Life

Indiana State University... your home away from home!

Who is a commuter student? Indiana State University defines a commuter student as one who does not live in a residence hall on campus.

Commuter students comprise roughly 60% of the entire student population at Indiana State University! Whether you live in Terre Haute or a nearby town, at home with your parents or in an apartment just down the street, Commuter Life offers a variety of programs and services to help you connect with the Indiana State University community.

Live-On Requirement: University Housing Policy states that first-year students (with less than 32 earned academic hours) are required to live in University Residence Halls. The Residential Life Office allows  exemptions for students to live and commute from their parent or legal guardian's home (within a 60-mile radius of campus). Exemptions must be requested through the student portal. From your MyISU portal, select the YourSpot: Housing Portal badge, then select "Apply" and select the term you are requesting.  In the Housing Intent page select Apply for Exemption and follow the prompts on the pages.

Upcoming Dates and Events
  • Commuter Connections

    • Sunday, August 16 | 5:00p.m. | via Zoom

  • Commuter Challenge
    • Wednesday, August 19 | 1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. | HMSU, Commuter Lounge (or find us via Zoom)
    • Thursday, August 27 | 12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. | Dede Plaza, Foutain; Rain Location: HMSU, Campus Life Office (or find us via Zoom)
    • Tuesday, September 1 | 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. | (find us via Zoom with the Mentoring Center)
    • Thursday, September 10 | 12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. | Career Center
    • Wednesday, September 16 | 9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. | Arena, Interior Patio space
  • Commuter Appreciation Week | August 31 - September 4
    • Good Morning, Commuters! |  August 31 | 8:30a.m - 10:30a.m | near lots G&R
    • Commuter Challenge | September 1 | 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. | (Online with the Mentoring Center)
    • Surviving Adulting | September 2 | 10:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | (online, register now for the Zoom session)
    • Good Morning, Commuters! | September 3 | 9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. | near lots Q,M, & A
    • Good Morning, Commuters! | September 4 | 8:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. | Dede Plaza, Fountain
Commuter Student Spotlight
  • Do you know an outstanding commuter student? Nominate them or yourself for the Commuter Student Spotlight!
  • Email the Commuter Coordinator, John Gettemeyer, to submit your nominations: ISU-Commuter@indstate.edu