A warm and welcoming community, GMercyU will quickly feel like your home away from home. Here’s how to make the most of your GMercyU experience as a commuter.
You become so close with the people here. I thought as a commuter I might not have those strong connections with my professors and other students but we developed such a close-knit community.
–Abigail Friel ’18, Biology
Where to Meet Fellow Griffins
Beyond the classroom, getting involved is the best way to make lifelong friendships at GMercyU. Here are a few popular ways to do just that.
Clubs & Organizations — Don't be afraid to get involved! Our numerous clubs and organizations are designed to fit into your schedule wether you are a commuter or resident.
Athletics — Show your Griffin Pride by supporting one of our 17 DIII teams!
Community Service — Service is at the heart of the Mercy experience that GMercyU offers. Explore your options!
Intramurals and Recreation — Not part of a sports team but still want to stay involved? Join one of our intramural sports or take advantage of our recreation facilities located in The Griffin Complex.
Leadership Programs — Want to be a leader? Grow your leadership skills by joining one our our Leadership Programs.
Commuter Tip: Mark your calendars for New Student Orientation! Don't miss the opportunityt o get to know your fellow Griffins during the first event of your college journey.
What's Happening on Campus
Find event listings for movie nights, guest speakers, club events, local outings, and much, much more all on Griffin Engage!
Mark your calendar ahead of time for our highly anticipated campus-wide, annual traditions like Fall Fest, Griffin Madness, the Christmas Tree-Lighting, and more.
See our athletic schedule for home games to cheer on Griffin Nation!
Commuter Tip: Follow @GMercyU on Instagram! We’ll remind you of fun upcoming events each week in our Instagram Stories.
Where to Study Between Classes
Looking for a quiet place to sit and study between classes? The following locations are the perfect setting to kick back, relax, and study.
- Computer Labs
- Keiss Library
- University Hall
- Maguire Hall
- Residence Hall Lounges
- Rotelle Lounge
- Outdoor Hammocks and Adirondack Chairs (on nice days!)
- Waldron Lounge, 2nd floor
Commuter Tip: These locations are a great way to meet new and friendly faces.
Where to Hang Out Between Classes
Need a break from studying? Grab your friends, share some laughs, and make memories at any of the following spots located on campus.
- Genuardi Pavillion
- The Griffin Complex
- Late Night Lounge
- Residence Halls
- University Hall Café/lobby
- Waldron Center
- 160+ acres of serene landscape
Commuter Tip: You can also work out in the weight room and cardio room in The Griffin Complex!
Your Dining Options
Want to grab a bite before or after class? Stop by any of the following to satisfy your craving!
- Waldron Café
- University Hall Café
In a rush? Mobile ordering makes it easy to order, pay ahead, and pick up to go! Learn more about Dining Services here, including Commuter Meal Plans.
Commuter Tip: Prefer to grab a bit on the way to campus? GMercyU is surrounded by a plethora of food establishments that are just minutes from campus.
Parking Costs and Details
Commuters are welcome to utilize Lots C, D, F, H, and P (see campus map here). The annual parking fee for commuters can be found on our Tuition page.
Commuter Tip: Lots C and D are close to class while Lots F and H are located next to The Griffin Complex. Lot H is also located closest to the Residence Halls. Lot P will place you close to Maguire Hall and the intramural sports fields.
More Commuter Resources
Campbell Solution Center (Billing, Financial Aid, Registration, Parking, Meal Plans)
Omnilert (Emergency notification)
Health + Wellness Center
Student Accessibility Services
Student Billing/Bursar's Office
The Mercy Center