More than 100 of Lakeland University’s traditional students drive to and from campus each day to attend class. Without the personal interactions residential life often naturally foster, it’s not always easy for LU’s commuter students to connect to the campus culture.
LU’s Commuter Club is a monthly gathering of those students who live off campus. Last week, See Thao, a Lakeland success and engagement coach, led the first Commuter Club meeting of the academic year. The turnout was fantastic, as more than two dozen engaged students gathered for lunch and conversation.
“The purpose of the commuter club is to help those students feel like they are part of the on-campus community here at Lakeland,” Thao said. “We want them to feel like this is their university as well, not just a place to drive to and from each day to attend classes.”
Thao said future LU Commuter Club get-togethers could include potluck meals and possibly even a “family night.”
If you’re a commuter student interested in the Commuter Club, contact Thao at .