Who are commuters?
Commuter students are all students who live off-campus. This includes
undergraduate commuters, graduate students, non-traditional students,
students with children, and transfer students. Saint Martin's and the
Office of Campus Life recognize the unique needs of commuter students
and have implemented facilities, programs, and resources to make the
campus your home away from home.
Services and resources
The ASSMU Senator of Commuter Students and a group of commuter
students regularly meet regularly and update the
CAB Facebook Page with information about events on campus and
other insider tips!
- The Trautman Union Building (TUB)
The TUB is a place where commuting students can relax and
study or be active and socialize with friends. Equipped with
a microwave, the TUB provides students many spaces to eat
their lunch, study, and socialize with other students.
- Campus Ministry lounge, Old Main 201
A perfect escape, complete with refreshments. Stop by and
grab a cup of coffee, a bottle of water, or a soda pop or
stay awhile and relax.
First Wednesday of each month in the Trautman Union Building from
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. We provide the breakfast and lunch and you meet other
Intercity Transit is the public transportation provider for
Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Yelm. All SMU undergrads can use their
student ID card to ride local routes free of charge! Check out their
website for more information on routes, schedules, and fares.
Do you have children or younger siblings (age 12 and under)? Campus Life
hosts parties for Halloween, Christmas and an Easter Egg Hunt each year.
At the beginning of each semester, lockers located in the TUB are
available to rent.
To find out more information or request a locker
contract the Office of Campus Life at 360-438-4299.
Explore your Meal plans and
dining options to find out how to make dining on campus
Make sure to keep any eye out on discount tickets available at the
Concierge Desk in the TUB. $5 Regal movie tickets, and local sporting events
and concert tickets are available during the academic year.
These programs are scheduled during the day for those commuters who
cannot attend our evening programs.
Saint Martin's University provides free parking within walking
distance of campus facilities for students, staff, faculty, visitors and
vendors. The university issues parking permits
for using its lots to accommodate vehicles driven to campus.
To obtain a
permit bring proof of insurance and your license plate number to the
Office of Public Safety, located in Old Main 251.