Welcome to your home away from home!
Commuter students are all students
who live off-campus. This includes undergraduate commuters, graduate
students, non-traditional students, students with children, and transfer
But just because you don't live here, doesn't mean
SMU isn't home. So we want to be sure you know all of the services and
resources available for you!
Services and resources
- The Trautman Union Building
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
- 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
Counseling services, Old Main 203
A supportive place for faculty, staff, and students.
Commuter Advisory Board (CAB)
The ASSMU Senator of Commuter Students along with a number
of other active commuter students regularly update at
with lots of information about ASSMU, events on campus and 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.
At the beginning of each semester lockers located in the TUB
are available to rent. To find our more information or request a locker
contract the Office of Campus Life.
Explore your dining options and purchasing Saint's Cash to make
dining on campus as easy as possible.
Parking permits, Old
Saint Martin's University provides free parking within walking
distance of campus facilities for students, staff, faculty, visitors and
vendors. The university issues 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.
The Office of Campus Life is committed to serving the needs of
the commuter student and strives to provide events and programming
that accommodate their distinct preferences. Join us for the following
Commuter student lunches - First Wednesday of each
month in the Trautman Union Building from 11:30am-1:00pm. We provide
the lunch and you meet other commuters.
Movie and event tickets - 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.
Kid's Club holiday parties - 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.