Oakland Center, Room 49
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4454
(248) 370-2400

Commuter Connection

Welcome to the Commuter Connection — a useful resource guide for students living off campus.  

Carpooling and Public Transportation 
Need a ride?  Willing to give a ride?  Want to save on gas?  There are many opportunities for carpooling on a daily basis and for weekend trips.  There is public transportation available to and from our campus. Located, outside of the CSA office is a Commuter Connection Board with tips for commuters, and a place to post and find rides. You can also use one of the links below to obtain carpool connections that are available in the area. 
School Closings
Snow day? Call (248) 370-2000 for an automated message that's updated whenever classes are canceled. Visit the  Emergency Preparedness website to sign up for text message alerts and more information on school closings.
Study Spots
  • Computer labs (All over campus)
  • Elliot Labs
  • Kresge Library
  • Oakland Center
  • Rec Center
Campus Eats
Commuters can also purchase a meal plan!
  • Atrium Café (Human Health Building)
  • Café O’ Bears (OC)
  • Einstein Bagels (Engineering Building)
  • OutTakes Café (Pawley Hall)
  • Peet's Coffee (Kresge Library)
  • Pioneer Food Court (OC)
  • Starbucks Coffee (Elliot Hall)
  • Vandenberg Cafeteria (VBH) 
  • Vending machines
Get Involved
Getting involved with a student organization is the best way to meet new faces on campus! We have around 300 student organizations on campus, so there's something for everyone. Already have a great idea for a student organization that doesn't exist? Start a new one!
Campus Transportation 
Access Spending Money
  • ATM machines are in the Campus Recreation Center, Kresge Library, Oakland Center, and Vandenberg Hall
  • Set up a SpiritCash account in the ID Card Office, 112 Oakland Center
Locker Rentals
  • Rent a locker in the Oakland Center for $5 for fall and winter semesters with a $5 refundable deposit. To rent a locker, contact the Center for Student Activities. 
  • Lose something? Check with OUPD's lost and found.