Specifically for students who commute
Students who commute to Point Park’s campus in Downtown Pittsburgh approach school differently than students who live on campus — from arranging for transportation (bus, car, carpool, bike, walk) and parking to needing a locker, knowing where to eat and finding a place to relax before, after or between classes.
The Office of Commuter Affairs helps commuting students navigate their daily school life.
Basically, any student not living in a Point Park residence hall is considered a commuter student, whether you are a:
- traditional-age student living at home or off campus (not living in an on-campus residence hall)
- adult learner living off campus
- graduate student
Getting to and being on campus
If you’re commuting to classes at Point Park, you'll need to know the options for getting to campus and the University services and resources available once you're here. Get started with the information below:
- information about Port Authority buses (Allegheny County transportation) and fares
- deals on nearby parking
- Point Park shuttles
- access to lockers, so you don’t have to lug everything around
- a lounge to spend your downtime before, between or after class(es) (with refrigerator and microwave)
- commuter meal plan options, so you can eat on campus (accessible, cost-effective and delicious)
- links to University resources
Figure out how much it costs
Regardless of where you live — off campus, on campus, at home — it's a good idea to know the costs. Check out CashCourse's interactive calculators to help you make informed financial decisions throughout your college years (and into your professional life). You'll find useful articles and calculators that can help you to
- compare and understand the costs associated with living on campus, off campus or at home
- figure out how to itemize your living expenses
- learn how to eat on a budget
Living on campus
If you're a full-time undergraduate student, consider living on campus. Did you know that Point Park has five different residence halls and more than 1,000 students living on campus? And freshmen can also choose to live on a floor with other students who share similar interests.