Commuter Resources

Commuter Resources

Our full-time commuter students are an integral part of the Elms College community and have all the same services and support available as full-time resident students.

Student Identification Card

The Elms College student ID card is issued through the Office of Student Affairs, located on the first floor of the Mary Dooley College Center. The office can also provide information about where you can receive discounts at area attractions with your student ID.

Library Card

Once you have your student ID card, the library will issue you a bar code sticker to be placed on the back of your card. You will need this bar code in order to take advantage of the many services offered at our library, and at the libraries at other area colleges. Contact the library staff to set up a tour and learn about services available at the Alumnae Library.

Computer Labs

There are computer labs on campus that are available to all Elms College students. You will need your student ID card to use one of these labs. The labs are located on the first floor of the Mary Dooley College Center, in rooms 203 and 209 of Berchmans Hall, and the lower level of Alumnae Library.

E-mail Address

You will need to sign up for an account through the Information Services office, which can be reached at extension 3390. The information services staff can also tell you how to check your account from work or home.

Academic Advisors

If you are matriculating in a specific academic program, you will be assigned an advisor in your department of study. If you are undecided, you can receive advising from the Office of Academic Affairs, located on the first floor in Berchmans Hall, at phone extension 2222.

Academic Resource Center

Tutors are available to assist you with any academic subject area, study skills, test anxiety, and writing skills. The hours of the center are posted on the door, and you can contact the center's director, Sr. Ann Daly, at extension 2376.

Meal Plan

Aramark, our food service vendor, provides all students with the opportunity to set up a Blazer Dollars account, used to purchase food items in the dining hall or the snack bar. Every time you use the Blazer Dollar system, money will be deducted from your account, so you do not need to carry cash. Besides that convenience, you will receive a small discount toward the purchase of your food when you open an account. To purchase Blazer Dollars, simply stop by the cashier station in the cafeteria during business hours.

There are also vending machines available in the Mary Dooley College Center, the Maguire Center, and Berchmans Hall.

Storage Lockers

Lockers are located in the basement of the Mary Dooley College Center. Students must provide their own locks.

Required 30-hour Community Service Project

The Office of Campus Ministry can assist full- and part-time undergraduate students in identifying a community service site, or supporting an ongoing community service project. Drop by the office to learn more about alternative winter or spring breaks, annual service projects, and other volunteer opportunities. The campus minister can be reached at extension 2289 or 413-265-2289, or at

Career Advisors

The staff at the Career and Experiential Learning Center can help students identify internship sites, additional community service locations, summer employment opportunities, and future professional employment opportunities. The center director can help students identify and clarify their short- and long-term goals, qualities, skills, knowledge, talents, and abilities, and explain how to apply these qualifications in hands-on learning experiences. Individual appointments can be arranged by contacting, or calling extension 2272 or 413-265-2272.

Commuter Council

The commuter council was formed by commuter students to provide them with a forum for addressing issues relevant to their unique concerns. All commuters are encouraged to participate in the commuter council, which can provide networking opportunities and a sense of belonging to the greater campus community.

Contact Us

Dean of Students Office
Trudy Laramee
Administrative Assistant

(413) 265-2210