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.

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. Additional resources are available in the Learning Commons, located on the first level of the Alumnae Library.

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 purchase a meal plan. Click here for commuter meal plan options. Visit the cash register in the dining hall to sign up for your meal plan.

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.

Career Advisors

The Career Center provides resources and programs to support your career exploration.  Assistance may include: finding internships; looking for part-time and full-time employment; preparing for graduate school; internship sites, to future professional employment opportunities. The center director can help you identify and clarify your short- and long-term goals, qualities, skills, knowledge, talents, and abilities, and guide you in applying these qualifications in hands-on learning experiences. Individual appointments can be arranged by contacting Phyllis Williams-Thompson, director of career development, at 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.