Commuter Students

Even though you don’t live on campus, we want to help you find a home here.

Students living off campus, both inside and outside the Lincoln community, are considered commuter students. We realize you have a unique set of challenges that students living on campus may not encounter. This information is meant to be a resource to help you feel at home here.

Students living off-campus with family members, both inside and outside the Lincoln community, are considered commuter students.

We realize you have a unique set of challenges that a traditional student may not encounter. This information is meant to be a resource to help you familiarize yourself with campus.

Biking to Campus

If you ride your bike to campus, please review the Lincoln and UNL Bicycle Policies. You can register your bike with the UNL Police Department for free.

Locate bike racks on campus

Parking

All students parking on university property must purchase a permit or park in a metered area.

More information about parking options
More information about purchasing a permit

Public Transportation

A UNL/StarTran bus pass is issued and provided at no cost to all UNL students from Parking and Transit Services. You can use this pass on intercampus routes and other routes in Lincoln.

Learn more at Bus Rider’s User Guide

Campus offers many places to do homework between classes—check them out to find one that best fits your study style.


Libraries

UNL libraries offer a variety of quiet study spaces and study rooms for group projects.


Nebraska Unions

For a more social environment with background noise and a variety of food options, you might like to find a spot at the Nebraska Unions.

City Campus
East Campus

Outdoors

On a nice day, many places outside provide a pleasant study environment surrounded by art and nature. A few ideas:

Green space west of Selleck Quadrangle
Sculpture garden west of Sheldon Museum of Art
Tables north of Love Library North/Adele Hall Learning Commons

Homework Help

Many colleges and departments have study areas and offer tutoring—check with your academic adviser about these options. Other options:

Study Stops
Writing Center

If you have some extra time during classes or want to meet other students with similar interests, here are some ways to get involved on campus:


Campus Recreation

Join an intramural team
Take a fitness class
Visit the Outdoor Adventures Center

Student Involvement

Join a student organization—Search for an organization by keyword here
Check out a calendar of upcoming events

Events

Learn more about student organizations and opportunities to get involved on campus at these events:

Big Red Welcome Street Festival
Club Fair