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Commuting to Fisher

Commuter Council

The Commuter Council is an organization that serves as an advocate for commuter students. In past years, this group has organized social activities on campus and in the Rochester community including trips to Spot Coffee, bowling events, movie nights, and campus-wide commuter appreciation events.

If you have any questions, or are looking to get involved with Commuter Council, contact

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter Meal Plans are available to make your life easier. Select from a number of plans to suit your campus lifestyle.

Learn more about meal plan options.

Parking and Traffic Regulations

All commuter vehicles must be registered with the Office of Safety and Security located in the Haffey Hall lobby. The cost of a commuter parking permit is $100.00 per vehicle per year and must be displayed in your vehicle.

Commuter students may park in Lots A, C, F, I, S (formerly known as Park & Ride), and Z.

For more information on registering your vehicle, visit the Parking Information page.

Map of Commuter Parking Locations

I.D. Cards

Identification cards are issued by the Office of Safety and Security. Photos should be emailed to: (no hats, masks, or sunglasses). Students can pick up their I.D. cards at new student orientation. Once the semester begins, I.D. cards may be used for after-hours access to the Kearney computer lab and for Cardinal Cash (declining balance) in the bookstore. In addition, meal plans are "banked" on student I.D. cards; students not participating in a meal plan may establish a declining balance on their I.D. card to pay for any dining services. I.D. cards must be carried at all times. There is a $10 fee to replace lost I.D. cards.

The Cardinal Shop (University Bookstore)

The bookstore will be at a temporary location beginning in summer 2023. The store offers new and used prescribed textbooks and materials for all courses, supplementary reading materials, and a book buy-back service. The bookstore also offers a full line of supplies, such as toiletries, stationery, gifts, greeting cards, clothing, and software at academic pricing.

Bookstore Hours

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Additional hours at the beginning of each semester will be posted.

The Donald E. Bain Campus Center

The Donald E. Bain Campus Center serves as the hub and central gathering place for student activity on campus. The first floor contains the newly renovated Tepas Commons, the Ward-Haffey Dining hall, Campus Ministry, and a communal work and gathering space for student clubs and organizations called The Nest. The Nest contains offices for the Student Government Association, the Student Activities Board, Commuter Council, Residence Hall Association, and other campus organizations.

The second floor of the Campus Center houses the Offices of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Residential Life, Student Engagement and Leadership, Title IX, and Student Conduct, as well as meeting and workspace for students.

The Campus Center is open 24/7.