Services & Information
Commuter students have access to all campus services such as counseling, tutoring, swimming pool, Griffin's Cove's, etc. and are encouraged to participate in campus organizations and activities.
SHU class cancelation notices may be sent to active student, faculty and employees through the University's Campus Alert messaging service. University constituents must self-register to receive this emergency message service using the "alert" button near the top of the SHU website's home page. Messages can be sent via email or text message. Recipient costs are limited to standard text messaging charges from your cellular phone provider. University messages sent by this service are limited to special campus alerts.
Students can also call the School Cancellation Number at (724) 830-1000 for a listing of cancelled classes for the day. Announcements will be also be made on the radio and television stations, KDKA Pittsburgh and WTAE Pittsburgh. A list of class cancellations due to faculty members' illness or absence may also be found on the Academic Affairs bulletin board located on 2nd Maura. Individual class cancellation notices are also posted on classroom doors.
Individual class cancellations, due to instructor's emergency or health, are posted on the Academic Affairs bulletin board (2nd floor Maura) and at the door of the classroom. Most instructors also suggest that students check GriffinGate, the course management system to see if there are any communication updates since the last class meeting.
For further information about commuter life please contact Ms. Jamie Steel at: (724) 830-1076 (Ext. 1076) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second floor Maura Lounges are popular areas with both commuters and residents, especially for between class breaks. Work areas, vending machines, a microwave, televisions, refrigerator, stereo, computers and phones are available. Sullivan Hall also has a comfortable lounge area for studying or relaxing.
Lockers are located in the first Maura corridor and the rear Maura lounge. They are available on a first-come basis, and there is no charge for their use. Lockers must be vacated at the end of the academic year. The Activities and Commuter Life Office handles the assignments.
All students may choose to request a campus mailbox. Resident students must have a mailbox assignment, and commuters are encouraged to do so. Requests for a Commuter Locker can be made in the Office of Activities and Commuter Life, Maura 223.
Commuting students are welcome to dine in either Lowe Dining Hall or Griffin's Cove. Cash can be paid at the door, however students may find that purchasing a meal plan provides a more affordable and convenient option. Students interested in a meal plan should visit the Aramark Services offices located in the rear of the cafeteria behind the grey swinging doors to the kitchen.
Commuter students are encouraged to participate in student government; they have proportionate representation in the Senate. Copies of the SHGA handbook are available outside the SHGA office, Lowe 113.