Commuter FAQ

What resources do commuters and off-campus students have for help outside the classroom?

All commuter and off-campus students have full access to the Kissinger Academic Center for Excellence. The KACE serves the student body by offering free educational services for every course and major! Join a study group or work one-on-one to prepare for big exams, perfect a paper, or work through regular assignments. Located inside Nicholson library, the staff at the KACE is ready to walk with you every step of the way!

Contact Lesa Smith by phone (765) 641-4225 or email.

What about spiritual life for commuters and off-campus students?

All commuters students are invited to engage in the Christ-centered community here at Anderson University! Together we will dive into 3 questions that target spiritual transformation: Who is God?, Who am I?, and How do we live? In addition to weekly chapel, commuters can connect through focus groups specifically designed for first-year students, or small groups for upperclassmen. Groups meet weekly on or off campus in a variety of settings to discuss the challenges of college, discover scripture in new ways, and create lasting connections through Christ. All information about how to sign up for these groups is sent out through Spiritual Life staff periodically across the year.

Are commuters and off-campus students required to attend chapel?

Christian discovery is one of the key elements and distinctive factors at Anderson University! For this reason, all undergraduate students are asked to attend 18 chapels per semester. The Division of Student Life does consider outside factors which have the potential to hinder chapel attendance. Students wishing to be considered must complete an exemption consideration form at the beginning of each semester and will be contacted regarding the status of their application.

Can commuters and off-campus students use the counseling services?

Yes! Counseling services are offered free to all undergraduate students at Anderson University! Students may gain a variety of benefits from attending counseling and will be in the hands of trained, Christ-centered, and trustworthy professionals.

What about parking for commuters and off-campus students?

There is plenty of parking available to commuters across the campus! Parking passes can be purchased online. You can also visit the Police and Security office in the basement of Hardacre Hall.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.