Commuter Tips

Making the commute to class each day can be challenging, but here are some tips to navigate your way!
  • Always check the weather the night before. Here in Indiana, we have 4 seasons – sometimes all in the same day! Make sure to dress appropriately and always keep a change of clothes packed in your car in case of unexpected weather or late night study sessions!
  • Keep emergency money with you at all times. You never know what scenarios might come up, and having some emergency cash can help you order that late night pizza or fill up your gas tank!
    Always be prepared for bad weather conditions. Some key things to have on hand: an ice scraper, a shovel, candles & matches, car charger, blanket & pillow, change of clothes, travel-size hygiene items (soap, toothbrush, etc..), non-perishable snacks, flashlight, fix a flat, etc.
  • Map out different commuting plans. Construction, wrecks, and bad weather can come up at any time! Have a couple different routes planned just in case!
  • Not sure how long you should give yourself to travel? One great rule of thumb to follow is to double your travel time. For example, if you have a 30-minute drive, leave home one hour before class begins. This way you will always have plenty of time to find parking, walk to class, or even stop for coffee!
  • Create different commuting playlists to make your commute more enjoyable! Even better- check out an interesting podcast or audiobook to keep yourself engaged during long drives!
  • When you commute to campus, it can sometimes take a little extra effort to feel connected.

    How to connect with services for commuters:

    • Text @ac76c4 to 810-10 for texting updates and encouragement! (Standard messaging rates apply)
    • Follow us on Twitter: @AUCommuters (Raven Commuters)
    • Stop by the Commuter Office to hang out!
    • Decker 206A (Division of Student Life), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.