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Commuter and Off-Campus Students FAQ

 

Approximately 70% of Edinboro's undergraduate population are commuter and off-campus students.  With such a large number of students traveling to and from main campus as well as the Erie and Meadville locations, there are many questions that are relevant to the commuting student - answers to which appear below.

How does the University notify students of emergency or weather alerts?

What does a two-hour delay mean?

What if I am not able to get home from main campus?  Is there a place I can stay?

How should I prepare my car for winter weather?

Does the University make recommendations for off-campus housing?

What if I decide to move on campus?

Does the University have a shuttle service?

If I ride the shuttle to main campus, is there a place where I can store my personal belongings?

How can I get a parking permit to park on main campus?

Where can I park on campus?

Where can I eat on campus?

Where can I study on campus?

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How does the University notify students of emergency or weather alerts?

The University uses a variety of methods to notify students of emergency or weather alerts such as TV, radio, website, e-mail, and the e2Campus notification system.  To learn more about the e2Campus notification system or to register, visit this link: e2Campus

What does a two-hour delay mean?

If the University is on a two-hour delay, that means classes before 10:00 a.m. are cancelled.  For example, an 8:00 a.m. class does not begin at 10:00 a.m. and a 9:00 a.m. class does not begin at 11:00 a.m.  Only classes beginning at 10:00 a.m. or later are in session (i.e. you do not have to attend a 9:30-10:45 a.m. class at 10:00 a.m.).  The rare expection to this is for classes that span multiple class periods (i.e. a class that is from 9:00-11:00 a.m.).  If a class is scheduled through more than one "normal" class period, you should attend that class beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Delays are for all Edinboro campuses unless otherwise specified.
For more information on class delay and cancellation, please see this link: Procedures for Class Delay and Cancellation

What if I am not able to get home from main campus?  Is there a place I can stay?

When the best laid plans go awry and you find that you are "stuck" on main campus, the Residence Life and Housing Office offers emergency housing to students at a nominal rate.  Commuter students are encouraged to keep a sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, any essential medication and a change of clothes in their vehicle - just in case.  If you find that you must stay on campus, please contact the Residence Life and Housing Office at (814) 732-2818 during regular business hours, or the University Police at (814) 732-2921 after regular business hours.

How should I prepare my car for winter weather?

Edinboro sits just 20 miles from Lake Erie and lies in a valley in the heart of the snow belt.  The area is prone to sudden and heavy snow falls.  Knowing that conditions may change quickly, planning ahead will save you time, money, and inconvenience on difficult winter days.  Visit the Federal Emergency Management website for tips on preparing your car for winter weather: FEMA

Does the University make recommendations for off-campus housing?

While the University does not make recommendations for off-campus housing, it is strongly suggested that students contact Mr. John Groh, Edinboro Borough's Code Enforcement Officer at jgroh@edinboro.net or by calling (814) 734-1812, ext. 130.

What if I decide to move on campus?

If you would like to move on campus or would like more information about on-campus housing, you can contact the Residence Life and Housing Office at the information below:
150 Perry Lane - Lawrence Towers
Edinboro University
Edinboro, PA 16444
(p) (814) 732-2818
(f) (814) 732-2314
boroliving@edinboro.edu
 
Or visit them on the web at the following link: Boro Living

Does the University have a shuttle service?

The Edinboro Express is Edinboro University's on-campus shuttle system provided by the "e" LIFT.  The Edinboro Express operates during fall, spring and winter semesters while classes are in session.  There are three different shuttles running on campus throughout the day.  In addition to on-campus service, the Edinboro Express also services the Edinboro branch campuses at Meadville's Buba Center, and at the Porreco Center in Erie.  Students can also utilize the Edinboro Express to go off campus to Walmart and the Millcreek Mall.  All students may ride the Edinboro Express or any of the "e" routes by showing their university-issued ID card.  For an Edinboro Express schedule click here: The Edinboro Express

If I ride the shuttle to main campus, is there a place where I can store my personal belongings?

The University does have reservable and non-reservable lockers located in the Frank G. Pogue Fitness Center.  For more information, click here: Lockers

How can I get a parking permit to park on main campus?

To park on main campus, you may register up to two vehicles with the University Police.  Simply register your vehicle online at this link: Vehicle registration form  Once you've completed the form, take your registration, driver's license and Edinboro ID picture card to the Police Department to receive your parking decals.

Where can I park on campus?

Commuters can park in any parking lot on on main campus designated with a blue C.  Parking at the Porreco and Buba locations is open to all, and does not require a parking decal.  Visit this link for a list of all commuter parking lots on main campus: Parking map

Where can I eat on campus?

The University has several places on main campus to eat.  For a map of locations, a list of hours, menus, and commuter meal plans, visit this link: Dine on campus

Where can I study on campus?

Edinboro University has several study lounges throughout class buildings, the student center and the library - including a commuter lounge in Van Houten Dining Hall and a 24/7 study lounge at the entrance to the Baron-Forness Library.

Additional Links

Adult Student Services
Baron-Forness Library
Campus Police
Dining Services
Residence Life and Housing