Commuter Assistants

Commuter Assistants are high-impact student leaders who provide mentorship, leadership, and programming opportunities for first-year commuter students. Commuter Assistants specialize in helping off-campus students transition to collegiate academics and find a niche on campus, as well as creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for all commuters. Commuter Assistants are experienced students who work with commuters in individual and group settings to connect them to other students, the campus, and any needed resources.  All first-year students who live off campus are assigned to a Commuter Assistant.

Commuter Assistant 2016-2017 Staff Mission Statement

The Commuter Assistants of 2016-2017 pledge to help first-year commuter students find and develop their own sense of belonging by providing mentorship and guidance through communication, interactive programming, and consistency in all our efforts.

Apply to be a 2017-2018 Commuter Assistant!

Are you interested in being a peer leader and making a difference in the lives of first-year commuter students?  Apply to be a Commuter Assistant!  You will have the opportunity to provide mentorship, guidance, and educational programming to commuter students throughout their transition to college. 

Application requirements:

  • Completed application, including short-answer questions, listed below
  • 30-minute interview with staff in the Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement
  • Resume (bring to the interview)
  • 1 letter of recommendation, signed and sealed by the recommender (bring to the interview)
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA and no outstanding conduct violations through the Dean of Students Office / UMPD

CA applicants are also required to attend a mandatory, 30-minute information session, held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 3:30pm-4:00pm (Student Center, Vista Room)
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 12:00pm-12:30pm (Student Center, Vista Room)
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2107, from 4:00pm-4:30pm (Student Center, Executive Conference Room)
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 5:3opm-6:00pm (Student Center, Vista Room)

Applications are due Friday, March 24, 2017, at 5:00pm.  Please direct any questions to or 305-284-5646. 

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