Saint Louis University

Commuter Student FAQs

  1. If I have a question, but do not know whom to ask, is there someplace I can go?
  2. What is a CA?
  3. I am a commuter student. Will my ID card give me access to the residence halls?
  4. Where can I find my class schedule?
  5. How do I find out what is happening on campus?
  6. If I lock my keys in my car or need to have my battery jumped, will the University help me?
  7. Who should I speak to if I have a question related to my classes or my academic major?
  8. Is there someplace on campus to go if I'm not feeling well?
  9. Is there a place to go on campus between classes?
  10. Do I have to walk everywhere?
  11. Can I park on campus? If so, where?
  12. What is the CSA? 
  13. Is there anywhere to eat on campus?

1. If I have a question, but do not know whom to ask, is there someplace I can go?
You can go to the Information Desk on the main floor of the Busch Student Center, or contact your Commuter Assistant.
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2. What is a CA?
CA is short for Commuter Assistant. CA's are upperclassmen students that work with freshmen commuter students, who have been exempted from the residency requirement, throughout their first year at SLU.
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3. I am a commuter student. Will my ID card give me access to the residence halls?
No, only residents have access to the residence halls. Commuters are always welcome in residence halls as long as they are checked in by a resident.
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4. Where can I find my class schedule?
First go to mySLU and log in with your username (email address before the @) and password. Next, click the Tools tab, followed by the Banner Self-Service icon. Finally, click student, then registration, and finally student schedule. For any additional questions or trouble with login, call ITS at (314)977-4000.
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5. How do I find out what is happening on campus?
There are many ways to see what is going on in the SLU Community. The Student Government Association (SGA) sends all students weekly emails that contain an overview of the following week's events. There is also a website, SLUconnection, which has a schedule of events, and there are daily emails, SLU Newslink, which give current information on what is happening in the SLU community. Also check out the University News, the weekly campus newspaper.  Also, check out the Commuter Lounge in the Bush Student Center for each month's event calendar to see what is going on! The calendar includes many events that are hosted around campus by student organizations as well as specific events hosted for freshman commuter students. 
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6. If I lock my keys in my car or need to have my battery jumped, will the University help me?
Yes, the Department of Public Safety and Security Services (DPSSS) will assist you with gaining access to the inside of your vehicle whenever necessary. You can reach them by dialing (314)977-3000 or click here for more information.
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7. Who should I speak to if I have a question related to my classes or my academic major?
You should talk to your academic advisor or your faculty mentor.
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8. Is there someplace on campus to go if I'm not feeling well?
Yes, Saint Louis University students can and should use the Student Health Services whenever they are not feeling well. Student Health Services  is located on the ground floor of Marchetti East. For information including hours and services offered, please see their website.
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9. Is there a place to go on campus between classes?
Yes, there is a commuter lounge in the Busch Student Center (BSC 257). Commuters also commonly hang out in other areas around the BSC and other areas of the campus during the day.

Click here for information on the Health Sciences Education Building on the Medical Campus which houses options for food and lounging! There are lots of places all over campus for students to go between classes. Check out the list below or find your own spot.

Hours may vary for all facilities during breaks and summer session so please check individual websites for changes.

Busch Student Center

Location: Just East of the Grand Street Crosswalk
Phone: (314) 977-2820
Hours: Everyday 7 am -12am

Simon Recreation Center

Location: Frost Campus (Just west of the intersection of Grand and Laclede)
Phone: (314) 977-3181

Campus Ministry 

Location: Loyola Center for Campus Ministry Wuller Hall (just west of the clock tower)
Phone: (314) 977-2425
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00pm

Center for Global Citizenship

Location: front entrance on West Pine Mall adjacent to the clock tower 

Phone: (314) 977-9326
Hours: Everyday 7 am - 10 pm

Pius XII Memorial Library

Location: Frost Campus (Just East of the intersection of Lindell and Spring)
Phone: (314) 977-3087
Hours:

Medical Center Library

Location: Med Campus Phone: (314) 977-8800

Student Success Center South

Location: Medical Campus in the School of Nursing Rm. 114
Phone: (314) 977-8992
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm

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10. Do I have to walk everywhere?
No, there are a lot of resources available including shuttle and escort services. Click here for more information.
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11. Can I park on campus? If so, where?
Yes you can purchase a parking permit from Parking and Card Services located in DuBourg Hall Room 33. Click here for more information on parking permits and lots on campus.
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12. What is the CSA?
The CSA is the Commuter Student Association, a student organization that provides programming and resources for commuter students. To find out more visit the CSA website.
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13. Is there anywhere to eat on campus?
Yes, there are a lot of dining options on campus, and many places are open late into the evening.
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