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Resources for Commuter/Off-Campus Students

Whether living off campus has always been your plan or if things look different this year because of COVID-19, Saint Louis University is invested in ensuring your academic and student life experience is what you expect of a top Jesuit university.

Below you will find answers to several common questions from SLU's commuter students and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional information and resources are available through our Division of Student Development.

Information for Freshman Commuters 

Information on Commuter Meal Plans

Saint Louis University Commuter Student Association 

FAQ for Commuter/Off Campus Students During COVID-19

What should commuter students do between classes?

Saint Louis University has identified spaces across the north and south sides of campus that students can use for studying, participating in an online course, or eating, assuming all individuals in a given space are abiding by social distancing and face mask requirements. We expect to add signage to locations that may be used for this purpose that will designate the maximum occupancy allowed under COVID-19 safeguards. We will also create a master spreadsheet identifying the locations that will be posted on and accessible to members of the SLU community. We expect to have identified at least some of these spaces by the start of classes and will continue to add spaces as we learn of their availability.

How will SLU-issued face masks be distributed to commuters?

Masks were distributed to new commuter students at the Commuter Check-In, along with other items. New commuter students who were not able to attend that event and returning commuter students may pick up their masks at the Busch Student Center information desk any time between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day.

Are there any arrangements in place for commuter students to isolate or quarantine at SLU? 

At this time, we are not able to guarantee on-campus isolation and quarantine space for students who do not live on campus. Such spaces are limited, and students who live on campus must be prioritized. In rare exceptions, space may be made available, on a case-by-case basis and possibly with other conditions, if isolating/quarantining in a student’s off-campus residence is not possible. The first step for all students who are ill or notified of a close exposure should be to contact the Student Health Center, which will assess the individual student’s situation and understand whether the University has the resources and space to allow for on-campus isolation.