All services provided by the student affairs staff are available to full-time commuting students except for residential living and meals. However, a special commuter meal plan is available for commuter students. Arrangements and billing for a meal plan can be made at the start of each semester at the Office of Student Affairs.
Special luncheons are held for commuting students each semester. These luncheons are attended by student affairs staff and faculty members to provide commuting students an opportunity to raise any issues that may be of importance to them. Dates for the 2011-2012 school year are: September 15, October 20, November 17, February 9, March 22 and April 26. Look for reminders in the commuter lounge as luncheon dates approach.
A commuter lounge is available on the lower level of the Mund College Center. This lounge is used for dining, studying, and relaxing. The commuter lounge has a microwave, water cooler, and refrigerator for students who wish to bring their own lunch. The Green Parking Lot behind Mary Green, Keister, and Funkhouser residence halls adjacent to the railroad tracks has been designated as a commuter parking lot. We ask all commuting students to park their vehicles in the Green Parking Lot. The lot behind the Mund College Center is also available for commuting students. The commuter students may also use the North Parking lots for overflow parking (Campus Parking Map).
Commuting students have two elected representatives on Student Government. The representatives for the 2011-2012 academic year are Wes Bensing (email@example.com) and Greg Seiders (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any commuting student who has a student concern can contact these students or any representative on Student Government.
The College extends all of its facilities and services to its full-time commuting students. Any commuter student concerns should be directed to Jen Evans, director of student activities, at email@example.com or 717-867-6164; or any member of the student affairs staff. Our office number is 717-867-6233.
LVC Health and Counseling Services are available to our commuting students. The Health Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Physician and counseling hours vary and a scheduled appointment is needed.
The LVC Health and Sports Center houses a state-of-the-art fitness facility available to all LVC students. Take advantage of this free membership.
LVC offers a variety of events throughout the year open to all LVC students. Our calendar of events will tell you what's happening around campus. Feel free to stop by any of our events and bring your friends and family.
Commuting students in particular are concerned about issues surrounding inclement weather. The general policy states that regular classes are held during bad weather conditions for the students and faculty members able to get to class without jeopardizing themselves. However, neither commuting students nor faculty are expected to take any personal risk to get to campus, nor will either be penalized in any way for missing class. The College may be closed in cases of severe inclement weather or other emergencies. Check your local news media or call the college center after 6 a.m. on days the weather is deemed "inclement."
There are more than 90 LVC clubs and organizations available to meet the needs of our full-time student population. Commuting students are encouraged to join one or more of these organizations to become more acclimated to campus life. For a complete list of organizations, visit stuorgs.lvc.edu or check your handbook. Keep in mind that the commuter club is a very active group of students always looking for new members.
Where to Hang Your Hat?
Commuters who desire to live on campus MUST come to the Office of Student Affairs in Wagner House, located at 124 North College Avenue, to secure a Change of Housing Status form and a Housing Contract.