Student Life

Commuter Students

We are glad you are here! At Anderson University it is our desire for commuter students to be an integral part of the campus community. Anderson defines commuters as students that live with a parent or legal guardian within the commutable distance. We encourage you to seek opportunities to be involved and utilize your personality, gifts, and abilities to build relationships and make a difference on our campus. We realize you have unique needs and our desire is to do our best to meet your needs.

Please know that Commuters must submit housing information and a parent verification form every year through the AU Housing website. This must be complete by the second week in September. If you are intending to commute from an area outside the commutable distance please contact the Department of Student Life ( to receive the Appeal Packet.

My role as the Commuter/Off-Campus Specialist is to walk next to you in this journey! As a fellow commuter, it is my hope that I can use my knowledge and experiences to help you connect, grow, and thrive here! Please always feel free to ask questions, check in, and share your thoughts with me!

Leah Zachary
Commuter and Off Campus Resource Specialist
(765) 641-3820
Department of Student Life
Decker 206A

Commuter Connections

  • Text @ac76c4 to 810-10 for texting updates and encouragement! (Standard messaging rates apply)
  • Follow us on Twitter: @AUCommuters (Raven Commuters)
  • Stop by the Commuter Office to hang out!
  • Decker 206A (Department of Student Life), Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Campus mailbox & E-mail
Every commuter and off-campus student has a campus mailbox and an e-mail account. You are expected to check both of these on a regular basis. They are the two main sources of campus communication.

Current Address Information
All commuter and off-campus students are required each year to complete and submit current housing information by the second week of September.  You can do this by logging to the housing website:

Lifestyle Expectations
Commuter and Off-Campus Students are expected to abide by all lifestyle expectations of Anderson University. Failure to do so could result in disciplinary action as outlined in the Judicial Code.