Off Campus and Commuter Student Services

The Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services area of the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement is responsible for serve off-campus and commuter students by providing opportunities that cater to the needs of commuting students. Our vision is to improve the quality of life for off campus and commuter students through education and empowerment, and to continually build and strengthen university and community relationships.

OSII utilizes current commuter students, Commuter Ambassadors, to help foster involvement, civic engagement and student success opportunities that enhance the commuter student experience.

Living Off Campus

Living off-campus can be a fun and exciting time, and we are here to help you with all of your off-campus needs. We want you to have an extraordinary and successful off-campus living experience.

PREPARING TO MOVE-IN

Now that you have found your new apartment or house, moving in is accompanied by many different responsibilities you did not have before. So, what’s next? Here are some steps to take that can help you experience a successful move:

      1. Schedule a date to pick up your keys.
  • This is a great opportunity to ask your landlord to do a walk-through before you move your furniture into the unit.
      2. Set-up utilities
  • These utilities include gas, electric, water/sewage, internet, etc.
  • Generally, it will be the tenant’s responsibility to make arrangements for utility connections. It’s best to contact companies at least two weeks before move in. You may need the following to set up your utility account:
    • Rental address
    • Deposit fee
    • Proof of identity (license, student ID, military ID, etc.)
    • Either your Social Security Number or a passport.

      3. Reserve a moving truck or friends to help you move

  • Reserve a moving truck well in advance so you’re ready to go on move-in day. Check out the moving checklist to your right for a list of supplies to bring with you for your big day.
      4. Optional: buy renters insurance
  • Renters insurance, a must-have, is very inexpensive and offers benefits to students. Make certain your policy takes effect the day you get your keys and move-in.
      5. Visit Transportation Services to learn more about the shuttle program or buy parking permit or bus pass.
  • See Parking Guidelines information HERE

      6. Do a fire safety check

  • Ask your landlord to provide the following if they are not already present in the unit:
    • A fire extinguisher for each floor of the rental unit.
    • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for each floor and each bedroom. A combined 2-in-1 device is commonly available and is less expensive.

RESOURCES

The Tenant Resource Center: http://www.tenantresourcecenter.org/

Commuter Resources

LOUNGES

The Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement student lounge is located in 206 of Predolin Hall. This is a place where students from all backgrounds can meet to foster learning and affirm their sense of identity, community, collaboration, and leadership. At the foundation of the OSII student lounge is a boundless commitment to diversity and inclusion, serving as the gathering space for students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Features include:

  • TV
  • Microwave
  • 4 Computers
  • Video Game Systems

REFRIGERATOR

The commuter refrigerator is located in the 1st floor Predolin stairwell. It is a convenient way to store your lunch, snacks and a beverage while on campus.

All Edgewood College students are eligible for access to the commuter refrigerator.

LOCKERS

The commuter lockers are located in the 1st floor Predolin stairwell.

BUS SYSTEM

The College provides for all Students, Faculty and Staff at Edgewood College a discounted Madison Metro Bus Pass for $10.00 per semester.

Madison Metro Transit serves residential neighborhoods, the Isthmus, schools and universities, in Madison, Middleton, Fitchburg, Verona, and the Town of Madison.

RIDE SHARE & CARPOOL

In addition to offering a limited number of parking permits for Students, Faculty and Staff, the College offers alternatives to private vehicle operation.

The College operates a shuttle service for all Students, Faculty and Staff at no cost to riders. The College offers numerous incentives to our College community members who use the free shuttle service.

  • Save on gas money
  • Have company on your drive to and from campus
  • Make friends and commute long distances for trips