Off Campus & Commuter Services

West Chester University

Sykes Student Union, Rm 116

Suggestions for Commuters

  • Leave early. Allow plenty of time for traffic, parking, and weather.
  • Always plan an alternate route in case of road closings, and/or heavy traffic.
  • Keep emergency supplies (a jack, spare tire, jumper cables, etc) in your car at all times.
  • Make sure your car is always in proper working order; get frequent tune-ups.
  • Look into alternative transportation such as carpools, buses, or trains.
  • Call your professors if you should get stranded or snowbound and are unable to make it to class. If your professors are not in, leave a message and contact via email or the department secretary so they know that you did try to reach them at the office in a timely manner.
  • If you are stranded on-campus, de-icer and other quick fixes can be found at Sykes Information Desk. If the problem is more serious, call Public Safety at 610-436-3311. If you are unable to drive home because of bad weather, contact Sykes Student Union, where the Off Campus Services program is located.
  • Consider planning your class schedule to avoid high traffic and parking times.
  • Even if you can park at North Campus, you may find that parking at South Campus actually saves time; no endless laps of full North Campus meters and/or lots.
  • Drive safely and buckle up!