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Off Campus & Commuter Services

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Off Campus & Commuter Services

Sykes Student Union, Room 250
110 W. Rosedale Ave
West Chester, PA 19383


Sandra Jones

Ann Callaghan
Administrative Support

Steve Babb
Graduate Assistant

Program and Events

Off Campus & Commuter Association

The Off Campus & Commuter Association (OCCA) serves as a student governing body representing all off campus & commuter students, over 69% of the campus community. OCCA also serves as a bridge between the WCU community and the Borough of West Chester. You are automatically a member of OCCA if you do not reside in a residence hall or on university-owned property. Join OCCA on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in Sykes 10A to connect with other off campus and commuter students and enjoy a free lunch/snack.

Welcome Back to Students

Join us on SEPTEMBER 1 FROM 6:30 - 9:30 pm for SWINGIN' SUMMER THURSDAY between High & Matlack Streets. Find the WCU block for free food as well as discounts in the Borough.

Walk the Block

Walk the Block 2017 - TBA

Volunteers from the University & Borough will be visiting selected off campus neighborhoods with Welcome Bags for student and non-student residents. The materials in each bag will have information on good neighbor behaviors, Borough zoning and codes for off campus residents, local businesses’ advertisements, calendar of events for on campus and Borough activities & programs. Walk the Block began in August 2015 as a "West Chester Together" initiative when members of the University and Borough communities delivered Welcome Bags to specific off campus student neighborhoods.

OCCS on the Move

OCCS on the Move travels the campus providing free "goodies," i.e. hot coffee and tea, hot chocolate, donuts, granola bars and/or fruit. The staff is available for questions and answers as well as distributing handouts for upcoming events, critical information for students, and ongoing initiatives within the office of OCCS.

Pack it Up! Pass it On!

Pack It Up! Pass It On! - This program allows for off campus students who are residing in the Borough of West Chester to have an effective way to donate and recycle their furniture, small appliances and other household items when they move out in the spring. WCU works in conjunction with Chester County Habitat for Humanity to provide convenient pick up of donated furniture at their residence.

Commuter Orientation

COMMUTER ORIENTATION II 2017 - CHECK OUT YOUR SCHEDULE FOR IMPORTANT EVENTS AND PROGRAMS. Commuter Orientation offers our new commuter students an opportunity to connect with others who are commuting, to learn about campus resources and to receive support from staff and student leaders in Off Campus & Commuter Association (OCCA).

Operation Clean Streets

West Chester University has launched a community service project focused on cleaning the sidewalks within the West Chester Business Improvement District (BID). Beginning Spring 2016, "Operation Clean Streets" is a weekly event coordinated with the office of Off Campus & Commuter Services (OCCS) and the West Chester BID. Each student group will volunteer 2 hours of community service during a designated Saturday or Sunday throughout the academic year. "This is a great cooperative event between WCU and the downtown," said Fred Gusz, a member of the BID Board of Directors. "We truly appreciate the students' efforts to help us keep the downtown area free from litter."

Fall Festival of Service

FALL FESTIVAL OF SERVICE – This is a day of service hosted by Off Campus and Commuter Services in the southeastern neighborhoods of the Borough of West Chester. Student volunteers provide free leaf raking for community residents. This service will be extended into the winter months to assist neighbors who are unable to shovel their sidewalks and/or driveways.
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