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Off-Campus and Commuter Services

Commuter Student Mentors

The Commuter Mentor Program (CSM) connects incoming first-year and transfer commuter students to an upperclassmen commuter students for the fall term.

Group photo of CSM Team Members

CSM Team Members

The CSM’s are familiar with the many resources and opportunities that Monmouth University has to offer.  They can assist new commuter students by helping them make the transition to life at college, while also guiding them through the many programs and resources that can be found at Monmouth University.  The CSM’s use a number of approaches (i.e., digital, social media, one on one, group activities) to help their new commuter students as they endeavor to make a connection to life at Monmouth University.  Requesting a CSM is also a great way to enhance start your college career on the right course. 

Learn more about becoming a CSM

If you are a returning undergraduate commuter or off campus student, consider becoming a CSM.  Select the link below to learn more about this leadership position: 

Why new and transfer commuter students should request a CSM:

  • Identify career and academic support resources.
  • Learn how to get connected (i.e., people, places, involvement).
  • Navigate the University’s programs, departments and resources.
    Group photo of CSM/Mentee Campus Walk-Through

    CSM/Mentee Campus Walk-Through

  • Receive information and get questions answered about being a student at Monmouth University.

First-year commuter students who participate in New Student Orientation will have an opportunity to request a CSM. 

Following New Student Orientation, the CSM’s will begin to contact their students via texting, email and/or phone calls.  As the fall semester begins, CSM’s stay in regular contact with their students to answer questions, provide guidance on topics such as career and academic support, help students get involved, while also well highlighting important institutional deadlines.

Click here to complete a Fall 2021 Commuter Student Mentor Request Form (Available summer 2021)