The Commuter Mentor Program (CSM) connects incoming first-year and transfer commuter students during New Student Orientation with a upperclassmen commuter students for the fall term.
The CSM’s are familiar with the many resources and opportunities that Monmouth University has to offer. They can assist the 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 (mentees) as they endeavor to make a connection to life at Monmouth University.
Learn more about the CSM position
Why first-year commuter students should request a CSM:
- Identify career and academic support resources that are available to students.
- Learn how to get connected (i.e., people, places, involvement) at the University.
- Learn more about the University’s programs, departments and resources.
- 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 with their students in August via social media and/or texting. Once 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, as well as highlight important institutional deadlines .