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Office of Student Activities and Union Services

Off-Campus Students

Welcome New Commuter Students!

About Our Office

The Office of Student Activities and Union Services wants to help make your experience as an off-campus or commuter student as easy and enjoyable as possible.  Between our programs, services, and facilities we truly strive to make the Student Union and SUNY New Paltz a home-away-from-home for you.  Feel free to stop by our office in Student Union 211 to say hello, meet the staff and make some suggestions as to how we can improve campus life for you even more.


Commuter Assistant Program

The Commuter Assistant Program connects new off-campus and commuter students with "seasoned" off-campus and commuter students who provide support and camaraderie during the new students' first year. 

Commuter Assistants are campus leaders who are dedicated to helping other students have a great college experience.  They also play an integral part in the success of the Office of Student Activities and Union Services' initiatives to serve the off-campus and commuter populations of SUNY New Paltz.

We are now accepting applications for 2014-2015 Commuter Assistants!

Click Here for a Position Description and Application Timeline.

Click Here to download and print TWO Recommendation Forms for your application.

Click Here to complete a 2014-2015 Commuter Assistant Application.  Applications are due Friday, April 11, 2014.



Get text message and/or email reminders about our events.  To sign up go to my.newpaltz.edu, click on "Student Services" and log-in to NP Alert where you can adjust your settings.

The ground floor of the Student Union is now home to the Commuter Information Board.  Check it out as we start filling it with information and resources!



The Office of Student Activities and Union Services is dedicated to helping our off-campus and commuter students by providing them with a number of resources and services geared at making the unique challenges they face easier to manage.  Here are some of those resources, but be sure to check back as we are constantly trying to improve our services:

Also, join the SUNY New Paltz Off Campus Students Facebook Page for another way to keep updated and to interact:
SUNY New Paltz Off Campus Students Facebook