Marshall University commuter students have the opportunity to connect with over 250 student organizations, 20 Greek Life chapters and the Commuter Student Advisory Board to stay connected to our campus community.

From our commuter lounge to our commuter assistance program, we offer a wide range of resources for our students who travel to campus to complete their degree.

Check out our list of frequently asked questions below to find out what you need to know as a commuter student at Marshall.

Questions? Contact our Office of Advocacy & Success

Kat Smith, Student Advocacy

Find Your Place on Campus
Get involved, hang out and study!

The Lead Center

Located on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center, you can go here and learn about getting involved on and off campus!

The Intercultural Center

This beautiful center in East Hall houses our LGBTQ+ Center, Center for African American Students, International Student Affairs and so much more! You can go to any of the wonderful programs, connect with friends and staff, and also find a quiet place to study.

The Women’s & Gender Center 

Located in Old Main, the Women’s & Gender Center is a great place to connect with an amazing campus resource.  You can facilitate meetings, study, programs, and discussion. Visitors of all genders are always welcome!

The Wellness Center 

Located on the second floor of the Memorial Center, this newly remodeled space is a must-see! A healthy lifestyle is a foundation for success and fulfillment, and the habits created in college can be carried throughout one’s life. The Marshall Wellness Center is committed to nurturing the physical and mental health of students enabling a lifetime of success, personal development, and well-being. You can stop in one day when the MU PAWs dogs are having Paw-ffice hours or relax in the meditation room.

The Memorial Student Center

On a beautiful day, you can study or hangout with friends on plaza beside the Memorial Fountain in the Memorial Student Center. Inside you have so many options to get involved, interact with friends, grab a bite, or study. The MSC houses 3 levels of space and resources dedicated to your success. Checkout the link for all of the opportunities.

The Commuter Lounge

Located in the Memorial Student Center’s Lower Level, this is a place for commuters to relax and socialize in between classes. There are many resources offered for commuter students in the lounge, including microwaves, a refrigerator, furniture, lockers, a bulletin board, and plenty of new friends.

The Commuter Lounge is furnished with couches, tables, and chairs. Students may also use the computer to quickly check their e-mail. For those commuter students who wish to bring their lunch, they can store food in the refrigerator and use the microwave.

A group of four students smile for a photo on Marshall University's Memorial Student Center Plaza
Find Your Place on Campus
Places to Study & Academic Resources

The Tutoring Center 

Located in 211 of the Communications Building, this is a place you can drop in for individual tutoring, group tutoring, or schedule a weekly tutoring session. You can get tutoring for most of your classes and make sure you have what you need for academic success! Also checkout the Biology and Math Department for tutoring! So many options.

Center for Student Success 

Connect with your FAM Mentor, study, or get some academic help! This Center located in East Hall is a wonderful place to connect to academic resources.

Morrow Library

Escape from the hustle and bustle of campus with your visit to Morrow Library.  Study spaces available on three floors (ground, first, and second) for individual and group needs.  Special Collections can help you with research on select topics and has many primary sources available.  Explore the Morrow Stacks for the largest collection of books at Marshall.  Check out the Rosanna Blake Civil War Library and the General Chuck Yeager Room.  Come find out why commuter students love us, and we love them!

The Drinko Library 

Study out in the open with friends, book a private study room for yourself or others, and also connect with a Research Librarian or find some wonderful resources for school! The Drinko Library can make sure you have what you need for academic success.

The Writing Center 

The Marshall University Writing Center is a free tutoring service for all Marshall students who want help with their writing. The Writing Center is staffed with graduate and undergraduate students ready to help you at any stage of the writing process. Tutors can be consulted on any writing assignment from any discipline.

The Memorial Fountain at Marshall University
Campus Dining Options
Commuter Meal Plans Available

Campus Dining

Tower’s Market Place 

Have a late night snack at the Den, grab some noodles at Mein Bowl, and so much more at the Tower’s Market Place. You can grab a quick snack, sit and study, or hang out with friends.

Harless Dining Hall

Get all you can eat at Harless Dining Hall, or use one of their to-go boxes. Get fired up at The Flaming Skillet with signature culinary creations and more! Enjoy our 300+ seat dining room complete with LCD TVs with your favorite local programming. Stop by today!

The Memorial Student Center Food Court

Meet some friends for coffee and Starbucks, grab a tasty dessert or pizza from La Famiglia, and more! Located in the Memorial Student Center you can grab some comfort food during midterms and also study in a central place on campus.

Commuter Meal Plan

There are 13 different meal plan options. These plans may be purchased for use during any regular academic term.

Twin Towers and Harless Dining Halls offer “all you care to eat” except on premium nights. If you have any dietary constraints, please contact the Sodexo General Manager at 304-696-3329.

Commuter Meal Plans may be purchased through MyMU. All meal plans offered by Marshall University require a Marshall University Student I.D. Further terms and conditions may apply.

A student studies at a table outside of Marshall University's Drinko Library
Frequently Asked Questions for Commuter Students

You can get your ID on the first floor of Drinko Library. You’ll need your MUID for nearly every transaction on campus including checking out books at the library, obtaining tickets for athletic events, entry to the Campus Recreation Center, printing in computer labs, etc.

The Campus ID Office makes photo identification cards and badges for Marshall University students, faculty, and staff. The ID Office is required to verify the identity of any individual requesting a card with a valid, Government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.

If you have any questions about scheduling classes, contact the Registrar’s office at 304-696-6410 or stop by their office in Old Main 106A.

You can also find your schedule on your MyMU account located on the homepage of Marshall University’s website.

Commuter students face many unique challenges while attending college. Commuters may have very limited time on campus during the day because of driving time, schedules, and work. Sometimes, if a commuter does not have class or work, he or she may not even come to campus. Commuters may have family and work responsibilities in addition to classes.

The Marshall University Parking Enforcement Office is located in the Office of Public Safety building at 1801 Fifth Avenue. Office hours are Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Permit parking is enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Surface parking permits are available for six months and the full year. A student surface-parking permit will allow you to park in any designated Student or General permit parking area on campus. Parking permits for the Third Avenue Parking Garage are also available.

The Marshall University Bookstore is located in the Memorial Student Center. All class books are available through the bookstore. You should take a copy of your class schedule with you. There are tags for each book indicating the course and professor for which the book is required. You can also ask one of the bookstore’s friendly staff members for assistance.

Another option for finding your books is to buy them from other students on campus. Students sell their books by posting signs in the residence halls and the Student Center.

Several computer labs are available on campus, including labs in nearly every academic building, Drinko Library and the Memorial Student Center.

Marshall University Student Health, located at Cabell-Huntington Hospital on Hal Greer Boulevard, is available for your acute medical needs. Call 304-691-1100 for additional information or to make an appointment. Appointments are not required but are encouraged.

You should keep jumper cables, a bucket of sand (in case you get stuck), a shovel (for the snow), an ice scraper, de-icer, a box of tools, a flashlight, flares, blankets, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, non-perishable food items, spare eating utensils and a change of clothes (in case you have to stay on campus).

You can check the Marshall University website, local radio and TV, or sign up to receive emergency alerts from the University. You can sign up for these message alerts at www.marshall.edu/mymu. Click on the MU Alert symbol and follow the instructions to opt-in.

For a list of all recognized student organizations (as well as information on how to start your own organization), visit our Office of Student Activities in our Lead Center located in the Memorial Student Center’s Lower Level or visit Herdlink.