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Get Connected

We believe that community is important, and for that reason we desire to see every commuter connected via student, staff and faculty relationships, information and resources. Here is how we do that: 

  • Programming opportunities, whether virtually or in person. Stay up to date on Commuter Life event info through Commuter Connection Emails, Instagram, our website, flyers, etc.
  • Connecting commuters to a network of university resources such as the Academic Resource Center, Disability Services, etc.
  • Empowering commuter students development through workshops, vocational discernment, and leadership opportunities.

Meet the Commuter Assistants

The Commuter Life Leadership Team consists of department staff and commuter assistants. We strive to see every commuter student connected at Vanguard to community, resources and information. We are here to support you!

Hannah Fardone

Paula Lagante

Noelle Bedson

Laura Freire

Campus Amenities

  • Fire Pits
  • 24 hour security
  • Dr. Ben's Coffee Shop
  • Wifi across campus
  • Weight Room/Fitness amenities
  • Basketball courts
  • Hammock stands

Meeting Spaces

  • Waugh Student Center
  • Commuter Kitchenette
  • Library
  • Bruce Lindsay Cafe
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Newport Mesa Church
  • And more!

Covid-19 Programming Plan

This Fall we understand that the start of the year may look unique. That is why our team has been working hard to bring unique connection opportunities in this time. A few ways you may find our team reaching out include the following (see right).

  • Instagram Live Trivia Nights
  • Virtual Cooking Shows
  • Resume-Building Workshops
  • Scavenger Hunts/Challenges
  • one on one connection opportunities