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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 Life Team

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


Justin Capener, MA

Assistant Director of Commuter Life


Upcoming Events

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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
  • Forrest Room Commuter Lounge
  • O. Cope Budge Library
  • Bruce Lindsay Cafe
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Scott Courtyard
  • And more!

Commuter Amenities


The Living Well Community Resource Center intends to provide students with adequate support and supplies in all areas that may hinder their academic success and or well-being. We aim to ensure each student is equipped with the proper resources in order to succeed academically, by eliminating all forms of insecurities and instilling hope to those in need.


Samson’s Career Pop-Up Closet provides you with professional attire and resources such as headshots for your interviews, career fairs, and/or networking events. Living Well Community Resource Center and Career Services have joined forces to ensure students make a great and competitive first impression. If you are you in need of professional clothing, schedule your Career Closet appointment and get free business attire by logging into Vanguard Handshake.

Commuter assistants

Commuter Assistants are present on campus to assist in campus programming and direct you to resources on campus. Request a 1 on 1 with a Commuter Assistant by emailing commuterlife@vanguard.edu


Commuter Connection newsletter

Be on the lookout for our weekly Commuter Connection Newsletter which has important information regarding events, seminars and campus resources. Email commuterlife@vanguard.edu if you fail to receive the newsletter for any reason.