10 Ways to Know You’re a Commuter

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We all know that living on campus is a great way to meet people but what about those who take the long drive everyday? What are some key aspects that only commuters know to be true? Well, here they are:


1.The mysterious Lot C

If you don’t have an 8 a.m. class, you don’t even bother to check and head right to the Athletic Center where you MAY find parking in Lot A.

  1. Your wardrobe changes, specifically your shoes

There is no way you are hiking up that hill to Grewen in the new Doc Martens you just bought.

  1. You’re always more awake

I’ve been up for three hours just to get here on time…I’m ready.

  1. Naps in your car are great

The back seat of your Honda…with a blanket and a pillow—that’s life.

  1. Traffic jams are the worst

Luckily most of your professors understand and will accept you being late.

  1. One. Class.

Seriously, I’m driving a half an hour to go to class for 50 minutes at 8 a.m. to just to go back home?

  1. Cancellations

You missed the Canvas notification and wasted gas just to get to the door with a note that says, “Class is cancelled!”

  1. Gas prices

You basically spend all the money you’re saving by not living on campus on gas.

  1. Your own room

The drive may stink but hey, at least you get to sleep in your own bed tonight and not have to worry about a roommate getting mad at you for streaming Criminal Minds until 2 a.m.

  1. The $50 parking pass

It could be $300. Be grateful.

See? Residents aren’t the only ones that have fun!