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Commuter Services

Welcome Commuters!

Did you know that there are approximately 2,000 full-time undergraduate students that commute to Westfield State University?

To find a listing of the activities and events that are open to ALL students, commuters included. Most of these events are again FREE of charge (actually they are funded by the Student Activities Fee, which you pay as part of your bill each semester). You are welcome to attend any or all of these events. We encourage you to get involved in campus life outside of the classroom.

Student Activities Calendar

The Commuter Council is a WSU-recognized student organization dedicated to serving commuter students.  Commuter Council meets on a weekly basis, at a time that works for all students.  Meetings provide Council members time for discussing issues important to commuters and for planning events open to all students who live off campus.

Commuter events typically include barbeques and bi-monthly luncheons, career workshops, community service events, and other activities that offer students with an opportunity to get to know each other.  The Commuter Council is the best forum on campus for discussing issues affecting commuting students.  New Council members are always needed and welcomed - please join us.

To communicate directly with the Advisor of the Commuter Council, contact Amy Szlachetka by email at with the subject line "Commuters" or by calling 413 572 5443.

The Commuter Council also serves as the organization that recruits Commuter representatives to serve on the Student Government Association (SGA).  Four Commuter Rep seats are available on SGA for commuters, (approximately one representative per 500 commuter students.)  If you are interested in serving on the Student Government Association contact Barbara Hand at, or call the SGA Office, 413 572 5439.

Department Spotlight

Commuter Council Office

Ely Campus Center Room 072
413 572 5626


2019 - 2020

Commuter Council

President:                     Michael Reid Jr.              
Vice President:             Jacob Kapinos                      
Secretary:                     Victoria Ricciardi                  

Treasurer:                     Yasmen Maytham                                  
Publicity Coordinator:  Sara Gebo

Commuter Public Safety Liaison:
Brian Kowal
office #:  413 572 5262

WEEKLY MEETINGS:  To be determined for 2019-2020

All Commuters Are Welcome To Join!


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Director, Campus Center and Commuter Services 
Amy Szlachetka
413 572 5443
Room 071 - Ely Campus Center

Department Announcements

Posted on: May 29, 2019



Sep 4       7:30 am to 10:30 am

Dower and Wilson Parking Lots

Posted on: May 30, 2019

Commuter Luncheons

The luncheons serve as an informal way for commuter students to meet staff members from various departments, become informed of events/services on  campus and connect with other commuting students.

Posted on: May 30, 2019

Free Luncheons
For WSU Commuter Students

WED, SEP 11, Parking Information
WED, OCT 2, Counselling Center Services
WED, OCT 23 Career Services
WED, NOV 13, Alumni Info & Lifetime Owls Program
WED, DEC 4, Fitness Center/Free Day Pass

Luncheons are held in the Dining Commons from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Check into the Tekoa Room first to get your lunch ticket.

Helpful Resources

Class Cancellations

You may also call 572-5411.

Welcome Commuters 2019

Stop by in the morning for some hot chocolate/coffee and some munchkins!

Commuter Luncheon Dates

These luncheons are for Westfield State University students that commute to Westfield State University.

For information on the Westfield Police Department's Crime Free Multi Housing Program and which property owners participate, please contact Lt. Eric Hall at (413) 642-9383.