Saint Martin's Commuter Board

Contact information

Brittany Reed, assistant director

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Who are commuters?

Commuter students are all students who live off-campus. This includes undergraduate commuters, graduate students, non-traditional students, students with children, and transfer students. Saint Martin's and the Office of Campus Life recognize the unique needs of commuter students and have implemented facilities, programs, and resources to make the campus your home away from home.

Services and resources

Commuter Advisory Board (CAB)

The ASSMU Senator of Commuter Students and a group of commuter students regularly meet regularly and update the CAB Facebook Page with information about events on campus and other insider tips!

Commuter lounges

  • The Trautman Union Building (TUB)
    The TUB is a place where commuting students can relax and study or be active and socialize with friends. Equipped with a microwave, the TUB provides students many spaces to eat their lunch, study, and socialize with other students.
  • Campus Ministry lounge, Old Main 201
    A perfect escape, complete with refreshments. Stop by and grab a cup of coffee, a bottle of water, or a soda pop or stay awhile and relax.

Commuter student breakfast and lunches

First Wednesday of each month in the Trautman Union Building from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. We provide the breakfast and lunch and you meet other commuters.

Counseling services, Lynch Center

Counseling and wellness services offer students one-on-one counseling appointments, wellness classes, workshops, and programs.

Intercity Transit

Intercity Transit is the public transportation provider for Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Yelm. All SMU undergrads can use their student ID card to ride local routes free of charge! Check out their website for more information on routes, schedules, and fares.

Kid's Club holiday parties

Do you have children or younger siblings (age 12 and under)? Campus Life hosts parties for Halloween, Christmas and an Easter Egg Hunt each year.


At the beginning of each semester, lockers located in the TUB are available to rent.

To find out more information or request a locker contract the Office of Campus Life at 360-438-4299.

Meal Plans

Explore your Meal plans and dining options to find out how to make dining on campus easy!

Movie and event tickets

Make sure to keep any eye out on discount tickets available at the Concierge Desk in the TUB. $5 Regal movie tickets, and local sporting events and concert tickets are available during the academic year.

Noon hour programs

These programs are scheduled during the day for those commuters who cannot attend our evening programs.

Parking Permits

Saint Martin's University provides free parking within walking distance of campus facilities for students, staff, faculty, visitors and vendors. The university issues parking permits for using its lots to accommodate vehicles driven to campus.

To obtain a permit bring proof of insurance and your license plate number to the Office of Public Safety, located in Old Main 251.

Office of Campus Life