Message from the Director

Thank you for your interest in Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services at UConn!

Whether you are currently living off campus, commuting from home or considering moving off campus, UConn’s Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services (OCCSS) can enhance your experience. With our help, you can find an off-campus rental, attend one of our many programs held throughout the year, learn about commuter safety tips and even get advice on how to be a good neighbor.

It’s important to know that as a commuter student at UConn, you are not alone; students who choose to commute or live off-campus are part of a large population. This population consists of undergraduate and graduate students, traditional and non-traditional aged students; full and part time students. There are also differences in the type of commuters we see at UConn; commuting from home vs. living off-campus.

As a commuter student, consider getting involved and becoming connected to the University outside the classroom.

For students living off-campus in a rental, being a good citizen and neighbor are critical to success when living in a community. To support both populations, OCCSS provides resources and programming to help all students acquire necessary life skills to have a successful off-campus living experience.

Have a great year and Go Huskies!


John Armstrong
Associate Dean of Students
Director, Off Campus and Commuter Student Services