Three Nazareth students unveil the secrets about life as commuters!
Naz GG: What year are you at Nazareth and what is your major?
Commuter A: A freshman nursing major.
Commuter B: I’m a junior and I major in education.
Commuter C: I’m a senior and my major is marketing.
Naz GG: What made you decide to commute instead of living on campus?
Commuter A: I’m from around Rochester so I would rather live at home.
Commuter B: I used to live on campus during my freshman and sophomore years,
but I decided I’d like to live in my own apartment for junior year off-campus.
Commuter C: My greatest deciding factor was money. Since my family lives so close
to Nazareth, I can just as easily commute from home and not spend thousands on
room and board or in rent.
Naz GG: What is the hardest part about commuting so far?
Commuter A: Not having a place to go during my long breaks between classes.
Commuter B: Definitely waking up earlier to get ready and drive to campus.
Commuter C: This is a pretty random answer, but not having a meal plan! Packing my
lunch and/or dinner in the morning is just one more thing to do.
Naz GG: What is the best part about commuting so far?
Commuter A: I can save up money.
Commuter B: The best part about commuting so far is being able to go home and
sleep in my own bed at night, for sure.
Commuter C: Knowing I will have so much less in student loans!
Naz GG: Do you feel as though you’re missing out on the full “college experience” by commuting?
Commuter A: No. I like that I can go to my classes and then go home. It keeps me
Commuter B: Since I lived on campus during my first two years at Nazareth, I
don’t feel like I missed out on that experience at all.
Commuter C: Sometimes I feel sad that I never lived on campus or in an apartment
with my friends, but I think it will be so worth it when I’m paying off the student loans that I
Naz GG: What could Nazareth do to make life easier for commuters?
Commuter A: Create better parking for commuters.
Commuter B: Make a big nap room! A room full of bunk-beds for us commuters to
nap in between classes…that would be pretty cool.
Commuter C: Maybe making an even smaller meal plan option? I don’t need as
big of a meal plan as the students that live here, but a smaller option would be ideal for
someone like me that only needs a few meals a week.