Life@Naz: Commuters Tell All

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!

Look at all dem commuters!

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

more focused.

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

do have.

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.

 

Searnie Knight with the Nazareth Commuters Association! Check out the Nazareth website or email nca@naz.edu to learn more about meeting times!

Searnie Knight with the Nazareth Commuters Association! Check out the Nazareth website or email nca@naz.edu to learn more about meeting times!



Caroline Nelson is a senior at Nazareth College. After completing her bachelor's degree in communications and marketing, she plans to enter a career in the field of health communication. She is currently employed as a member of the sports staff at the JCC of Rochester. In addition, she leads Nazareth’s Love Your Melon Campus Crew, which raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer. As a Rochester native, you can catch her plowing through multiple garbage plates in one sitting. On a day with no obligations, Caroline would love to work out, sing and play guitar, hang out with her 4 little brothers, and eat peanut butter by the spoonful(s).


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