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Commuter Services

Commuter Lounge
Vaughn Center Commuter Lounge.
Commuter Lounge Location:
Vaughn Center, second floor

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Sunday; 7 a.m.-1 a.m.

Each year, more than 900 UT students reside off campus. For these students, the University provides the following commuter services:

Lounge Area

The commuter lounge, located on the second floor of the Vaughn Center, is open daily from 7-1 a.m. The lounge offers a variety of accommodations for campus needs. The kitchenette is equipped with two refrigerators, a sink, cupboards and a microwave. A large screen television with cable access, lockers and desks provide a great place to spend time between classes.

Lockers

Individual lockers are available in the commuter lounge to keep books and personal items secure. Lockers can be rented from the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) for a fee of $5 per semester. Visit OSLE in Vaughn Center 215 to rent a locker. 

Parking and Campus Security

All commuter students who will have a vehicle on campus must obtain a parking decal from Campus Safety. Anyone registering must bring a valid photo ID and their current vehicle registration. The cost is $50 for the year (including summer) when purchased from August through December, $35 for the year when purchased January through April and $30 May through July. Exclusive commuter parking is available on the designated section on the first floor of the West Parking Garage. See parking map. There is also parking available on the higher levels of West Parking Garage, The Thomas Parking Garage beginning on the ramp (the first floor is off limits to students) and higher. The Thomas parking garage, located at the corner of N. Boulevard and W. North B Street/Frederic H. Spaulding Dr., on the west side of campus, and the West Parking Garage is located along North Boulevard south of Cass St.

Dining Services

For information about UT dining services, locations and schedules, please see http://dining.ut.edu/.

Spartan Commuter Organization

Some students commute to campus, attend classes and return home. Others become actively involved in campus life, from working with classmates on group projects to holding an office in student organizations. Students who reside off campus can become involved in the Spartan Commuter Organization (SCO). The mission of SCO is to unite UT commuters, address commuter issues, and help enhance campus life. Commuter students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of student life. Visit the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (Vaughn Center, Room 215) for more information.