Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Student Life

Commuter Services

Commuter Appreciation Week 2018

Join Saint Xavier Council (SXC) and the Cougar Peer Educators (CPE) for a week filled with free food, events and fun in appreciation of our commuter students! Make sure to have your commuter pass and your Den event pass ready to scan at all the events!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Commuter Breakfast
7 - 9:30 a.m.
McGuire Hall Lobby

Enjoy a complimentary on-the-go breakfast provided by SXC and the CPE!

Meet and Greet at Starbucks
Noon - 2 p.m.
Starbucks on Campus (Morris Hall)

The first 40 commuters who come will get a FREE drink of your choice and enjoy the company of your fellow commuters!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Fro-Yo with Friends
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cougar Fuel (in the Shannon Center)

Stop by Cougar Fuel and we'll treat the first 40 commuters to some FREE frozen yogurt!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Pizza Party and BINGO
Noon - 2 p.m.
Wiseman Student Lounge

Pizza, prizes and games! Join SXC, CPE and Career Services for BINGO for a chance to win BIG!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Chalking it Out with Campus Ministry
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
McDonough Chapel

Join the Commuter Peer Ministers and write your favorite Bible verse or quote to decorate the McDonough Chapel entryway!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fudge Puppy Fun
9 - 11 a.m.
Diner Atrium

What is a "fudge puppy?" It's a waffle on a stick with delicious toppings! Stop by the Diner Atrium and grab your FREE fudge puppy to close out the week!

Raffle -- all week long!

Stop by events Tuesday, February 20 through Thursday, February 22 to be entered in a raffle for HUGE prizes and giveaways! Winners of the grand prizes will be announced on Friday, February 23.

Questions? Contact SXC at

Cougar Peer Educators (CPE)

Commuter Student Programs is the umbrella term for a program that oversees all commuter services offered from the Office of Student Life. Outreach to commuters would fall into three distinct areas:

  1. Programming -- social opportunities, disseminate information to commuters via newsletter, email, social media
  2. Mentorship -- provide opportunities for mentorship to serve to all commuter students of SXU
  3. Advocacy -- work to address day-to-day concerns commuters may have with interaction, involvement, enrichment, engagement, etc.

As commuter students here at SXU, you'll have a uniquely different experience than that of our resident students. Commuting during your first year, in particular, can be very challenging -- and sometimes overwhelming. To that end, the Office of Student Life oversees a number of programs that help provide opportunities for commuter students to connect with one another, learn about campus resources and to get involved in the SXU community.

Our CPE are charged with creating programs and services that connect commuter and resident students to the SXU community. CPE will serve as a resource and advocate for the needs of all first-years and will help support students as they work to balance commuting, academic and co-curricular success at SXU.

CPE are #firstyearproud and are here to answer your questions, relay what is going on at SXU and advocate for you with any concerns you may have as a commuter! Their current headquarters is in the Student Life Office (L-103) of the Warde Academic Center.

Saint Xavier Council (SXC)

As a commuter student, you have representation on student government here at SXU! Do you have concerns regarding commuter students? Do you have suggestions for future programming? Please send all questions, concerns or suggestions to your SXC reps:

Alyssa Gilman
Director of Daytime and Commuter Programming
Programming Board

Hala Alsheikh
Vice President of Commuter Affairs
Legislative Branch - Student Senate

Both can be reached at

SXC is the official student body organization for the University and formally acts as a liaison among students, faculty, administration and the surrounding University community. SXC's stated mission is to provide an effective and responsive student government, advocate student rights and concerns, enhance the overall academic and campus experience, inform the student body about academic and administrative processes, increase the awareness of SXC and demonstrate the student's impact on the University.