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Commuter Resources

Commuter/Off-Campus Living Resources

We are here to support our commuter students’ co-curricular engagement at Buffalo State College. We want students who are commuting to campus to live safely and successfully in the communities that surround the college. We hope that these resources assist you in connecting to campus and engaging with the faculty, staff, and your peers on campus. Please feel free to stop by Campbell Student Union, Room 400, email, or call us at 716-878-4631 if you have any questions.

Off-Campus Living and Community Relations

Moving off campus is a decision many of our students make, and being informed about moving off campus is crucial for their success. This site holds valuable information when considering moving off campus, tips once you have chosen to live off campus and information about neighborhood relations. 

Please visit the site for information about actions Buffalo State has taken to strengthen its role as a good neighbor in Buffalo's West Side community. We encourage you to help us achieve our “good neighbor” goals and to let us know your questions or concerns by contacting the Dean of Students Office in Campbell Student Union 311, by telephone at 716-878-4618, or by e-mail at

Tips & Tricks

Experience Buffalo State!

  • Get to campus early to beat traffic and to get a good parking spot!
  • Talk to other students, faculty and staff!
  • Get involved in campus life by joining a student organization or club.
  • Attend lectures, special programs and campus events.
  • Go to the Houston Gym, Kissinger Pool and Fitness Center on campus to work out or exercise
  • If possible, find an on campus job.
  • Join an intramural team.
  • Utilize study areas on campus such as the library, the Campbell Student Union ("The U") or study lounges within department areas.
  • Don’t eat lunch in your car- stop in the Union to grab a bite to eat.
  • Make sure to follow our us on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Snapchat (@LifeatBuffState)!
  • Stay on campus after classes- there’s always something going on!  

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Student Leadership and Engagement

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Campbell Student Union 400 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4631 •  Fax: (716) 878-5600