Commuter Life & The Collegium

At HBU, over 55% of our student body is made up of commuter students. We understand that commuter students may face unique challenges on a daily basis that an on-campus resident may not. That’s the inspiration behind the Commuter Life Program!

The Commuter Life team is dedicated to providing commuter students with resources to make them feel right at home while on campus. One way we do this is by providing a space that is 100% dedicated to commuters- The Collegium. This space is designed to feel like a home away from home, complete with a full sized fridge, microwave, Kuerig, lockers, TV and a separate quiet study space. It’s the perfect retreat for before, between and after classes.

The Collegium is located in the Brown Student Center, right above the Chick-Fil-A. The space is open and free for any commuters to use Monday- Friday from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.


  • Commuter Assistants

    At the Collegium, you will find a team of upperclassmen commuter students dedicated to serving as a resource for commuter students… these student leaders are called Commuter Assistants!

    But, what is the job of a commuter assistant?

    • To provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the Collegium 
    • Plan events for the entire commuter student population 
    • Serve as a resource to answer questions relating to the student experience and student involvement at HBU 
    • Connect students with resources on campus 
    • Host and plan bible studies for the commuter population 
    • Plan events for the commuter population in and outside of the Collegium 
  • Commuter Life Events

    HBU Commuter Life hosts an assortment of events to incorporate our Commuters into a home-away-from-home environment and bring all students together as one Husky family.

    Most popular events:

    • Free Lunch Tuesday 
      • Every Tuesday, Commuter Life partners with Kaleo Discipleship and the Baptist Student Ministry to provide lunch for commuter students
      • This occurs from 11AM-1PM (or until we run out of food) in the Collegium every Tuesday
    • Flapjack Friday
      • Every first Friday of the month, Commuter Life serves pancakes to the Commuter Population in the Collegium from 8AM-10AM 
    • Feature Friday 
      • Every Friday starting at 9AM, there’s a movie marathon in the Collegium with varying themes chosen by your Commuter Assistants! 
    • Monthly Bible Studies and Game Nights
      • Once a month, Commuter Life partners with Kaleo Discipleship to host a bible study and/or game night for Commuter Students! 

Current Commuter Assistants (2019-2020)

Matthew Lopez
Biochemistry-Molecular Biology (BCMB) Major
Class of 2021
Hobbies: Volleyball, Netflix, and Sleep
Favorite Commuter Event: Halloween Party – Costume Party


Cheryl Gingoyon
Biology Major with Chemistry Minor
Class of 2020
Hobbies: Singing and Cooking
Favorite Commuter Event: Halloween Costume Contest & the movie marathon


Rachel Knight
Psychology Major
Class of 2020
Hobbies: Reading, playing video games, and watching TV
Favorite Commuter Event: Ping Pong Tournament


Nicole Cheng
Biochemistry-Molecular Biology (BCMB) Major
Class of 2021
Hobbies: Modern Dance, Cultural Dance, Soccer, and Competitive Eating
Favorite Commuter Event: Ping Pong Tournament


Danielle Smith 
Biology Major
Class of 2020
Hobbies: Outdoor Activities, baking, binge watching tv, and drinking water.
Favorite Commuter Event: Free Lunch and Halloween Costume Contest