Commuter students are a valuable part of the MVNU community.
As a commuter student we want you to feel comfortable and at home on campus. We have resources just for you, so you have a home away from home.
(Located on the main floor of the Barn)
A place for you to hang out between classes, eat, and study. Resources include:
- Study Tables
- Storage Lockers
(Located on the main floor near the entrance of Thorne Library)
- Study Tables
- Storage Lockers
- Quick access to Happy Bean campus coffee shop (located on the main floor of the library)
At MVNU we believe there is a depth and richness of Christian community that is made possible by the closeness that develops through experiencing daily life together. Because of this belief, we require traditional students to reside in on-campus housing for the duration of their studies at MVNU. Students are approved to commute to campus if they meet certain criteria. To learn more, take a look at the FAQ's below.
As part of this commitment, we offer a variety of ways to connect and get to know other members of the campus community for everyone. Join one of our many clubs. Get involved with Campus Ministries service opportunities or a small group. Compete for the glory of the tournament t-shirt with your teammates in an intramural league. Or, maybe you want to start a Grilled cheese and Golden Girls appreciation club? Whatever your thing is, we want you to make the most out of your time here, and we believe the educational experience is enriched when it is shared within a community. So get involved!
I heard I have to live on campus, is that true?
At MVNU we believe there is a depth and richness of Christian community that is possible through experiencing daily life together. Because of this belief, we require traditional students to reside in on-campus housing for the duration of their studies at MVNU. Students are approved to commute to campus if they meet one of the following criteria:
- Living in the primary residence of a parent/legal guardian (within 60 miles from campus)
- Taking less than 12 credit hours per semester
- Legally married or the parent/guardian of a child
- Age 23 or older prior to August 31 of that school year
Are there any good study spots on campus besides the library?
Yes! Lots of students utilize the Ariel Arena lobby, the Prince Student Union, or the common areas in Hyson Campus Center to study.
Where do I park?
Your commuter parking pass allows you to park in the Chapel parking lot and Ariel Arena parking lots. We are a walking campus, so feel free to store your extra books and belongings in one of our designated commuter area lockers either in the Commuter Lounge on the main floor of the Barn or in the Commuter Resource Room on the main floor of Thorne library.
How do I get a parking pass?
Incoming commuter students can secure their FREE parking pass by registering their car with Campus Safety via the MVNU Student Portal.
Are there things to do on campus besides classes and chapel?
There is always something happening on campus. From the MVNU Games to SonFest, to Block Party. There are plenty of excuses to hang out on campus outside of class. For a list of more events, click here.
Want to get outside? The Recreational Equipment Center (REC) has a variety of equipment like kayaks, bikes, hammocks, and more, that you can use for free as an MVNU student! Learn more here.
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Rachel Dixon, '17“Thankful for all of the life-giving relationships I’ve made at MVNU. ”