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Department of Student Community Development

Commuter Assistant (CA) Program

The Commuter Assistant Program pairs incoming commuter students with "seasoned" student leaders who volunteer their time to provide support, advice, and mentorship during the new students' first year.

Commuter Assistants (CAs) work hard to ensure that new commuter students adjust to life at Stony Brook University and have positive, constructive, and full college experiences.

Become a CA

Request a CA

Meet the Commuter Assistants

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What Can a New Student Expect From the CA Program?

  • Support while adjusting to a new, larger, more complex environment
  • Advice and tips on "commuter success" issues such as parking, registration, where to eat, how and where to meet other students
  • Knowledge of how to incorporate the things you are passionate about into your University experience
  • Mentorship about campus opportunities, University resources, student life, clubs, organizations and activities
  • Introduction to faculty, staff, and peers
  • Opportunity to build friends and extend support systems