Commuter Mentoring Program

The Commuter Mentoring Program is for first-time commuter students at Ohio State. First-time commuters are paired with a Commuter Mentor who serves as a resource and liaison throughout the semester. The program’s goal is to increase the commuter student retention rate, increase individual attention provided to first-time commuters and to ensure first-time commuters are aware of on-campus events and resources. Commuter Mentors are a resource for students that may have questions and concerns. Additionally, they connect mentees with campus resources and events while providing regular check-ins and reflections.

Participation in this program includes:

  • Receiving monthly email updates from your Commuter Mentor
  • Individual or Group meetings with your Commuter Mentor once a month for one academic semester 

What this program can offer you:

  • Connection to a peer network of commuter students at Ohio State
  • Monthly updates about what is going on around campus from your Commuter Mentor
  • Mentorship tailored to your interests and provides flexibility within your schedule
  • A bridge between you and all that Ohio State has to offer both inside and outside the classroom 
  • Skills to include on your resume and discuss with potential employers in interviews

If you are interested in joining the Commuter Mentoring Program, sign up by contacting us at or 614-292-0100.