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Commuter Students

North Park's commuter students bring a lot to our campus community. Your Chicagoland savvy gives you an advantage over our new students coming from out of town, and your unique life experiences enrich the classroom experience for everyone.

And Threshold is for you, too! Use this time of transition to get to know your future classmates, the campus, and get ready for a great year at North Park.

Threshold Welcome Week for First-Year and Transfer Commuter Students

Friday, August 22-29, 2014

There are some specific events designed just for Commuter Students on Threshold Welcome Day and throughout Welcome Week. There are plenty of fun, social events planned that to give you a chance to meet your classmates, including those from around the country and the world. There are also some mandatory events that will help make your transition to North Park smooth, so make sure you check out the schedule to see what events are required for all students. We hope you'll plan to participate fully and get to know your peers, connect with your CREW Group, enjoy great social events, and offer your own expertise on the city to us all.

Directions and Parking

North Park is easily accessible by car and by public transit from all over Chicago.

You can purchase a parking pass from Student Administrative Services, located on the first floor of the Student Services Building, which  allows you to park in one of several University parking lots. You can also park on surrounding city streets, but watch out for permit restrictions and metered areas.

Dining and Area Restaurants

Check out your options for dining on campus or in the neighborhood.

Next Steps

Learn the lingo before you get to campus.

Make sure you're ready to start classes in the fall.

Connect with Threshold Staff and other incoming students.