Terp Young Scholars

Commuter Option

Commuter Students

Supervision | Activities | Dining


Terp Scholars are responsible for making choices and organizing their time as part of exploring the independence of university life. Commuter Terp Scholars receive supervision by course instructors and teaching assistants in the classrooms, and seminar and workshop instructors during these events. Should commuter students remain on campus to complete course assignments, participate in study groups, afternoon, evening, and weekend activities, program mentors provide overall supervision at both the residence hall and program events. Commuter Terp Scholars are expected to:

  • Arrive and depart the University without supervision,
  • Attend class and eat lunch without supervision,
  • Walk to and from class and all scheduled campus activities without supervision, and
  • Complete all course-related work without supervision.

Scheduled Activities

Commuter Terp Scholars are encouraged to attend and participate to the fullest. Depending on your course schedule, you’ll stay on campus and study, work on group projects, attend afternoon workshops and evening seminars/activities or you’ll go home. To take advantage of all the opportunities that the program offers, you’ll need to make an effort to return to campus to enjoy evening and weekend activities. Upon completion of the program, we ask students to complete a survey. Over the years, these surveys demonstrate that those students who fully participated in the scheduled events were the ones with the highest satisfaction rating.

Dining Services

The commuter student package includes lunch, Monday–Friday, available at various on-campus eateries. If your course has a scheduled all-day field trip, lunch is also provided. Students who require dietary accommodations will submit a request after admission.

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