Kick your feet up in a place all your own, the Longwood Student Commuter Lounge. You'll have access to all the resources, information and opportunities for the total Lancer experience.

Commuter Lounge

Upchurch 202 & Commuter Programs is located in the Upchurch University Center, Room 202.  The lounge will provide you with basic amenities such as:

  • Refrigerator for storing food during class
  • Television
  • Couches for lounging
  • Tables for completing work
  • Lockers for securing personal items
  • Charging cords for phone/laptop
  • Keurig K-Cup Coffee Maker (Bring your own K Cup)

Commuter Lounge Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM


Professional staff members who work directly with commuter students.

Chris Betterton
Assistant Director for Residential & Commuter Life 

Chris supervises commuter programming. Feel free to email him at with any questions you may have

Commuter Assistants
Our Commuter Assistants are present in the Commuter Lounge throughout the week to provide resources, put on programs like the Welcome Wagon and Grab n Go lunches, and ensure the Commuter Lounge is being taken care of.

Tanea Doswell

Tanea Doswell

"Your College Experience Is What You Make It!"

As a commuter student, you have many responsibilities and we commend you for accepting these responsibilities and support you in your efforts. Longwood offers a variety of services for commuter students to take advantage of, several of which you may not be familiar with.

The Office of Commuter Life offers the most important services for commuters such as access to Professional Staff members to assist with Commuter student needs and a variety of amenities to make your time on campus more comfortable.

Over 1,500 of Longwood's 4,500 students live off-campus, many of them in the neighborhoods surrounding the University.

In addition to student housing, these communities comprise a diverse population that includes senior citizens, families with children, and single professionals. Longwood University students constitute an extraordinary segment of the population in the adjacent area; consequently, the impact of your conduct in the community is a major concern to university personnel.

You Are A Commuter Citizen

In the eyes of community members, students represent the University even while they are off-campus so we remind you to be considerate of your neighbors, especially keeping in mind that your schedule often differs considerably with other residents' schedules. Furthermore, please remain responsive to local issues such as noise, parking, zoning laws, trash removal, property upkeep, and alcohol usage.