Commuter Student Resources

Feeling like you just landed on a new planet? We know what that’s like. Consider this page your guide to all things Lesley.

Campus

Get familiar with the three main hubs that make up our Cambridge campus here, or take a quick glance at the highlights below:

  • Brattle Steps from Harvard Square, Brattle Campus is where you’ll find our campus green, Sherrill Library, and Washburn Dining Commons. It’s a quiet place to hangout and study.
     
  • Doble Smack dab between our Brattle and Porter campuses, Doble Campus is home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, McKenna Student Center, White Hall Dining Commons, Fitness Center, and much more.
     
  • Porter Across the street from Porter Square Station, Porter Campus is the location of the College of Art and Design’s Lunder Arts Center and Moriarty Library, as well as University Hall (UHall to us insiders). Inside UHall you’ll find the university bookstore, classrooms, cafes, and administrative offices, such as Financial Aid and the Registrar.

Community

You want to meet new people and do fun things, but you have a really busy schedule. Your fellow Lesley commuters totally get it. Join the Undergraduate Commuter Student Organization to connect with our community on your schedule. For details, contact commuters@lesley.edu. And, find even more ways to get involved by exploring our over 50 student organizations

Libraries

Writing a research paper? Need some inspiration for a class project? Take advantage of our two main libraries: Sherrill Library (Brattle) and Moriarty Library (Porter, Lunder Arts Center). Fit in a study session or group meeting by reserving private study spaces. Learn more about our libraries.

Work Spaces

Make the most of your downtime on campus by getting stuff done. You'll find free WiFi anywhere you roam, as well as quiet lounges, computer labs, and printing stations. Here are some great study spots:

  • 24-Hour Information Commons (2nd Floor, Doble Hall)
  • University Hall, Reading Room (3rd Floor)
  • Lunder Arts Center computer labs (Lower Level)
  • Wolfard Hall computer labs (when classes aren’t in session)
  • McKenna Student Center (2nd Floor)

Get your Lesley ID

Your ID is your key to unlocking on-campus resources from the Fitness Center to libraries to meal services. Receive yours by visiting the Lesley Card Office or the Doble Campus Public Safety Office. For details, visit lesleycard.com.

Commuter Meal Plans

Our food service provider, Bon Appetit, now offers special value CashLynx campus meal options for commuter students, including graduate students, as well as faculty & staff.

Select the plan you want and the Bon Appetit campus location that's right for you.

Plans

  • 1 meal for $5
  • 5 meals for $25
  • 10 meals for $50
  • 25 meals for $125
  • 50 meals for $250

Sign Up

  1. Place the money on your Lesley ID card at http://www.lesleycard.com via CashLynx.
  2. Email Ed Fogarty at efogarty@lesley.edu with the 603 number from the back of your Lesley ID card, and we'll place the meal plan on your card once the funds have been confirmed.

Request a commuter parking permit or discounted MBTA pass

Apply to be considered for an undergraduate parking space or order a special MBTA Semester Pass that could save you up to 11 percent on your monthly fare.

Register your locker

Want a place to stash your stuff on campus? Lockers are available on all three campuses and are $10 to rent for the year. Visit each campus' Public Safety desk to inquire about available lockers and to rent your locker. Cash is accepted at Doble and Porter, CashLynx is accepted at Brattle and Doble.

Commuter Food Pantry

We have an on-campus food pantry, run by student volunteers, that supplies food to commuter students in need. Stop by to grab something to eat, to find out about volunteer opportunities, or to drop off a donation.

Location & Hours

  • Stebbins Hall on Doble Campus, with an exterior entrance located off of Parking Lot B.
  • Monday–Friday. Hours are posted on the pantry door, and vary from week to week depending on the availability of volunteers.

Donate or Volunteer

You can drop off donations for the food pantry at the Commuter Student Services Office at 11 Mellen Street, Cambridge, Mass., or at the food pantry itself in Stebbins Hall.

We are looking for these items:

  • Single serving or individually wrapped foods, such as small boxes of cereal, individual soups, chips, etc.
  • Items that students can grab on the go (yogurt, granola bars, etc.).
  • Healthy options, such as fresh fruit or vegetables (refrigerated items welcome)
  • Bottled water
  • Ziploc bags, grocery bags, paper towels, paper plates and plastic utensils
  • Gift cards to local grocery stores
  • Your time. The food pantry is run by a group of students. Contact Linda Bernazzani at lbernazz@lesley.edu if you'd like to donate your time and work at the food pantry.
Contact Commuter Student Services
We're here to help improve the the commuter experience at Lesley. Share your ideas for improvement, your suggestions for new programs or services, and your commuter experience. Contact us if you'd like to volunteer in the food pantry.