Commuter Assistants

Commuter Assistant Applications Now Available!

Are you interested in working with first-year commuter students as they transition to becoming part of the UM community? Are you commuter student interested in a paid leadership opportunity for the 2014-2015 academic year?  Apply to be a Commuter Assistant!

Commuter Assistant (CA) is a position created to work with incoming with first-year commuter students by serving as a mentor, planning programs, and aiding in their transition to college.  CAs work with the Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement to plan, promote, and implement initiatives specifically focused on first-year commuter students. CAs must be a full-time undergraduate student, have a 2.75 minimum cumulative GPA, and be in good judicial standing with the university. A complete job description and the application are available to download below.

All applications are due FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm to the Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement, Student Activities Center, suite 203. Interviews will be held the week of March 31 – April 4, 2014. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Matt Barnes, Assistant Director of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement at or (305) 284-5646.

Commuter Assistant 2014-2015 Selection Timeline
Tuesday, March 4 Applications available online (
Friday, March 28 Applications and recommendations due to Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement (SAC 203) by 5:00pm
Monday, March 31 – Friday, April 4 Commuter Assistant Interviews
Friday, April 11 All candidates will be notified of final decisions by this date
Session 1: July 12-13
Session 2: July 26-27
Great Start 2014 Weekend Sessions
Wednesday, August 13 – Thursday, August 14 Fall Training Days (9:00am to 5:00pm)
Tuesday August 19 - Sunday, August 24 Orientation 2014

Commuter Assistant Application Materials
Commuter Assistant Application