Northwest University is a residential community.  While we fully believe that the education that is offered here is enhanced by what is learned outside of the classroom, participating in the community and forming lasting relationships doesn’t have to happen only by living on campus. Our commuting students are an important aspect of our community as a whole, and we would not be the university we are without them! Listed below are some resources to improve the commuter experience here at Northwest! 

Off-Campus/Commuter Resources

Off Campus Policy

Off Campus Application

Off Campus Parental Verification Form

Off Campus Financial Comparison Worksheet

Res Life and Housing Appeal

Orca Bus Pass at a Reduced Fare for Students

Connect with other Commuters on Facebook

Locker Information

Housing FAQ

Get Involved on Campus! 

While you might not live on campus, there are lots of ways to make friends and invest in the NU community! Here are some of our best ideas (click through these links to find out more): 

More Questions?

Commuting students are a vital part of the university community. We want you to get involved! To help our commuters integrate into campus life, Shelbie Frye, the Community Life Coordinator, is here for you! Contact her at or find her in her office located in the Pecota Student Center!