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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.


Get familiar with the three main hubs that make up our Cambridge campus with a satellite map of Lesley, or take a quick glance at the highlights:

  • South: Steps from Harvard Square, South Campus is where you’ll find our campus green, Sherrill Library, and Washburn Dining Commons. It’s a quiet place to hang out and study.
  • Doble: Smack dab between our South 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 classrooms, cafes, the Support Hub, and administrative offices, such as Financial Aid and the Registrar.

Community and Connections

You want to meet new people and do fun things, but you’re really busy. What better way to get to know other commuters than to attend commuter events or join the Undergraduate Commuter Student Organization? Whether it’s Bingo, DIY crafting, Information Sessions, or Cookies for Commuters, attending events is a great way to connect on campus. For details, contact commuters@lesley.edu. Find even more ways to get involved by exploring our 30+ student organizations

Fitness, Recreation, and Games

Take a break and work up a sweat in the Fitness Center (1st Floor, Doble Hall) or drop in on group fitness classes, such as Zumba or yoga. Commuter Student Services also has sports equipment for you to borrow. Basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, beach blankets, Frisbees, and corn hole are all available for student use. And if you’re looking to game, McKenna Student Center has lots of board games and even Xboxes to check out.


Writing a research paper? Need some inspiration for a class project? Take advantage of our two main libraries: Sherrill Library (South) 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)

Virtual Bookstore

In addition to a wide selection of textbooks and course materials, the online bookstore provides fast, free shipping directly to your home. Select new, used, rental, or eBook items and take advantage of our Guaranteed Buyback program. To begin browsing, visit bncvirtual.com/lesley and log in using your Lesley username and password via single sign-on. Questions? Contact the bookstore's customer service team at customerservice@bncservices.com or by phone at (800) 325-3252. Customer service hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. ET, Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET.

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

When on the Lesley Dining Website page please scroll down to the Meal Plan & Door Rates for Commuters section for detail on purchasing a commuter meal plan.

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.

Carpooling Program

Visit the Baystate Commute website for information on carpooling, vanpooling, transit trips and more.

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 South and Doble.

Commuter Food Pantry

Information about new arrangements will be posted soon. 

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.