Off-Campus FAQ

Application Process

How do I submit my additional materials for my application?

At the end of the application you will be able to attach all of you addiitonal materials. These can be in picture (.jpg,.png, etc) format, or in a pdf format.

It's been some time since I've submitted my application and I haven't heard anything yet, did you receive it?

Please allow our office 10 business days to process and review your application materials. If you are concerned about the status of your application, or wish to ensure that all of your materials were submitted correctly please email our office at with the subject "Off-Campus Application Materials". 

I'm not sure where I will be living at this point, should I still complete the application?

Yes please! We can update your address after you make your final housing decision, however, if you fail to apply we cannot retroactively allow you to apply.

I'm already living off-campus. Do I need to complete another application?

Yes please! By completing the application you are re-verifying your intent to remain off-campus as well as updating your address with the institution. If you were approved under the commuter exemption we will also need updated documentation of your living status.

Living Off-Campus

Is there a place for me to store my items on campus?

There will be limited space in the Student Affairs Office to house items such as books and lunch bags. This space is available upon request. Student Affairs will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Where can I park?

Doane offers specific lots to commuter students in order to meet their parking needs. Parking maps can be found at or at the Doane Safety Office located on the lower-level of the Perry Campus Center.

When is the library open?

Perkins Library hours of operation, during the school year:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-11:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm-11:00pm

What do I do if I don't have my own computer?

Laptops can be checked out from the library during normal hours. There are also computer labs located in Perkins Library, Communications, and Chab Weyers Education & Hixson Lied Art buildings.

Can I access internet while on campus?

Wireless internet access is available campus wide.

Can I eat on campus?

You are welcome to eat in the cafeteria, at Tiger Inn, or go through the Grab-N-Go station located within the cafeteria. Either pay as you go, or purchase a meal plan through the business office. If you want to bring your own food, refrigerators and microwaves are available in the Student Leadership Office with additional microwaves for your use in the cafeteria.

Will I get a mailbox on campus?

All students receive a campus mailbox. Mailboxes are located within the Service Bureau, on the lower-level of Perry Campus Center.

In addition, the same services provided at the Service Bureau to on-campus students, are also available to you, as a commuter student.

How do I get involved on campus if I don't live there?

We offer 60+ registered clubs and organizations for students regardless of your residential status. As a student, you also have access to the Haddix Athletic & Fitness Center.

Haddix Center hours of operation, during the school year:
Monday through Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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