Commuter Places and Spaces

Places for commuters on campus

Commuter Lounge 

The Commuter Lounge, conveniently located #231 Upper Level Walker Student Center, is a great place for commuters to relax, eat, study and fellowship.   

Commuter Lounge Hours: 6 a.m. – midnight, Mon-Fri, just swipe in with your JBU ID card. 

Amenities: Lounge area, large group table, small group table, individual study desks, fridge/freezer, microwave, Keurig, lockers, device charging station, etc. 

Lockers: These are a great way to keep your books and things in a centralized place on campus so you can navigate your daily schedule without having to carry everything with you.  Lockers are available first-come, first-served.  Just put your own lock on it for the day or the semester.   

Charging Station: Charge your devices while you study, relax or eat in the Commuter Lounge. Remember, don’t leave your devices behind. 

Commuters – enjoy your lounge! 

Other spaces on campus and beyond to hangout and study:

  • Walker Student Center
    • Located in the heart of campus, Walker Student Center (WSC) is a great place to study or just hang out. There are loads of other students here, lots of tables, and multiple food options nearby. WSC also is home to the commuter lounge.
  • LRC Lobby
    • The Learning Resource Center (LRC) lobby is a nice quiet place to get stuff done. Located right outside the library, the LRC is a good place to work on group projects or homework between classes. The LRC lobby has tables, couches, and vending machines; it is also conveniently located near the library and Media Lab.
  • Library
    • What better place to study then a library? The JBU library is a peaceful place to get your work done. There are plenty of desks, study centers, and study rooms so you can find a place to get to work. Bonus: the librarians are incredible friendly and helpful and have even been known to brew coffee on special occasions.
  • Academic Buildings
    • There are great study and hangout spaces in the academic buildings throughout campus. We encourage you to explore these places to study, relax and fellowship.  Commuters are encouraged to spend time in the academic spaces tied to their major or explore new spaces and buildings to connect with students outside their major.   Explore artwork, artifacts and great people in these spaces.
  • Outside
    • Take advantage of the many beautiful days at JBU by spending time outdoors. Take advantage of the numerous hammocks and benches around campus, relax by the Cathedral Fountain, catch a vista of campus from the Walker Student Center balconies equipped with tables and chairs or enjoy the Sager Creek trail throughout campus. 
  • Downtown
    • Walk, bike, board, blade or drive to downtown Siloam Springs where you’ll find quaint shops, coffee shops, restaurants, beautiful parks along Sager Creek and more! 

Parking

JBU’s campus is designed to have parking throughout campus.  You’re only a short distance away from your destination(s) from any parking spot on campus.  Be mindful of high student traffic time (ie: chapel) and plan where you will park.

To park a car on campus, you must register that car with Campus Safety at the beginning of the year. Then you will receive a sticker that allows you to park in specified lots for day students. Visit the Campus Safety webpage to get more details about parking and directions on registering your car.

COMMUTER BONUS: There is a special Commuter-of-the-Month parking spot near the Cathedral. There will be a random drawing for the spot each month at our commuter event.

Commuter Parking Spaces: 

Spots marked with “P”

Printable PDF Parking Map