Students who live off-campus are encouraged to become involved in the University community. All student programs and services at Trinity Western are available to commuting students.

The Marlie Snider Collegia Program provides a warm invitation to belong in community for commuters at TWU. Collegiums are a home away from home for commuter students. Here you, as a commuter, will find all the comforts of home (great atmosphere, comfy couches, microwaves, computers, fireplace, coffee and a lot more), a relaxing refuge before, between and after classes and a great place to connect with other students, staff and faculty. Collegia Program Assistants (CAs) support commuter students in their transition to and development at Trinity Western. These intentional communities come fully equipped with kitchens, lounge areas and space for eating, studying and accessing reference materials. CAs also help organize events in the collegium throughout the year. Hours of operation are 7a.m. to 7p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The Collegia Program facilities are closed on all major holidays and during Independent Student Week. You can apply for membership to undergraduate collegiums from the student portal. For membership in the Graduate Collegium ask a student leader in the Graduate Collegium for a membership card.


The Marlie Snider Collegia Program provides a warm invitation to belong in community for commuters. Collegiums are a home away from home. Here you will find all the comforts of home - great atmosphere, comfy couches, microwaves, computers, fireplace, coffee.  Collegiums provide a relaxing refuge before, between and after classes and a great place to connect with other students, staff and faculty. Take a closer look at our collegiums

Register for Collegium Membership 


Other services commuter students include:

The Lower Caf: It's a comfortable place place to grab a coffee or a quick lunch

Main Cafeteria and Lounge: This is the main hub on campus to eat, meet with friends, or just relax.

Atrium: Conveniently located next to the library, it's quieter place to read and study.

Carpool/Ride Share: Check out our online Ride Share Board for an economic and friendly commute.

Carpool Parking Passes: You'll have access to preferred parking spots around campus with a carpool parking pass.

Good Morning Commuter Program: Once a month commuters will be welcomed onto campus with a warm "Good morning, commuter!" and a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or cappuccino and TimBits. 


For information regarding the TWU Community Covenant and other university policies, please refer to the Trinity Western University Student Handbook.

Glen Hansen

Glenn Hansen
Assistant Director of Community Life, Commuter Programs
Student Life Offices, Reimer Student Center
glenn.hansen@twu.ca