Commuter students add diversity to the Goucher community. They have a different perspective to share, and the Office of Student Engagement encourages and assists commuters in exchanging ideas, concerns, and suggestions with college offices and student peers. All commuters are invited to come to monthly commuter events to relax, unwind, and mingle with fellow commuters. If you have any questions or need more information, please e-mail Aisha Rivers (assistant director of student engagement) or stop by the Office of Student Engagement.
At Goucher, it's not difficult to find ways to get involved outside of the classroom. Every day, there are a variety of free and inexpensive social events, including athletic matches, lectures, and performances. You could work on campus, join an organization, or create your own club. Or maybe get involved in the community with volunteer opportunities. Whatever you're interested in, there's a way at Goucher to get involved in it. Go here to peruse your many options, or see what's going on around town here.
A full list of campus resources is here, but check out the following information on offices and departments that can help you through your college experience.
Career Development Office
Dorsey Center 206
From choosing a major to finding an internship to deciding what you're going to do after you graduate, the CDO makes it easy to prepare yourself for all of the important decisions you're going to face during your time at Goucher College.
Student Health and Counseling Services
Health Center, Heubeck Hall
Good health means having a full measure of physical, emotional, and social vitality. Students who pay the annual health fee (mandatory for all undergraduate students) can be seen at the health center for free for medical and emergency care throughout the academic year. Graduate students who do not pay the annual health fee can be seen at the health center on a fee-for-service basis. In addition, the center offers comprehensive educational services to maintain or improve your health.
Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)
Julia Rogers Building, 2nd Floor
The Academic Center for Excellence provides academic support services, such as by helping students develop their current skill level and providing strategies and services to promote academic success. ACE is in the Academic Center at Julia Rogers. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Computing Services can help you open an e-mail account and give you your voice-mail password. You must bring your Goucher ID with you. If you have any questions you may call the Computer Support Help Desk at 410-337-6322.
Computer Labs and Facilities
Located in Van Meter, Hoffberger, Meyerhoff, and the Athenaeum
Announcements are made on WBAL-AM (1090) and most other Baltimore radio stations between 6:30 and 7:10 a.m. A message also will be put on the college switchboard (410-337-6000) as soon as a decision is made.
The Commuter Commons is located on the Forum level of the Athenaeum, just behind Alice's Restaurant. The space features a microwave, refrigerator, computer lab, and phone. The Commons provides a space for students to gather between classes to eat, socialize, and study. Access is granted to all commuter students 24/7 during the academic session. Storage lockers are also available in the Commons for commuter students to keep books, food, clothes, a toothbrush, etc. while classes are in session. The lockers are free and are assigned through a lottery. Please contact Aisha Rivers for more information on the lottery process. Students must provide their own locks.
The Front Gate (main) entrance located on Dulaney Valley Road is open 24 hours a day. When the college is in full academic session, security officers monitor all incoming vehicular traffic from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. All drivers must stop their vehicles and check in with the officer every time they enter campus. The registration decals on community members' cars are their passes onto campus. You may call the Public Safety Office at 410-337-6112 for access to non-residential buildings after hours. They will also provide an escort to any on-campus destinations during the hours of darkness.
Student vehicles must be registered by the end of the first week of classes at the Office of Public Safety in Heubeck Hall. A current Goucher College ID, driver's license, and state motor vehicle registration card must be presented to register a vehicle. There is a $50/year or $35/semester fee for student vehicle registration.
The OneCard, Goucher's multifunctional ID card, offers students a variety of point-of-sales debit services. Much like an electronic checkbook, money in a student's OneCard account is debited as needed with the swipe of a card. Debit transactions offered are meal plans, bookstore purchases, post office, laundry facilities, vending purchases, security, the health center, and various off-campus vendors. More detailed information about the OneCard is available here.
All you need to know about campus dining can be found here.