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Commuter Involvement

Start your UMBC experience off right by attending the Freshman Commuter Retreat!

Want to meet other commuters?  Come out to our Commuter Programs!

Learn about the benefits of the Commuter Gold Card.

Meet our Commuter Assistants

CA Kaleigh selfie Kayleigh

Hello, my name is Kayleigh and I am a Commuter Assistant for OCSS. I am a Freshman student studying Global Studies, and I also have minors in music and Spanish. I live on-campus and I started working with OCSS in January of 2020. I’m a CA because I want to make sure that commuter students have the same opportunities and resources as students living on-campus. So if you have any questions or suggestions, please stop by!

CA Reina Reina

Hello, my name is Reina and I am a Commuter Assistant at Off-Campus Student Services. I am currently a Sophomore studying Financial Economics. I also volunteer for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). When campus is open, I commute from my home (in Howard County) to school. I am excited to give back to the commuter population because they are like my family and have done so much for me in the past. When I was a freshman, OCSS and other commuter students made me feel so welcomed and helped me a lot. I want to make sure that other commuters feel the same way and get the resources they need.


My name is Uche Anaeto, I’m a junior majoring in biology major. I commute from Gwynn Oak which is about 15 mins from campus. I’m really excited to be a part of the OCSS team to share my creative ideas on how to bring about interactions with students who live off-campus.


Salaam, my name is Mastewal Hunde and I am commuter assistants at Off-Campus Student Services. I am currently a junior Mechanical Engineering major with a minor in Africana Studies. Besides being a CA, I also work as Desk Receptionist at Harbor Hall. I became part of the OCSS family as of January 2019, and have been loving my position since. I love getting to meet new people so please do not be afraid to contact me or came to the desk to have a chat. Thank you and I look forward to meeting you soon!


Hi! My name is Aria Grizzle and I am a Commuter Assistant for OCSS. I am a freshman majoring in chemical engineering on a premed track. I am currently a commuter myself and am looking forward to being a part of the OCSS CA team. I value this program because it allows commuter students to feel connected with the UMBC community. I am in SGA, the Caribbean Student Council, STEM LLC, and UMBC’s Dance Team. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you with all of your commuter needs!


My name is Samuel Murrill, and I am a Commuter Assistant in the Off-Campus Student Services at UMBC. Starting off my first semester at UMBC in Fall 2019, I came to campus as a commuter student and a transfer students. Luckily, I was able to rely on OCSS to allow me to become well acclimated with the university. I know what it is like to be a student who feels disconnected from the college community I attend and even more so how it feels to be apart of an organization that makes sure I am connected with other students like me. As a Media and Communication Studies Major in my Junior year of college, I joined the OCSS staff as a Commuter Assistant to help students feel how they should: part of this campus in a strong college experience. My hopes as a CA is that students will be able to find the resources they need, engage with others like them, and be able to voice any concerns they have as students under these demographics. I will always be willing to listen and help out if I can; you can find me at the OCSS desk or at one of the commuter events!