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The Commuter Affairs Office (CAO) helped students start the semester bright and early with their Commuter Coffee Kick Off. CAO staff passed out free coffee and snacks to students coming onto campus for their first classes of the semester. The CAO has held this event every semester since fall 2009 to establish themselves with commuter students.
“We are trying to meet students and have them put a face to our office. We are also answering questions and giving out information regarding programs and services that we offer,” CAO director Larry Provost said. “I also thought students might be hungry in the morning if they were in a rush, so they can grab a coffee and a doughnut.”
Other resources offered by the CAO include off-campus prayer groups, an online apartment finder, off-campus bus routes and meal plans tailored specifically for commuter students, according to Provost. The Commuter Affairs website also has link to local news websites, Lynchburg community event websites and listings of local churches, to help students become more involved in the community.
“I also encourage our students, while off campus, to not lose their passion for Christ but increase it through involvement and dedicated service in a local church,” Provost said. “The same Christ who died for us is the same Christ who died for the lost. He needs to be shared as He was shared with us.”
Any inquiries and suggestions that students have can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.