As commuters make their way daily from the parking garage to class and vice versa, they are not likely to see many flyers advertising university events. According to university policy, flyers approved by OSLCD can be posted in the campus’ main buildings and flyers approved by a resident director can be posted in residence halls. However, flyers cannot be posted in the parking garage. The Commuting Students Association (CSA) is attempting to change this university policy.
CSA strives to keep commuters informed about what is happening in the Fordham community. Ideally, flyers posted in the parking garage would be another way to help CSA keep commuters involved.
Alex Frank, FCRH ’16, has a positive outlook on the effect of posting flyers in the parking garage. “There are some commuters that just drive to school for classes and go straight home,” Frank said. “Maybe if there are event flyers in the garage, there will be enough incentive for them to stay.”
Danielle Catinella, FCRH ’15, also feels that flyers will enhance the commuting experience. “When I commuted in my freshman year, I got a lot of information from flyers posted in the residence halls where my friends lived,” Catinella said. Now that I am a resident myself, I would love to see more commuters attending on-campus events, and I think that posting flyers in the parking garage would be a great way to encourage this.”
Ramon Cabral, FCRH ’14, is the head of policy for CSA. He says CSA is trying to find a place to post flyers in the parking garage through the installation of a poster board or a comparable area where commuting students can see flyers. If commuters were made more aware of on-campus events, they would be more likely to attend them, thus benefitting these commuting students, as well as the general Fordham community.
“The general population of Fordham University would benefit greatly, as the Commuting Students Association plans to advertise numerous opportunities for everyone who enters and exits the garage,” said Cabral. “We plan on posting events, opportunities and any general information that might benefit the Fordham community, specifically targeting commuter students who park in the parking lot.”