The CWRU Commuter Lounge, located on the foundation level of Thwing Center West, offers commuters a place to socialize and study. Just like home, the lounge is divided into a variety of living areas including a TV room, a game room with table tennis and pool tables, a study room, and a kitchenette with a sink, microwave, and refrigerator.


Equipment use is based on a first-come-first-served basis, and students are asked to limit their use since the machine is shared. Restrooms are located above the lounge on the first floor of Thwing Center

The Commuter and Off Campus Organization office is located in the lounge, and events and activities are hosted there. Restrooms are located above the lounge on the first floor of Thwing Center.

Lounge Access

Students must use their ID/swipe cards to enter the lounge. New commuter students and those students experiencing problems accessing the lounge can obtain card access by stopping by the office of Thwing Center Administration in 171 Thwing Center, Monday though Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact Kristin Urig for more information.

During the fall and spring semesters, the lounge is open Monday through Friday.


Students in the lounge

The lounge contains 50 lockers. Students can sign up for a locker the first week of classes by contacting Kristin Urig. Students will be given a locker and must provide their own lock. They will also be asked to sign a locker contract. Locker contents and locks must be emptied by the last day of each semester. Unclaimed locks and the contents of those lockers will be removed. Those students not complying with the locker contract will be asked to provide a $20 deposit for all subsequent locker use. Day lockers also are available at the entrance to Kelvin Smith Library.

Lounge Equipment

Lounge equipment is shared by all commuters. Please be courteous to others by taking care of the equipment. Equipment that is broken or lost may or may not be replaced until the following semester.


Commuters may bring CWRU residential students and off-campus guests to the lounge, but they are expected to remain in the lounge with their guests. Hosts are responsible for any damage incurred to Thwing Center and/or COCO equipment by guests using the lounge.

Lounge Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday

The commuter lounge is closed during the summer and on all university holidays and breaks.