The week of March 26 – 30, “Commuter Appreciation Week,” was a time dedicated to honoring commuters for the countless minutes they spend in traffic.
Associated Students of California Baptist University (ASCBU) put on activities and sent invitations the week before, encouraging commuters to come out and connect with the student body in ways they may not have otherwise.
The week started off on Monday with free car washes, which were offered at 2 p.m. by Sand Volleyball Courts.
Tuesday, free coffee was available in between early classes in Stamps Courtyard, and a dodgeball tournament took place at the tennis courts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. that evening.
Free massage appointments were offered in the Gameroom, Wednesday on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday at 8 p.m., there was a movie night at the Sand Volleyball Courts, where they watched “Cars 2,” enjoyed a bonfire and free kettlecorn.
On Friday, a free Chick-fil-A lunch was awarded to all those with a ticket from the Gameroom.
“I’m glad that CBU has Commuter Appreciation Week. It makes us feel like we exist,” Daisy Castillo, sophomore, said. “We don’t live on campus so sometimes we can’t always make it to all the activities on campus. By having commuter appreciation week it makes us feel included in things and does make us feel appreciated for the long or short commutes to school.”
On top of all of these activities, various prizes were given away throughout the week, ranging from items such as gas gift cards, T-shirts and restaurant gift cards.
Community Life, with the help of ASCBU, puts on a Commuter Appreciation week at the end of every semester.