Chapman University is overall a commuter campus with only 32% of students living on campus and the majority 68% living off campus. While the university is aware that most students commute, it collects little information about how many commute from miles away and how many live even across the street from campus. Developing knowledge of student distribution off campus is directly related to our ability to provide support for student transportation needs. Using this knowledge, the university will be able to make informed recommendations for the most successful alternative transportation methods that will reduce parking issues on campus and make a more enjoyable commute experience for students.
- Gather information about student preferences and concerns regarding transportation options
- Develop a spatial understanding of student residence distribution relative to campus
- Suggest alternative transportation programs that will be the most successful based on need and preference