Commuting to Campus

Over half of Mount Mercy students commute to campus each day. Some are undergraduate juniors and seniors living in Cedar Rapids. Others are graduate and adult students taking night and weekend classes to expand their career opportunities. All of them are valued members of the Mount Mercy community.

We encourage both commuter and residential students to make the most of their Mount Mercy experience:

Close & Convenient

The Mount Mercy campus is only 3.5 miles from downtown Cedar Rapids and is easily accessible by car, bus or bike. When you get here, there is plenty of free parking only minutes from your classroom door. In the winter, park near one of the tunnel entrances and walk comfortably to class in our network of heated underground walkways.

Unlimited Access

Even if you don’t live on campus, you’ll have unlimited access to the Busse Library and other study areas, all campus dining halls and cafes, the University Center and the Hennessy Recreation Center.

Community Connections

Mount Mercy has served Cedar Rapids and greater Eastern Iowa for 82 years. Our graduates are your nurses, your teachers, your business colleagues and your neighbors. By attending Mount Mercy as a commuter student, not only will you join an active and supportive campus community, you’ll be welcomed into a strong local alumni network.