Commuter Assistance Mentorship Program

What is CAMP?

The Commuter Assistance Mentorship Program (CAMP) is a program that matches upper-class commuters with first-year commuter students to assist with their transition to college. Your first year as a commuter can be overwhelming. Consider getting connected with a Commuter Mentor to help you make the most of your first year here at Montclair State University! We encourage you to apply for the Commuter Assistance Mentorship Program (CAMP).

CAMP applications for first year and transfer students to become a mentee open during the summer break.  We do open applications again during the winter break for new transfer students. They will be accepted on a first come basis, once all spots are filled students will be waitlisted until a spot opens up for them. The application will be used to help with the matching process so we encourage you to answer as detailed as possible. After the application is completed, students will receive a confirmation email and their mentor as well as next steps by the second week of August.

If you are looking to become a CAMP mentor for the upcoming year, applications will open during March.  You will be able to apply on the Commuter Life Engage page.


We Are Here To Help!

Not only will you get help with all things Commuter Life but you will gain new experiences, be invited to exclusive CAMP social events and have the opportunity to network with and meet new people. There is still time to sign up for the program, but spots are limited!


If you have any questions about CAMP, please email

Meet Our Mentors!

Angela Castro – Junior
Town: Paterson
Major: Child Advocacy and Policy
Involvement: Returning Mentor, Latin American Student Organization – Secretary, Future Professionals in Student Affairs, Commuter Student Advisory Board

Bryan Calderon – Junior
Town: West New York
Major: Business Administration
Involvement: CAMP Mentee, Finance Club, EOF

Debbie Martinez – Junior
Town: Wallington/Paterson
Major: Justice Studies
Involvement: Tri-Alpha First Gen Honor Society, Pre-Law Society

Eliana Betancur – Senior
Town: Jersey City
Major: Accounting
Involvement: Montclair Womens Hockey, Montclair Womens Club Baseball, Study Abroad

Hannah Gonzalez – Senior
Town: Ridgefield Park
Major: Business Administration
Involvement: Omega Phi Chi Multicultural Society – Vice President

Keren Franco – Junior
Town: Hackensack
Major: Justice Studies
Involvement: Returning Mentor, Latin American Student Organization

Maddison Chin – Senior
Town: Montville
Major: Communication & Media Studies
Involvement: Returning Mentor, Admissions Ambassador, Orientation Leader, Center for Student Involvement (CSI) – Event Assistant/Manager

Melanie Lopez – Junior
Town: Paterson
Major: Journalism and Digital Media
Involvement: Undergraduate Admissions Senior Customer Service Coordinator, Peer Mentor

Nicole Cabrera-Borrero – Junior
Town: Paterson
Major: Accounting & International Business
Involvement: Returning Mentor, SLAM, Marketing Club Member, Feliciano Women in Business Member

Nelab Ahmadi – Junior
Town: Montville
Major: Biology
Involvement: Returning Mentor, Vice President Pre-PA Club – Previous Secretary, CSAM Student Ambassador, Member of Circle K, Member of Environmental Club

Taylor Myer – Senior
Town: Bloomfield
Major: Sustainability Science
Involvement: Sigma Delta Phi Sorority Member

Whitney Porter – Senior
Town: Wayne
Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice
Involvement: Psychology Club, Pre-Law Club

Zakieh Abuadas – Senior
Town: Paterson
Major: Biology
Involvement: Lab Researcher, Treasurer for Model UN Club, Treasurer for Montclair Dance Marathon