In the U.S., students often live in college dormitories. In other words, they live on campus. Sometimes students rent apartments in the city and then take public transportation to school. A student might have a 15-minute commute by bus or train. Others are able to live at home and then travel to school. Their commute to the campus might take longer.

commute - ездить ежедневно на работу (из пригорода в город), дорога на работу
commuter - тот, кто ездит на работу
commuter rail - электричка
carpool - по очереди подвозить друг друга на автомобиле
telecommute - работать на компанию удаленно (дома)