The new residence hall shifts the center of gravity for campus life to the north side of 11th Avenue. This requires a central gathering place.
Our new 15,000 square foot Student Commons meets these needs with a spacious atmosphere for an inviting dining hall, large outdoor patio, and a second-floor student center with an expansive deck overlooking the mill race.
The dining hall will have the capacity to serve up to 600 with a variety of restaurant-style choices of hot entrees, cook-to-order selections, and to-go options. Above the dining hall will be 6,000 square feet of flexible space where students can unwind and balance the intensity of study with lighthearted fun.
Our students need a welcoming and safe space where they can be together—family style. The Student Commons will be our campus “living room” where students can play a game of pingpong, watch a movie, host an open mic night, make a date, plan a project, or lounge on the balcony. A true community hub, the Student Commons will be the place where students make lifelong memories, share meaningful conversations, play, dream, and simply experience life together.