Campus Heartbeat

Built on the footprint of the Driscoll Student Center's northside and located at the heart of campus, the Community Commons houses spaces for classes, programming, studying and collaborative opportunities, as well as a central dining hall to bring people together for meals and conversation. 

We envision an environment alive with engaged discourse and nightly activity where students converse and collaborate with faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors. A space where the connection to DU is not found on an ID card or inside the boundaries of buildings, but in the common threads found in discussing real-world issues, gathering together before attending a hockey game or sipping a coffee at a new outdoor café.

  • Community Commons Rendering

    Rendering: Community Commons, Opening Winter 2021

  • Roof Top

    Rendering: Roof Top Event Space

  • Event Space

    Rendering: Event Space

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132K Square feet of communal space for activities and interaction

ONE Central dining location for campus

15 Departments for student services all under one roof

Architecture of Belonging

The Community Commons will be the campus centerpiece and a recognizable symbol of DU and its distinctive high-impact transformational approach to learning. It will become the preferred gathering place for collaborations, discussions, meetings, special events and celebrations of achievements of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public.