Campus Heartbeat

Opened in January 2021, DU’s new Community Commons reimagines the way our community interacts by reimagining the way space is used on campus. This transformative new 132,000 square-foot addition to campus collects 15 of DU’s student-focused services and offices under one roof, and includes flexible spaces for classes, programming, studying and collaboration. The building also includes an all-new, central campus dining hall—The Rebecca Chopp Grand Central Market—uniting our community through meals and conversation. 

Visitors enjoy countless options to relax, recharge and engage with their peers. Community Commons provides access to 4 floors of state-of-the-art, flexible spaces intended to invigorate the student experience—not to mention 360-degree views of Downtown Denver and Colorado’s Front Range, via rooftop patios and gathering spaces.


Exploring The Community Commons

  • Aerial view of Community Commons
  • Community Commons exterior
  • community commons interior
  • students eating together
  • students in study rooms

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.