University of Northern Colorado Campus Commons

Greeley, Colorado

Designed to create a more successful student, the Commons will bring more opportunities, support services, and programs in an aesthetic and collegiate space.


University of Northern Colorado

Project Size


Professional Services

Facilities Master Planning

In one location, the Commons will bring together curricular opportunities and support services that help students connect, explore and engage. It will also address specific instructional needs of students in performing and visual arts, business, nutrition, and hospitality/tourism programs. For alumni, community partners and visitors, the Commons will be a front porch to the University, the primary point of entry for connecting with UNC.

The functions in the Commons are about both reaching out and drawing people in. It is designed to be approachable and welcoming, engaging and interactive, personal and individualized. It is about cultivating aspirations, fostering success, and providing spaces that inspire collaboration and innovation. The Commons represents a shift from institution-centric design to student-centric design and reflects the connections UNC fosters among academics, research and community. The building will link the University’s West Campus to its Central Campus, uniting them as one University.
4 goals of this project;
• Increase enrollment
• Increase student success and graduate rates
• Address venue needs for visual and performing arts
• Create connection point for broader community