In light of Campus closure and as a precautionary measure regarding COVID-19, Campus Commons is closed to the public in an effort to best support our campus community. Bear Central staff are working remotely and ask for your patience as some services may be limited and response time may increase. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize health and safety. Updates will be published to our COVID-19 information page as the situation develops.
A gateway to UNC's Campus
Campus Commons, or the Commons, is an entry point and wheel hub to UNC's campus, serving as a central point for visitors, current students and alumni alike. In addition to welcoming guests and showcasing the arts, the Commons provides open and reserve study and hangout spaces, rehearsal rooms and more to complement the neighboring University Center.
Finished in 2019, with the support of many generous donors and alumni, the Commons signifies how UNC is facing the future: with student support, a welcoming presence, cool art, beautiful music and really good pie.
The Campus Commons is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Buildings Council. Learn more about the certification.
Warm yourself by the fire pit and watch the sun set over the Rockies from one of the Adirondack chairs on the patio space between the Commons and the University Center.
Old and New
The social stairs, a focal point of the Commons when you enter from the south entrance by the main parking lots, are made of wood that was reclaimed from railway cars.
In the Commons
UNC Book Store and Fan Shop
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the, UNC Book Store is temporarily closed but you can still show off your bear pride in style! Shop online and your order will be processed within 25-48 hours of being placed, plus free shipping.