Through various programs and services, the Idaho Commons cultivates and enhances the living and learning experiences of students. Our students enjoy the many aspects of the building itself while gathering with friends to study, learn, and socialize with each other in a comfortable atmosphere. Cultural enrichment programs such as art exhibits, music, and speaker presentations are available to students, other members of the University community, and area residents. Opportunities for community and individual development exist for students through student government experiences, program planning, student organization involvement, volunteer opportunities, and job experiences.
It’s not surprising that every day around 10,000 people enter and exit this wonderful facility. This is the heart of campus, a venue where ideas are exchanged, a place to re-charge with food or coffee, a building with big windows and comfortable chairs providing areas perfect for studying or meeting. There is a grand piano in the Cedar Grove room on the main floor, and it isn't uncommon to find students relaxing and studying on a winter day, listening to other students play music while they deviate between watching the snow fall, reading a book or even catching a catnap.
It makes sense that many important services for students would be located in this main artery of student life on the University of Idaho campus.
You will find:
The Commons also offers a number of meeting rooms and spaces
that may be reserved for meetings social gatherings, displays, and conferences.
Stop by the Information desk, located at the entrance near the rotunda on the main floor if you are having trouble locating a service or room, or if you want to check-out a locker, or billiards or foosball equipment. There are X-box consoles available for rental as well, in case you need a quick study break
The Teaching and Learning Center
The TLC is the primary classroom facility on the U of I campus and is home to thirty five classrooms, seating up to 1863 students at any given time.
The building also houses: