The Commons, located on the east side of campus, is our student dining facility, but it is much more than that. Its ground floor houses the campus bookstore and post office, and it is connected to the Guerrieri University Center by a curved hallway called "the link". The second floor of The Commons has University Dining offices, event rooms and a formal dining room. The 124,000-square- foot Commons is fully accessible to the handicapped.

The input students had on the design of The Commons is evident as soon as you walk inside. Students wanted lounges where they could meet friends before going in to eat.  Those two lounges are informally called "the comfort zone." The furniture is attractive, comfortable and durable. When school is in session, the space between the two lounges become prime contact territory for student groups.

Of SU's 6,000 students, 5,200 are full-time equivalent, and 1,700 of them live on campus. Students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan, and they have the option of participating in either of the two unlimited access plans or a plan that offers 12 meals per week plus Dining Dollars. We also offer smaller meal plans designed to fit the needs and budgets of our commuters. Guests are welcome at The Commons, where they can pay cash to enjoy the same all-you-care-to-eat Marketplace options at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
 
Commons concourse
 
Most of our 4,500 daily visitors have only one thing in mind when they come through the doors, of course, and it isn't the architecture or meal plan choices. They want to eat, and their path to satisfaction lies just on the other side of the entrance.

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