Welcome to University Commons

Take a first look inside the U of A’s new space for collaboration and community.


Located as the gateway to North campus, University Commons (UCommons) is an exciting blend of the history of the former Dentistry/Pharmacy Centre with a renewed purpose to serve our diverse community now and into the future. UCommons is a gathering place. It will be a multi-functional building that will support student services, academics, administration and community. It has purposeful spaces for student services and supports, collaboration, celebration, pop-up events and more. The intent is to share space as a community, regardless of discipline, in a building that is adaptable over time, allowing for new and innovative uses that meet the needs of a modern and growing community.

In this video preview, take a look inside UCommons and find out how the design of the building embraces principles of sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI), accessibility and connectivity.