The Commons

The Commons

The Commons is a traditional-style first-year housing area located in the center of campus. The Commons are home to our Honors College, Schar School of Policy and Government, and Well-Being Learning Communities. 

Hanover Hall is the central community building featuring a study lounge, TV lounge, classroom spaces, common kitchen area, vending area, and professional staff offices.


All rooms contain one of each of the following per-resident. 

Bed Desk
Chair Dresser
Carpets and window treatments are provided. 
  • Each floor has community bathrooms and houses 26 to 30 residents double and single bedrooms.
  • The Commons is a non-smoking and alcohol-free housing area.
  • Wi-Fi and cable are provided in each residential area


The Commons Floor Plans

The University Commons 3D floor plans can be viewed here.

The Commons house 500 residents in seven residence halls:

Be sure to check back for 3D floor plans, which will allow you to view rooms in University Commons and take virtual measurements. 

Outside of Amherst Residence Hall
Outside of Brunswick Residence Hall
Outside of Franklin Residence Hall
Outside of Grayson Residence Hall
Dickenson common area with chairs TV and some art
Essex Common Area with chairs, tv, and posters