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Davis Student Commons

​The Davis Student Commons are a “student life center” for the campus. Major groups housed on the 3rd floor include the Student Government Association, JU 108 (the campus radio station), the Dolphin Productions student programming board, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Intramural Sports, and Orientation. These groups share the 3rd floor with the offices of Student Life, Campus Activities, the Career Development Center, and the Solutions Center.

The Student Commons also houses the state of the art Billie Nimnicht Jr. Fitness Center, the Buccaneer Game Room, a student lounge, and multiple meeting rooms (including the Carolyn Munroe Wilson Conference Room and Thomas and Usen Auditoriums).  Nellie’s Grill is located in the Student Commons Building.​


​Davis Student Commons

  • ​Monday - Friday: 7:00AM to 11:00PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM to 11:00PM

​​1st Floor

  • Usen Auditorium
  • Billie Nimnicht Jr. Fitness Center
    • Monday - Friday: 7:00AM to 11:00PM
    • Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM to 11:00PM
  • Ross Theater

2nd Floor (Main Level)

  • Nellie's Cafe
    • Monday - Friday: 11:00AM to 10:30PM
    • Saturday & Sunday: 2:00PM to 10:30PM
  • Student Solutions Center
  • Meeting Room Space
  • Lounge Space
  • Buccaneer Room
    • 7 days a week: 10:00AM to 11:00PM
    • Table Tennis
    • Pool Tables
    • Arcade Games
    • ​Foosball Table

3rd Floor

  • Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Career Development Center
  • Dean of Students
  • Student Life
  • Carolyn Monroe Wilson Conference Room
  • JU108 Radio Station
  • Student Organization Offices
    • Student Alliance
    • Dolphin Productions
    • Intramurals
    • Orientation
    • Fraternity & Sorority Life

​The building that formerly housed the Davis College of Business has been transformed into Jacksonville University’s first student union and functions as a true center of student life for the campus. The designation for the new Davis Student Commons was directed and endowed by the Davis Family.

Transitioning the building from its former state to the Student Commons was a substantial project, requiring significant renovations and reconfigurations to the facility. To aid in the planning process for this transition, an advisory committee of students, faculty members, and staff representatives was assembled in late Spring 2004. Throughout the Fall 2004 semester, the committee gathered input from the campus community, through various mediums, on the future use of this facility. A final report on the recommendations for this facility was issued to President Kerry Romesburg in late December 2004.

The University contracted with Reynolds, Smith, and Hills architects for the design and planning of the Commons renovation and Dav-Lin Interior Contractors of Jacksonville served as the General Contractor for the renovation of the building. Construction officially began on August 23, 2005 and the final renovations are set to be complete Fall 2007.