The Davis Student Commons officially opened its newly renovated doors on October 30, 2006. Serving as a “student life center” for the campus, the facility has space solely dedicated for student use, including student activities and organizations. Major groups who are 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.
Highlighted in the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) annual Renovation and Construction Showcase, the Davis Student Commons is a beautiful addition to the Jacksonville University campus. At almost 34,000 square feet of student-friendly space, JU students have their first on-campus “student life center.”