Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is a vibrant, comfortable social space equipped with 21st-century tools, technology, and services that support students’ academic success.

Melinda Beland | melinda.beland@uni.edu | 319-273-2802



  • The Learning Commons is maintained through a collaborative effort between several offices, departments, and programs on the University of Northern Iowa campus.
  • The contributions and perspectives from these continue to provide a comprehensive and versatile view of the academic needs of the undergraduate community.
  • The Learning Commons builds on existing partnerships with individuals, departments, and centers on campus such as the Academic Learning Center and Interactive Digital Studies.


  • Special Events
  • Book Bistro
  • Faculty office hours
  • Collaborative workstations
  • Group projects
  • Comfy seating areas

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Innovate in the Learning Commons