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Learning Commons


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



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









The Learning Commons is maintained through a collaborative effort between several offces, 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, Information Technology Systems, and Interactive Digital Studies.


Gail Bunz | Learning Commons Coordinator | | 319-273-6003



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Spotlight on Learning Commons

Spotlight on Learning Commons

03/14/2016 - Do you know all of the great ways you can use the Learning Commons? Connect People – interact with student on projects, meet a professor or meet up with friends. Events – several times through the year events and performances are held for all to enjoy! Book Bistro- stop by ...Read more
Diversity Means... Art Exhibit

Diversity Means... Art Exhibit

02/11/2016 - The Diversity Means art exhibit is on display at Rod Library. The intention for this art exhibit, titled Diversity Means, is to generate for the public easy conversation about diversity through beautiful art and a great avenue for open discussion. The Rod Library Diversity Committee conducted an ...Read more