Through abundant and varied exhibits, and academically-themed events, the Anderson Academic Commons engages students, faculty, staff and community members in experiential learning that enhances their formal education and provides opportunities to explore across disciplines and gather beyond the classroom.
Displays of treasures from the University Libraries' collections, exhibits created by students and faculty, and professional traveling presentations provide Academic Commons' visitors exposure to local and global perspectives, as well as historic and artistic displays. Some events in the Academic Commons are initiated by the University Libraries, while others are coordinated by partners from around campus. For example, the library hosts annual author's lectures and receptions related to exhibits, while University schools and units generate events taking advantage of their own strengths and resources, and host them in the Special Events Room at the Academic Commons. Exhibits and events in the Academic Commons support DU faculty, staff, students and community members in a convenient, center-of-campus location, and take advantage of the dedicated exhibit and event spaces, and the advanced technology in the new Anderson Academic Commons.