The Commons serves as an inclusive and diverse gathering space for the UAF faith community, recognizing and celebrating the needs of the Student. This space is to accommodate all religiously diverse University students so that they feel welcome and spoken for, and we want to create a quiet space for them to feel comfortable exercising their religious practices and exploring their spiritual selves.

Spiritual awareness, though perhaps related to religion, can readily be framed as a process of meaning-making and achieving identity. Educators must recognize that adult learners bring all of this with them into the learning environment’ (Tisdale, 1999, p. 93)”(Strayhorn, 2006, p. 135).

The Commons is used for meditative purposes, prayer, reflection, and other spiritual practices. Group meetings can take place as long as The Commons has been reserved in advance.




Rates for The Commons (Evenings and Weekends)

Reservation UAF Student/ Staff/ Faculty
Once a month FREE
Multiple times a month

$200 / per day


$50 / per hour