Academic Commons

The entryway of the Academic Commons

The Academic Commons is a knowledge environment, intellectual community and information center.

It is comprised of spaces, resources, tools, and support for teaching, learning, and study at the College. The Academic Commons makes visible Oxy’s commitments to public and participatory digital scholarship, peer to peer student collaboration, and co-curricular support for students.

The Academic Commons building houses the following departments and programs:


The Library & Special Collections/College Archives


Information Technology Services 


The Center for Digital Liberal Arts


The Writing Center


The Undergraduate Research Center


The Community Literacy Center


Book Arts Program


Peer Learning Program 


Critical Making Studio