The Schellhase Commons

Opened in 2020 and located at the main entrance to Ursinus College at Main Street and Fifth Avenue, the Schellhase Commons is the new welcoming gateway to the campus, and a hub for social activity and student life.

The Commons welcomes visitors to campus.

The facility was designed to build upon Ursinus’s designation as a destination campus for students, faculty, staff, friends and neighbors, and aims to strengthen connections with the local Collegeville community and beyond. It offers a new home for Admission, the college bookstore, Cafe 2020 (proudly serving Starbucks!), and meeting and event spaces that are designed with an eye for vibrant and diverse programming.

Perhaps most importantly, the Commons (which incorporates historic Keigwin Hall on Main Street) connects generations of Ursinus students, serving as a welcome center for prospective students and their families when they first step foot on campus, and a gathering place for the thousands of alumni that still call Ursinus home.

Looking out at Berman and Bomberger.
Evening view.
The Commons
interior view
Courtyard and entrance.

What’s inside The Commons?

College Bookstore
Coffee Cafe (proudly Serving Starbucks)
Meeting/Conference Spaces
Entry Promenade and Grizzly Plaza
Large Multipurpose Space
Main St. Facing Terrace
Common Area/Meet-Up Space
Student Interactive Space
2 Rooftop Terrace
Listening Room