Couches and lighting in Academic Commons

Photo Gallery: Academic Commons Coming Soon


After more than a year of construction, the newly imagined Academic Commons in E. H. Butler Library is gearing up for its grand opening in March. This one-stop source for all students will be home to a variety of services to promote academic success, like the Math Center, the Writing Center, and the Tutoring and Learning Center.

With the IT Help Desk, Student Accessibility Services, the Educational Opportunity Program Academic Center for Excellence, and the Advising Center, the Academic Commons unites helpful tools and services in one location to make navigating campus life a lot easier. And with newly improved study spaces and a Starbucks café, this welcoming, student-friendly gathering place makes group collaborations and study sessions more comfortable and convenient than ever before. Not sure what kind of help to look for? The “Ask Us” desk serves as a quick and easy directory for students to find what they need.

Witness the incredible transformation taking place in the Academic Commons in this Buffalo State College photo gallery—including 10 stunning “before and after” animated GIFs that highlight the big changes.


Photos by Bruce Fox, Campus Photographer