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Directions to the Commons

The Commons joins MVR, HEB, the Courtyard and the Terrace and it is on the same level as the terrace level of HEB or what is called the basement level of MVR. There are five different sets of doors that lead to the Commons. The Commons appears as a light blue rectangle on the map to the right.

From the parking garage 'White' elevator:  turn left out of the elevator on the T level of the Human Ecology Building lobby. Go down the hall to the door that exits to the Courtyard. Instead of exiting, turn right and follow this hall into the north east corner of the Commons. 

From the parking garage 'Yellow' stairs: follow the stairs up until they end on the T or terrace level. Exit onto the terrace and turn right. The north entrance doors to the Commons are straight ahead.

From the west path to North Campus, four entrances: There are two easy entrances to the Commons from the path on the west side of MVR that connects the North Campus and the Ag quad.  When walking north on this path from Bailey Hall towards Beebe Lake there are actually four entrances to MVR. The last two provide easy access to the Commons so ignore the first entrance that leads into the ground floor of MVR and the Human Development Department offices and the second entrance that leads to Martha's Café on the basement level. 

From the west path to North Campus, third entrance: The third, (and most convenient), entrance has a small portico hanging over the double doors. Come through the two sets of double doors and go straight through the lobby to the stairs. Do not go up the stairs, instead turn right and then in only a couple of more steps you will turn left and enter into the Commons.

From the west path to North Campus, fourth entrance: The fourth entrance takes you over the Bartter Family Bridge and onto the terrace that joins the Commons with the Human Ecology Building. When you walk across the bridge you'll turn right and the main entrance to the Commons will be directly ahead of you.