The Commons provides enhanced social spaces beyond traditional dining, with a fireplace, Wi-Fi and multimedia capabilities. 

Alma, Michigan  Alma College created a new campus dining experience with more food options, updated equipment and multiple seating environments.

Hamilton Commons, Alma’s primary dining facility since 1968, received major renovations and a 6,000-square-foot addition reflecting current trends in college food service.  The new facility offers increased seating capacity by nearly 25 percent to 450 seats. It also features a permanent vegetarian station with a vegan overlay, a traditional grill for burgers and fries, a comfort food station, improved salad and dessert bars, more access to beverages, and an improved recycling area.

The project is supported by Sodexo, Alma College’s food service partner.  The Collaborative led this fast track project, with construction occuring over summer break.