The Commons, often referred to as the "Caf" by the students, is a large dining hall on Ukrop Way between the Randolph Complex and William & Mary Hall. The "Caf" is the university’s only free-standing dining facility.
The building was designed by Architect Hubert L. Jones, and the Commons opened to students in September 1967. The dining facility underwent large-scale renovations in 1987 and 2005. During the 2005 renovation, William & Mary pitched a temporary dining tent on Yates Field and called it the "UnCommons." Students quickly dubbed it "deCaf".