Commons, Constructed 1965-1967

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".

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Commons Dining Hall, 2015

Commons Dining Hall, 2015

A photograph of the exterior of Commons Dining Hall in March 2015. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Commons Dining Hall, 2015

Commons Dining Hall, 2015

The front exterior of Commons Dining Hall in March 2015. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Construction work on the Commons, undated

Construction work on the Commons, undated

The Commons under construction, undated | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Commons, undated

Commons, undated

An undated black and white image of the Commons dining hall. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

The Commons, 1996

The Commons, 1996

An image of the front of the Commons Dining Hall in 1996. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Luncheon in the Commons, 1969

Luncheon in the Commons, 1969

A photo of the pre-game luncheon in the Commons prior to a VMI football game on Burgesses Day, October 25, 1969. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

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Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary., “Commons, Constructed 1965-1967,” TribeTrek, accessed July 24, 2017, http://tribetrek.wm.edu/items/show/38.
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