Student Center

With comfy chairs, a fireplace and ocean views, Deering Common is a near-perfect living room for the COA community. On the first floor is a student lounge and cafe. The offices of student life staff, the nurse and counselors are on the upper floors, as are the meditation room, student organization meeting space, and the music practice room. The graduate program also has its offices in Deering Common. While Deering Common has its roots in a storied oceanfront estate, it's at the forefront of sustainable design. It's heated with a wood pellet boiler (the same one that heats Davis Student Village) and has composting toilets and recycled newsprint insulation.


For more information on the story and sustainable efforts behind Kathryn W. Davis Village please download this PDF (1.1 MB).

In Deering Common

  • Community Lounge
  • Café
  • Dean of Student Life Office
  • Director of Leadership and Student Engagement Office
  • International Student Coordinator Office
  • Director of Health and Wellness Services Office
  • Student Counselors' Office
  • Nurse's Office
  • Meditation Room
  • Music Practice Room
  • Students Organizations' Meeting Space
  • Graduate Students' Office