The Brock Commons

Brock Commons exteriorThe Heartbeat of Student Life

Brock Commons has it all. Whether students are attending a meeting, grabbing a meal, participating in an organization, buying books or socializing with friends, they can do it at Brock Commons.

This bustling student center is home to the Office of Student Life and has multiple spaces available for the R-MC community. The outside patio provides umbrella tables for outdoor dining and relaxing throughout the year as well as a fire pit and Adirondack chairs.

LEED Certified

The building received its Silver-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in April 2015.

Dining areas and more

Brock Commons includes dining services with an open café, a balcony, a portico with tables, a student mailroom, and more. Inside Brock Commons, you’ll find:

Campus Store
From textbooks to Yellow Jacket t-shirts, the R-MC campus store is the place to get what you need.

SunTrust Theater
The 100-seat SunTrust Theater offers comfortable seating and a large screen for movies, lectures and other types of entertainment. The theater is named in recognition of the generous financial support of SunTrust Bank.

Dollar Tree Community Room
Perfect for seminars, dinners, receptions and meetings, the Dollar Tree Community Room offer guests a great view of the picturesque campus. The room was named for Dollar Tree, Inc., which made a significant gift in honor of their founder and Board Chairman, Macon F. Brock Jr. '64.

Birdsong Café
This beautiful, bright open space is a great place for a catching up with friends and enjoying delicious food. The Birdsong Café was made possible through the generosity of Constance and Thomas Birdsong ’49 and The Birdsong Corporation.

Thomas H. Maeder '66 Fire Pit
Located just outside the Birdsong Café, the fire pit is available for informal student gatherings. The Fire Pit was named in Maeder's honor by his friends Ann and Buddy Allen '62.

Greenberry's Coffee
Greenberry's Coffee offers freshly ground coffee, lattes, espresso, shakes, and all-natural fruit smoothies. Operated by Chartwells, Greenberry's Coffee offers hours to fit everyone's busy schedule.

Construction of Brock Commons was made possible in part by a $5 million gift from Joan and Macon F. Brock Jr. '64, and by the generous support from numerous alumni and friends of the college. Additional funds are being sought and naming opportunities are still available.

Original artwork in the building includes pieces from:

  • Mitchell Johnson '86
  • Duane Keiser '88
  • Stacey Redford Salazar '89
  • Professor Raymond Berry