Welcome to the University Commons! The University Commons serves as the focal point for social, cultural, and dining/entertainment activities for the entire campus community. Students, faculty, staff, visitors, and alumni gather here for a wide range of events and to use the services offered. It is our goal to provide and maintain a friendly facility that fosters a warm and welcoming atmosphere for a vibrant campus life.
The University Commons complex can be looked at as a combination of three buildings: the Machuga Student Center, Speert Hall, and the Ballroom Building, comprise the whole facility. The operating schedule is developed each semester and is available on our webpage. For your convenience, the University Commons houses many services such as the Wayne Dining Hall, Paterson Food Court, Cultural Centers, WP Campus Bookstore and Marketplace, arcade/entertainment center, ATMs, and beverage/snack vending machines.
This website offers an overview of all that we have to offer in the University Commons, including the many event and lounge spaces, an office directory, and information on student employment. We look forward to seeing you in the University Commons!
UC Hours of Operation
Fall 2023Sunday – Thursday8:00am – 11:00pmFriday – Saturday8:00am - 10:00pm
Special Hours11/21 - 8:00am - 8:00pm11/22 - 8:00am - 5:00pm11/23-11/25 - Closed 12/16 - 8:00am - 5:00pm12/17 - Winter Break Hours Start
Winter Break 2023-202412/16 - 8:00am - 5:00pm12/17 - Closed 12/18-12/22 - 8:00am - 5:00pm12/23-1/1/24 - Closed1/2-1/22 - 8:00am - 5:00pm (Mon.-Fri.)1/15 - Closed 1/23-1/24 - 8:00am - 10:00pm*We are closed on the weekends during winter break.
The University Commons Operations team is committed to hosting and helping you execute events in the building. Should you want to host an event that falls outside of our operating hours, we ask that you provide at least two weeks notice so that we can secure appropriate staffing for your event. All requests for an extension of hours should be submitted with your 25Live room request. Note: student organizations are not charged a fee for extension of hours.
UC Operations Office LocationStudent Center Suite 1161st Floor, Student CenterLocated behind the Information Desk
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470