Thomas Commons (1966)

Orange CarpetWelcome to Cornell's "town square." Here is where the campus community comes together to dine, socialize, buy books, pick up mail, dance, volunteer for student government, DJ for KRNL, write for the Cornellian, and more.

The Orange Carpet is the hub of activity in the Thomas Commons. As the name implies, it's bright orange and is the place to find out what going on around campus, as well as a perfect spot for events ranging from concerts to political speeches to Cornell's annual student symposium.

In 2012-2013, the Thomas Commons underwent a major renovation and expansion. Major changes included the addition of a majestic entrance and lobby, a glass-enclosed dining addition, and marketplace dining.