Come in and stay a while. Snuggle up with a good book, find a nook to chat with friends, or just relax between classes. With wifi, great views, cozy study spots and lots of space for group meetings, the Davis Center operates as the living room of campus.  There's a reason we're consistently voted best on-campus place to nap. So kick your feet up and settle in.

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Game Room & Burack Family Fireplace Lounge

Foosball and pool tables — for free! Plus free board games, magazines, and other games available from our Hoffman Information and Resource Center. We've even got a freshwater biotope with local wildlife straight from Lake Champlain.  (see it on a map - pdf)

numerous students lounging and discussing on the ground floor of the atrium

Olin Atrium

Watch the world go by in this four–story, bright and beautiful space. Trimmed with locally harvested maple wood from Bostwick Farms in Shelburne, this is a perfect spot to pause during a busy day. (see it on a map - pdf)

books, photos, poems, lights, awards, and notes line the bookshelves of the book nook

The Book Nook

Inspired by UVM students, The Book Nook is the vision of JP Marton, a beloved Davis Center custodian. It was JP who observed students' love for reading books and worked to provide a space for the open exchange of books and ideas. Currently, the Book Nook resides in Brennan's Pub on the 1st floor of the Davis Center. Since it's conception in 2010, the Book Nook has tripled in size and donations are always welcome! You can donate books to the Book Nook by leaving them in the donation box (adjacent to the shelves in Brennan's). Books that hold special meaning are especially welcome. (see it on a map - pdf)

a narrow marble sculpture sits in the center of a grassy area on the green roof

Green Roof & Terrace

Boasting one of the best views on campus, the green roof provides privacy and green space for hanging out on bluebird Vermont days. Perfect for having lunch with friends or catching up on homework, the green roof features picnic tables by local metalworker and UVM alumna Katherine Clear and the beautiful sculpture Areté Blu by UVM alum Richard Erdman. And when it rains? We're glad you asked. By design the green roof helps mitigate and manage stormwater run-off (think: less water pollution). (see it on a map - pdf)

signage that says d & e unity lounge

Diversity & Equity Lounge

The LGBTQA center, the Women’s Center, the Mosaic Center for Students of Color, and Affirmative Action's extension of the knowledgeable, safe, and fun spaces in their individual areas. This lounge space is a resource for students, as well as a great hang out space in the DC. (see it on a map - pdf)

light from the windows illuminates walls full of art in the Livak Fireplace Lounge

Livak Fireplace Lounge & Gallery

Looking for a quiet space to study during the day? Check out the lounge area on the fourth floor. The lounge offers cozy seating with some nice fireplace vibes for those cold winter months - plus bright south facing windows and epic atrium views - all while the Davis Center’s student art curators keep things interesting with new exhibits all year round! (see it on a map - pdf)

students walk down a long tunnel that runs underground

The Tunnel & Sodexo Sustainability Gallery

The tunnel is not only the safest way to cross Main St., but also the warmest. Featuring benches constructed from trees harvested from UVM's Jericho Research Forest, a dynamic LED lighting element and jams from student-run radio station WRUV, the tunnel does double duty as both an educational tool and climate controlled way to get from point A (say... residential campus) to point B (like... the library).

Student workers providing visitors with assistance at the info desk

Lost and found

Lose something in the Davis Center?  We keep a database of all items we find in the rooms, halls, and corridors of the building — if you've misplaced something swing by one of the information desks (3rd and 1st floor) with a detailed description of what you're looking for and we'll see if we have it in our collection. Visit Lost & Found Hub for more information.

 

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Free Games

Sure you can play pool and foosball in the Burrack Lounge and Game Room — but did you know the first floor info desk also has a plethora of fun games you can check out? Grab some friends and play games like Cards Against Humanity, Code Names, UNO, and more. All you need is your student ID. 

 

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Printing Services

If you're looking to print that last-minute paper on your way to class, printing services are located on the first floor of the Davis Center — much like the Library's printing set-up, you can follow the instructions listed at the printer and station and print from your own computer — or use one of the ready-to-print stations in the Burack Family Lounge and Game Room for a small fee. Upload your documents here to use the Print Station on the 1st Floor.

 

A charging station hanging on the wall with cords hanging down to plug in devices

Power Stations

Phone low on power and your charger is sitting on the counter at home? We've all been there. Luckly the Davis Center has a number of power charging stations throughout the building to help refill your electronic devices inbetween classes. 

 

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