KO has been touched in every generation by its alumni, parents, grandparents and all those who care about this special place. Most recently Kingswood Oxford invested in state-of-the-art facilities to meet the growing and multifaceted needs of students and faculty, including the Hoffman Field House and the Brayton Athletic Center, the Estes Middle School, and the Chase • Tallwood Science Building. 

Now it’s our turn. The new Community Commons will serve as the dynamic heart of our campus, linking each of these high-performance facilities as a hub for learning, teaching, collaboration and authentic student engagement.

The redesigned Community Commons will be a dynamic center where students, faculty and alumni can access and share resources, learn and collaborate in a welcoming, state-of-the-art learning environment.  This new space will transform our campus, reimagining and expanding the Conklin Library and Mead Dining Hall.  Students, faculty, parents, alumni and the community will have new and exciting opportunities to learn together and independently, share ideas and experiences, and benefit from state-of-the-art spaces, resources and tools. 

Seize the Day will allow us to creatively repurpose and expand our facility and feature several new and much-needed spaces: 

The Community Commons will also extend onto the beautiful KO campus with two new outdoor patios with enhanced spaces for entertaining, dining, and socializing. The Community Commons will open in Fall 2025.

The Community Commons will be a place where students AND faculty can seize every day, through technologically advanced research centers, media-rich libraries, renovated dining areas, and a vibrant outdoor patio. It’s a space designed for collaboration, learning, and building connections.

Nancy Solomon