Facilities & Features
The Commons Learning Center's
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- Commons Learning Center is located at 10100 burnet Road, Building 137 on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, under the white water tower.
- The West Pickle Research Building (WPR; formerly called the MCC Building) is located on the southwest corner of Braker Lane and MoPac at 3925 West Braker Lane.
Each meeting room offers ergonomic chairs, moveable classroom tables, whiteboards and map rails. A full range of Audio Visual options are also available for additional fees. Onsite conference planners, AV team, and catering staff are available to assist with any need during your program.
Business services, including wifi, copy, and fax are available to Commons Business Center.
You may make a reservation for either facility on this website, or contact a conference coordinator for assistance at 512-471-5898.
J. Neils Thompson Commons Building
The Commons Building is named after J. Neils Thompson, whose visionary action led to the creation of the Balcones Research Campus. In 1994, the campus was renamed the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in honor of Congressman J.J. “Jake” Pickle, for his longtime support of the university and scientific research.
Offering over 23,000 square feet of meeting space, Commons two large theatre-style auditoriums and eight meeting rooms. Also available is a private dining room and a 9,000 square foot atrium for large catered events, forums and exhibits.
Commons Café, open weekdays from 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., offers a vaiety of delicious food, a cheerful staff and a vibrant atmosphere.
West Pickle Research (WPR) Building
The WPR Building encompasses over 12,000 square feet of meeting space including an auditorium with seating for 170.
Also available are two additional meeting rooms and an atrium for formal dinners, receptions, casual lunches and exhibits.