The Danielle N. Ripich Commons

The Danielle N. Ripich Commons is the central meeting space on the UNE Biddeford campus for all students. The Commons provides a variety of spaces for students, faculty, and staff to meet in both academic and social settings. Some spaces in and around the Commons are available to be reserved for events. Please see room usage policies before requesting an event. A calendar of events will be posted on the video displays in the Commons so you can plan accordingly.


The Solutions Desk

The Solutions Desk in the Danielle Ripich Commons is the place to go to get many of your questions answered, or to get directions and referrals on where to go.

The Solutions Desk can help with:

  • Directions
  • U-Online questions
  • Registrar forms
  • Student support referrals
  • Room/space reservations
  • Lost and found items
  • Student printers
  • Event tabling
  • Fireplace/fire pit use
  • Building safety and security
  • Building use and policies
  • Building maintenance

Room Reservations

Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

Certain spaces inside and outside of the Danielle Ripich Commons are available for events that meet guidelines set forth in the Commons Usage Policies.

The following indoor spaces can be reserved through UNE Ad Astra Scheduling:

  • 103 Commons: The Atrium
  • 104 Commons: The Living Room
  • 110 Commons: The Game Room
  • 203 Commons: The Overlook
  • 204 Commons: The Great Room
  • 320 Commons: The 3rd Floor Conference Room

The following outdoor spaces can be reserved through UNE Ad Astra Scheduling:

  • Jordan Point Kiosk (Listed under Campus Center until 2019)
  • Woodland Green Event Tent (Listed under Campus Center until 2019)
  • Amphitheatre Patio (near the Main Entrance)
  • Commons Patio (Including Pub Patio and Fire Pit)

The additional meeting spaces in the Commons can be reserved by completing the Reservation Form.

Table Reservations

Tables can be reserved for short term displays in a variety of areas within the Commons by completing the Table Reservation Form.

All questions concerning the reservation of spaces and tables should be sent to ripichcommons@une.edu.


Events | November

Trivia Night
Every Thursday
10 p.m.
Outside the Pub

Sat., Nov. 3

Admissions Presentation
8–10 a.m., First Floor, Atrium
10–11 a.m., Second Floor, Great Room

Wed., Nov. 7

Corporate Connection: Jobs & Internship Opportunities
3–7:30 p.m.
First Floor, Atrium

Thurs., Nov. 8

Zapion: Middle Eastern Music Sextet will be playing in the Ripich Commons on the first floor.
12–1 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 10

Admissions Presentation
8-10 a.m., First Floor, Atrium
10–11 a.m., Second Floor, Great Room

Tues., Nov. 13

EAB Academic Planning Duo
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Second Floor, Great Room

Sat., Nov. 17

Admissions Presentation
8–10 a.m., First Floor, Atrium
10–11 a.m., Second Floor, Great Room

Wed., Nov. 21–Sat. Nov. 25

Thanksgiving Holiday!
UNE Closed

Thurs., Nov. 29

Fireside Chat with Career Services
1:30–4:30 p.m.
Great Room Fireplace

FYE Movie Night
7:30–10:30 p.m.
Second Floor, Great Room