The Common Cup

Cultivating a Culture of Belonging

Undergrads, graduate students, and professionals alike use this space to study, meet, work, and relax. Whether you are stopping in briefly or settling in to study for hours, we're glad you're here. Find out about our updated mission and how we plan on accomplishing it by checking out our "Who We Are" section.

Who We Are

We have a huge transient community and understand it's hard to show support and love from afar. We now offer eGift Cards to help with this. This is all done through Square Register and is emailed immediately upon purchase.

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Crafting Great Experiences

We aim to create an excellent experience for each customer and we believe you deserve our best. While each item we serve has been prepared with care and patience, the ingredients play a major role in the final product.

We source our ingredients from local businesses providing high quality products, like Hyperion coffee and TeaHaus tea.

Our Partnerships

What We’ve Been Up To

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Upcoming Events!


Check our Instagram page for upcoming events like live music, artist receptions, creative workshops, and students events! A few featured events to highlight are…

Our bi-annual event on the eve of the spring and fall finals called Final Fix, where students come and fill our building, getting their last studying in, while enjoying free breakfast for dinner and coffee.

Our Christmas Market! On the first Saturday of every December, we most a Christmas Market with local artists and vendors.

Artist Statement: Alexandra Collins

Hyper Light

"Hyper Light" serves as the result of Alexandra Collins' curiosity regarding tension and energy, as she challenges our perception of space through inquiries related to color, light, and form. She compounds organic and inorganic subject matter into complex networks of visual stimuli, where color is used as a language to inform movement and stir charged dynamics between lines and shapes. Her painting practice surrounds joy as an act of resistance, where she believes color can serve as an agent of change, guiding humanity towards hope. This exhibition is a conversation between Collins's recent abstract series among previous examinations of translucent objects, where she compares how both the real and fake can evoke similar senses of ambiguity. Collins is a BFA candidate at the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, class of 2024. Her love of fine art began at an extremely young age, and since then has blossomed throughout her academic career. Now as an upcoming graduate, she is passionate about creating widespread accessibility to museums and other galleries, and committed to igniting social change through art and design.













1511 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104