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The University of the Commons offers university-level classes in San Francisco, free of charge, for all who wish to attend. We encourage new faculty, students, and the community to participate by taking a class, proposing a class you can teach, or attending a meeting of the collective. For additional information, see

The commons: What we share.

Creations of nature and culture

that belong to all of us equally.

Who are we? The University of the Commons is a collective of teachers, artists, activists, scholars, writers, and students dedicated to the idea of education for the sake of education.

What are we up to? The University of the Commons seeks to create opportunities for learning, camaraderie, and critical thinking by and for the diverse San Francisco Bay Area community. Activities include classes, lectures, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, teach-ins, and art and activist interventions. The University of the Commons aims to inspire participants to evolve more equitable and just societies and live more empowered and fulfilling lives. All activities are free of charge.

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