On September 25, President Patton announced the opening of a new lounge in McCullough Student Center in an all-campus email. In her message she stated that “this space was created in response to many who identified a need for spaces on campus that allow community members to relax and gather informally for conversation.”

The new lounge is located in the Crest Room, and will be open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday for faculty and staff. It will be open for students to use from 4:30 pm until the building closes during the week, and on the weekends when the building is open.

The lounge is intentionally adjacent to the Grille, so campus community members may purchase food and drinks there, or bring their own, and take it to the lounge. The lounge is also there for people to relax, read, or talk quietly with others.