• The Meredith Herald Staff

Rating Non-Academic Building Lounges

Lower Cate

**

Pluses: not as busy

Minuses: no tables, not good use of space, rest stop, not home base


Library Basement

***

Pluses: cool nooks, seating options

Minuses: no cell service, kinda creepy, smelly bathrooms


Heilman Hall

****

Pluses: new comfortable couches, good for groups, vending machines

Minuses: inconvenient for non-residents


Upper Cate

***

Pluses: sometimes busy, sometimes not, close to parking, computers, printers, fridge, food, lots of seating options

Minuses: not a lot of power outlets


Library Top Floor

***

Pluses: quiet, nooks

Minuses: no open spaces, unclean upholstery


Belk Dining Hall

**

Pluses: music, food

Minuses: odd weekend hours, not good for people with no meal plan


Library Ground Floor

****

Pluses: vending machines, POD, computers, outlet options, good seats

Minuses: can be noisy


Poteat Hall

**

Pluses: vending machines, tables and couches, the Poteat charm

Minuses: the Poteat charm


Carroll Hall

****

Pluses: comfortable, relaxing, bonsai tree, coloring books, computers, tables, seating options

Minuses: inconvenient location


Quad Residence Halls

***

Pluses: very basic, 4th floors are hidden gems


Johnson Hall

***

Pluses: 2nd floor chairs are comfortable, good views, outlets

Minuses: few table options


The Oaks

***

Pluses: lots of options, often not busy

Minuses: sound travels easily, inconvenient for non-Oaks tenants


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