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Rating the Academic Building Lounges

Business Lounge (1st Harris)

***** Pluses: coffee-maker, nice chairs

Minuses: not easy to find

Dance Lounge (1st Weatherspoon)


Pluses: candy

Minuses: cluttered, small

Honors Lounge (1st Joyner)


Pluses: many seating and table options, convenient location, microwave and fridge

Minuses: foot traffic

Joyner Lounge (1st Joyner)


Pluses: comfortable seating

Minuses: next to the bathroom, often too warm

Secret Ledford Spot (3rd Ledford)


Pluses: secluded, not crowded, tables and couches

Music Lounge (1st Wainwright)

** Pluses: mini-fridge and microwave, pretty view

Minuses: noise pollution, few seating options

Rotunda Lounge (1st Martin)


Pluses: lots of table and chair space, well lit, pretty, vending machines

Minuses: foot traffic, near bathrooms

SMB Lounge (2nd SMB)

**** Pluses: nice couches and tables, chalkboards and whiteboard

Minuses: always cold

Sociology Lounge (2nd Joyner)


Pluses: chargers, computers, printer, TV on mute, seating options, microwave and fridge

Minuses: sometimes used by teachers

Secret SMB Spot (3rd SMB)


Pluses: not as cold as other SMB areas, benches, whiteboard, not crowded

Minuses: next to elevator room (noisy)

Theatre Lounge (1st Jones)


Minuses: small, few seating options, sometimes locked

Ledford Lounge (1st Ledford)


Pluses: comfortable couch, vending machine, magazines

Minuses: small, cramped

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