Opened in Fall 2022, the Graduate Student Lounge is a space for graduate students to connect with one another in a relaxed environment and attend events that are geared toward the graduate student audience. The space offers a billiards and shuffleboard table, comfortable furniture, TVs, various board games and a kitchenette.   

The Lounge is accessible to any grad student with an active Buzzcard. Graduate Lounge and Programs Assistants, or GLPAs are grad students who staff the space and support the Graduate Program Advisor through events and program planning. Join our mailing list or follow us on Instagram to stay informed on the many ways we are serving the graduate population.  

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Reserving the Graduate Lounge

The Graduate Lounge is a great space to interact with other grads in a casual, recreational environment. All reservations must be graduate student-centered and be reserved by graduate student registered organizations (RSO) or departments in which the programming is benefiting the graduate community.  Closed events are limited to preserve accessibility to the community during peak busy times.  

Rental Type Price

Campus Departments

$75 for 3 hours

$25/additional hour

Registered Student Orgs (RSO)

$60 for 3 hours

$25/additional hour

Board Game Rental 

*This fee is mandatory for all events that want to use the pool table, shuffleboard or board games, including free events.

$20 for 3 hours

$5/additional hour

Grad Lounge and Program Assistant (GLPA) Fee

*Some events will require a GLPA at the discretion of the Graduate Program Advisor (Example are events on Sundays or events that need support from GLPA staff).



Hours for Reservations

Open Events: 11:00am – 8:00pm, Monday to Friday; 12:00pm – 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday;   

Private Events: 9:00am - 12:00pm, Monday to Friday; 12:00pm - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday 

Please keep in mind:  

  • Furniture in the Grad Lounge may not be rearranged or removed from the space. Only one 6ft table may be added to the reservation upon request.    
  • Private / Closed Events have limited hours due to the Grad Lounge being a resource for grad students.   
  • All Private events are limited to 3 hours.  This should include your set-up and take down. Special circumstances may be granted upon the discretion of the Graduate Lounge Advisor.  
  • In the case of a school closure due to incremental weather or other external factors, all reservations will be cancelled.  
  • You must read and sign off of all Grad Lounge Policies before a reservation request is confirmed. 

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