Late-night study lounge extends for full semester

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BURNING NIGHT OIL—Evening students drift through the 24-hour study lounge in the lower level of the LRC, taking care of their studies before the morning comes again.

Adan Mulvaney

The 24-hour study lounge, usually held only during exam week at the end of each semester, is being extended to serve students throughout the entire semester.

The study lounge will now be located in the lower level of the LRC, instead of its previous location in Jamrich. 

This area will be open all day, every day, with the exception of spring break. During exam week, it will be held in Jamrich, as it has in past years.

Associated Students of NMU (ASNMU) promoted the idea of the 24-hour study lounge, however the original idea was proposed by the Dean’s Office. From there, it grew into a program that is now being offered to students in the Winter 2020 semester.

The hall where the lounge will now be located was not being used for much, so now it has some purpose, outdoor recreation major and President of ASNMU Paige Pucelik said.

Located in the lower level of the LRC across from Fieras Restaurant, the study lounge is a place for group meetings, solo late-night study sessions or whatever students need to do at the university in the early hours of the morning.

“It’s for students on campus who study late at night and don’t want to be locked in a building,” Pucilek explained.

The lounge is monitored through the night by a student who works for NMU Public Safety, ensuring safety for students despite the late hours they may need to occupy the building.

“The biggest benefit of the study lounge will definitely be having a safe and quiet place to study at night and not be locked in Jamrich,” Pucilek said.