Common room

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Common Room at IIT Delhi
Common room from Karakoram Hostel, I.I.T. Delhi
Boys Common Room at Kesgrave Hall School, United Kingdom.

A common room is a type of shared lounge, most often found in halls of residence or dormitories, at (for example) universities, colleges,[1] military bases, hospitals, rest homes, hostels, and even minimum-security prisons.[2] They are generally connected to several private rooms,[citation needed] and may incorporate a bathroom. They may also be found in secondary schools and sixth form colleges.[3]

Regular features include couches, televisions, coffee tables, and other generic lounge furniture for socializing.[2] Depending on its location and purpose of use, a common room may be known by another name. For instance, in mental hospitals, where access is usually restricted to the daytime hours, this type of room is often called a "day room".[2]

In Singapore, the term usually refers to a bedroom without attached bathroom in an HDB apartment unit.[4]

Common rooms are mentioned in the Harry Potter series.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Senior Common Room". Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Davis, Park; Craig, Susannah (2001). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Running a Bed and Breakfast. Penguin. pp. 229–230. ISBN 9780028640006. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. ^ "A Guide to Sixth Form Furniture". Pinnacle Furniture. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Definitions of Common Room". Property Guru. Retrieved 2 December 2016.

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