Student lounge

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Student lounges are rooms located within thousands of schools, colleges and universities, designed to give students a space for relaxation and study.

Design contest[edit]

The University of Texas held a contest to design its student lounges.[1] The design of some student lounges have even won awards for the architects for their creations.[2]


A 2003 study on the success of female physics majors found that the existence of a well-maintained student lounge was a marker of high success rates.[3] Several studies conducted regarding gossip patterns have chosen the student lounge as an excellent choice for an unregulated environment.[4][5][6] It has been noted that distance-learning courses should strive to provide a similar environment for casual conversation.[7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Design your student lounge, UTSOA, access date June 10, 2008
  2. ^ Robinson’s Design for MUP/MUD Student Lounge Among AIA Award Winners, TCAUP, access date June 10, 2008
  3. ^ Whitten, Barbara L.; Foster, Suzanne R.; Duncombe, Margaret L. (2003). "What Works for Women in Undergraduate Physics?" (PDF). Physics Today. 56 (9): 46. Bibcode:2003PhT....56i..46W. doi:10.1063/1.1620834. Retrieved 2008-06-12. an important marker of a healthy department culture 
  4. ^ Howard, W; WD Crano (1974). "Effects of Sex, Conversation, Location, and Size of Observer Group on Bystander Intervention in a High Risk Situation". Sociometry. 37 (4): 491–507. JSTOR 2786423. doi:10.2307/2786423. 
  5. ^ Levin, J; A Arluke (February 1985). "An exploratory analysis of sex differences in gossip". Sex Roles. 12 (3–4): 281. doi:10.1007/BF00287594. 
  6. ^ CAMPBELL LEAPERAND, HEITHRE HOLLIDAY (1995) Gossip in same-gender and cross-gender friends' conversations Personal Relationships 2 (3) , 237–246.
  7. ^ Carlson, Randal; Judi Repman (2000). "Chalk Dust from the Virtual Classroom" (PDF). Webnet Journal. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 14, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  8. ^ Yoder, MB (2003). "Seven Steps to Successful Online Learning Communities". Learning & Leading with Technology.