By Natalie Chu
January 8th marked the grand re-opening of the new Commons Lounge, previously known as The Student Life and Sustainability Centre. The event was complete with free food, excited students, and AMS committee members to answer your questions – all to showcase the new student space. If you didn’t make it out to the opening event or haven’t had the chance to stop by, fear not! The Commons Lounge is always waiting for you to drop in.
If you’ve accessed the previous Clubs Resource Centre or any of the outlets on the Lower Level of the Nest, then you probably saw the old Student Life and Sustainability Centre. This was a less-than-ideal mix of two AMS resources: the Sustainability office, and the Clubs Resource Centre, which resulted in poor organization of the space. The Sustainability team was tucked away in the back corner of the room – separated by the same aluminum gates you might see in malls after they close. This meant the space seemed cold and uninviting.
After a much needed revamp, the space has been transformed in its appearance and purpose. Designed to be the perfect mix of inviting, modern, and cozy, the Commons Lounge is the perfect spot for you to spend time catching up with friends, working on a group project, or just relaxing between your classes.
The next time you’re grabbing lunch, sipping coffee from Bluechip, or just passing through the Nest, be sure to check out the Commons Lounge – designed just for you!