SGA is providing a study space to students during exams this year by renting out the Commonwealth Ballroom.
Complete with study tables, power outlets, and free stress-relieving snacks, Reading Day with SGA will provide a new accessible study area option for students.
Beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and running through Friday Dec. 14, the Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day to all students for studying.
“This time of year the library and Math Emporium get pretty overcrowded, so we wanted to provide a centralized study space for all students, on- and off-campus, to come study,” said Dustin Dorph, president of SGA.
By partnering up with the Student Centers and Activities sector of Student Affairs and contacting local vendors such as Campus Cookies, Panera and Jimmy Johns, SGA is able to provide the space and the food for around 400 students at any given time throughout those three days.
There will be different types and sizes of tables set up and available for study groups as well as individuals.
“I am most excited about the students having a place where they can come have individual study time,” said Paige Waltz, SGA secretary. “It will be a comfortable study lounge with free food provided, which is the perfect set up for studying.”
Dorph and Waltz, along with the rest of the SGA staff, have been working with the deans of each college as well. On Thursday morning around 10 a.m., several deans will be stopping by the ballroom to pass out refreshments, interact with students and be a part of the event.
“I think this event is a great way to utilize the open space for a good purpose. Our hope is that students are comfortable there and use it and enjoy it,” Dorph said.
Times for Food:
Campus Cookies: Friday 2-3 p.m.
Pizza Hut: Wednesday 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Moe's: Thursday 4-5 p.m.
Jimmy Johns: Friday 6-7 p.m.
Panera: Thursday 10-11 p.m.