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Student Lounge: by students, for students

2nd floor, Downtown Library


Student Lounge
~ provided by the Women of WVU (WoW), the WVU Libraries, and many campus and community partners supporting student well being and empowerment 

The Student Lounge on the second floor of the Downtown Library is a student sanctuary and multi-use space focused on student success

  • We share mental health and wellness resources, encourage student creativity and activism, and have many ways for you to get involved
  • If you seek a place to get involved, feel connected, or just hang out, come visit us at the lounge. Everyone is welcome!

The student lounge is on the 2nd (second) floor of the Downtown Library

Exiting the elevator at the front of the building, take two immediate rights and go straight ahead

map of 2nd floor Downtown Library

Yes, restrooms are available on the second floor

2nd floor restroom location map

Yes, the Student Lounge is ADA accessible.

Read more about Accessibility at the WVU Libraries

The lounge is open whenever and only when the Downtown Library is open. See the library hours page.

The mission of the lounge is to nurture a sense of belonging for students at WVU and to listen to student voices

To nurture a sense of belonging for students at WVU

  • provide a sanctuary
  • lift student voices
  • particularly those of the most vulnerable and at-risk
  • be a well-being information hub providing
    • links to sources of support
    • academic, scholarship, library sources

Listen to student voices

  • facilitate and extend a nurturing, collaborative, generative culture of caring
  • support event programming inspired by students
  • guided by the values reflected in our principles
  • uniting us with connectivity and love
  • in the pursuit of a sense of belonging at WVU and in the world