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Student Lounge: by students, for students

2nd floor, Downtown Library
Student lounge story

Presenting the Student Lounge in the WVU Downtown Library

Provided by the Women of WVU, the WVU Libraries, and many campus and community partners supporting student well being and empowerment

before and after photos


lounge photo collage


heart shaped word cloud

Student comments word cloud

Word cloud created with comments from participant assessment of our March 30, 2023 event, Amplifying Appalachia

What is the Lounge?

A student sanctuary and multi-use space 

lounge activities

Soft launch: Year one (of 3) lounge activity

We established our practices, focused on creating the space, and hosted our first event

lounge goals

Goals and objectives

To create a sense of belonging for WVU students by providing

  • a nurturing, student-centered multi-use space
  • programming for self-expression and self-care
  • resources for mental health
    • with support from the Women of WVU development fund
    • while including students in their mission to create a collective voice and give back

self care buffet

Self care buffet comments

Very fun and nice, wow!

Feeling welcome?

The vibe was great! <3