Housing > Resident Resources > Terms & Conditions > Lincoln Park Student Housing Guide > Building Facilities & Amenities > Community Spaces
There are a variety of community areas throughout campus housing. Study lounges, community kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms are in every traditional residence hall. Residents should not rearrange lounge furniture, bring additional furniture in, or exceed the seating capacity of any lounge. Furniture may not be removed from any lounge or common area, nor brought into student rooms.Hall staff will dispose of unattended personal items left in communal areas for more than 24 hours.
Kitchens are provided in all traditional halls for resident use and normally include a stove/oven, microwave oven, sink and refrigerator or mini-fridge. Residents are responsible for providing their own dishes, pots, pans, and for cleaning them and the area immediately after use. When using any community kitchen, residents must not leave the area while cooking and are responsible for ensuring that all safety precautions are followed. Community kitchen ranges are connected to a motion sensor timer which will shut down the range after a period of time without motion in the room to ensure that all cooking is actively monitored at all times. To begin cooking, press the green start button to activate power to the range. Do not leave cooking unattended at any time; residents must remain in the kitchen area at all times when cooking.The university is not responsible for the replacement of or personal harm that results from food spoiled due to damage or normal wear and tear of kitchen appliances. Hall staff may dispose of food left unattended and throw out dirty dishes, pots and pans left in community areas.
Two esports gaming lounges are located in the Lincoln Park campus residence halls. One lounge is located in the University Hall basement, and the other is located in Sanctuary Hall on the first floor. Access into the gaming lounges is reserved for residents of the respective buildings in which they are located. The computers located in the gaming lounges are updated every two (2) weeks and come with a selection of Steam games pre-installed. Residents must log in to their own personal Steam account and must own a license to play the installed games.
Study areas are located on every floor in Belden-Racine Hall, Munroe Hall, and Ozanam Hall, as well as the 5th floor of Sanctuary Hall. Furniture in lounges must remain in these areas, no exceptions.