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 located in every traditional residence hall. While social distancing guidelines are in effect, Housing staff has reduced seating capacities and arranged furniture in a way to promote social distancing in these spaces. Residents should not rearrange lounge furniture, bring additional furniture in, or exceed the seating capacity of any lounge. Additionally, residents are encouraged to sanitize touch points before and after using these spaces using the sanitizing solution provided in each community space.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. 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.
While social distancing guidelines are in effect, E-Sports Gaming Lounges in the residence halls will be closed and unavailable for use. When guidance indicates it is safe to do so, these spaces will be reopened.
Study areas are located on every floor in Belden-Racine, Munroe, and Ozanam, as well as the 5th floor of Sanctuary. Furniture in lounges must remain in these areas, no exceptions.