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‘Where Is That?’: A Portal-By-Portal Guide To Everything In The BJC During THON

Throughout THON weekend, the BJC is flooded with noise, people, and color. In this incredible show, it can be difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for in the building. From bathrooms to barbecue, trying to find specific things on the concourse level can be a struggle. Luckily, I spent the last two hours lapping the building so you don’t have to, putting together a comprehensive guide to merch, food, and yes, bathrooms at the BJC during THON weekend.

We will give you the name of a location or stall, along with the portal in the BJC closest to it. We will update this post if any new locations pop up, or if anyone moves around. Let us know in the comments if we missed anything, or if there’s a location you’d like us to scout in advance of your arrival to the BJC.

Bathrooms & Water Fountains

Women’s: Portals 2, 10, 17, 19, 27, 29, 34
Men’s: Portals 3, 9, 20, 26
Water fountains are also located outside most bathroom locations


Dippin Dots: Portals 2, 27
Grilled Cheese:
Portal 2
BJC Food Stand (Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Condiments, etc.): Portals 5-7
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Portals 9, 19, 30
Healthy Foods and Lifestyle Sandwiches and Snacks (also: Worms in Dirt), Berkey Creamery outlet plus candy: Portal 10
Pretzel Revolution: Portal 13
Hot Chocolate Stand: Portal 19
BJC Food Stand: Portal 21, 24-25
Asian Food Stand: Portal 27
Grill-A-THON (Cheesesteaks): Portal 33

Diamond Guides and Donation Stations

Portals 1-2, 11-12, 18-19, 28-29

Merchandise and THON-Specific Locations

Main Merchandise Stand (Shirts, Mugs, etc.): Portal 3
Merch Outlet (Logo Shirts): Portals 17-18
Merch Outlet: Portals 27-28
THON Museum: Portal 31

Floor Access, Entry and Passes

Digital Line Check-In: Portal 12
Floor Access: Portal 14
Alternative Floor Access: Portals 15-16
Floor Exits: Portals 16-17
Digital Line Check-In: Portals 29, 34

First Aid, Lost & Found and Miscellaneous

THON Raffle: Portal 4
PNC ATM: Portal 7
First Aid: Portals 23-24
Lost & Found: Portals 28-29

About the Author

Noel Purcell

Noel Purcell is Onward State's Features Editor. He's a senior Supply Chain major, but is going to law school at some point in the future and masquerades as a writer for now. He continues to disappoint his ancestors by being a complete Irish stereotype. His email is [email protected] because there were no other Noels before him. His ex-wife got the good half of his bio in the divorce settlement.



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