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[Photo Story] A Look Around The HUB’s Newly Renovated Lounge

New semester, new lounge.

The HUB’s recently remodeled Room 008 replaced the Break Zone that formerly held the location. Students have already made themselves at home in this new space, which features a variety of amenities and workspaces. In addition, the space features a stage and green room and can be reserved for events and live performances.

The lounge was completed by Penn State’s Design Services and Renovation Services in March 2020, right when the pandemic took hold. Now, students can fully enjoy it.

With convenience to HUB dining locations, many students use space at a table to get schoolwork done while eating their lunch for the day or catching up with a friend.

Other students prefer some natural light and privacy for their work, taking advantage of the window-side seats.

Between various high-top tables, standard tables, couches with desks, and more, students are given plenty of options within the lounge to find a spaces that works for their personal approach to studying, working, or just hanging out.

For those who are just looking to have some fun and take a break from their work, the lounge has two Penn State-themed pool tables and provides billiard balls, cue sticks, chalk, and more.

One of the lounge’s predominant features is a stage, complete with outlets, lighting rigs, and more that can be used whenever the space is reserved for live performance. When the stage isn’t in use, the space is used as another seating area with bean bags for students to rest in.

Lounge 008 is now open and available to be reserved. It’s located just inside the south entrance of the HUB by the aquarium, across from Sbarro and Panda Express.

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