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Lounges + Study Spaces

Students studying in mezzanine area

The Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (LBC) lounges are open spaces for out-of-classroom discussion, community building, studying, and relaxation. These spaces are for the enjoyment of any student, faculty, staff or visitor in the LBC. 

Pedersen Lobby

Located on the first level of the LBC near the McAlister Way entrance, the Pedersen Lobby provides 12 study tables and an open programming space. Pedersen Lobby can be reserved for campus events. For more information on reserving Pedersen Lobby, contact Diana Noveck, Assistant Director of Events and Reservations, at (504) 865-5196 or

James Lounge

Located on the first level of the LBC behind Fed Ex/Kinko’s, the James Lounge provides a comfortable lounge space with a perfect view of campus activity along McAlister Way. James Lounge features 5 study tables, 9 one-seat cubicles, sofas, and chairs. 

Rosenberg Mezzanine

Located between the first and second level of the LBC, the Rosenberg Mezzanine offers community work/study tables, sofas, and chairs. 

Second Level Lounge Areas

The second level of the LBC offers an array of sofa and chair seating throughout the second level and outside of meeting rooms.