Posted by: Tom Petrini
Quiet floor studiers, rejoice! Thanks to a generous donation from Northeastern parents Maureen and Paul Petracca, the third floor now has 20 new tables, 80 new chairs, and additional outlets. The new furniture features subtle design improvements that make a world of difference for the student experience.
Here’s why we think you will love the new study space:
1. There’s more usable study space
With visits to Snell Library increasing each year, The Petraccas’ gift funded the reconfiguration of thousands of square feet — answering the demand for more study space! The new tables and chairs are perfect for quiet study on the third floor.
2. The clean, modern look
The new chairs and frosted partitions give this new study space a clean, modern, aesthetic. And of course, these features aren’t just nice to look at; they are functional, too!
3. These are some comfortable chairs
Yup, that’s a cushion, and it is super comfortable. The chairs are lightweight while offering plenty of plush support.
4. The partitions prevent large groups from forming on the quiet floor
Groups don’t always mean to be noisy… But it happens. The new partitions remind students that the third floor is for individual and quiet “parallel” study, not group gatherings and conversations.
5. The partitions encourage table sharing
Some students like to spread out, (you know who you are) and hey, we understand. It’s nice to see all of your study material at once. However, we also know how it feels when you can’t find space in Club Snell, especially during midterms and finals. The new partitions will prevent single studiers from occupying an entire table during busy periods, leaving more room for their peers!
6. You get more privacy
Though it is small, the partition does create privacy. The person across from you can’t see what you’re working on, and you won’t be distracted by your table-mate’s rainbow of post-its or choice of study snack.
Come try out the new furniture on the third floor! We’d love to hear what you think. Comment here or tweet us @ClubSnell. Enjoy the new study space, and we’ll see you soon!