The John Jay Lounge Reopens Following Refresh

On October 1, the John Jay Lounge reopened for student use following a renovation. The refreshed lounge features new furniture and a large screen TV, updated light fixtures, new carpeting, and fresh paint. We hope you stop by and check it out!

October 06, 2021

The John Jay Hall lounge renovation is the first in a three-part project to transform student space, thanks to a generous donation and creative vision of a University community member. 

The project included changes small and large to improve the lounge and make it a more inviting and comfortable place for undergraduate students to gather, as well as enhancing AV and sustainability features.

Highlights include:

  • Historic windows refurbished
  • New and refinished millwork on walls
  • Restoration of chandeliers, including energy efficient LED lighting
  • New lighting fixtures, dimming controls and energy efficient sensors
  • Smart TV
  • Acoustic finish
  • New furniture and carpet
  • New healing and cooling system, featuring heating controls
  • ADA accessible doors

The project was completed and opened on October 1, 2021. The second stage of the project is underway, transforming the Wallach Hall lounge into an e-gaming space for undergraduates. Anticipated completion is late spring 2022.