The Orange Room hosts a variety of programs, workshops, and essential services which support student health and well-being needs. All of the services on this page are free, and available to students as needed. The Office of the Dean of Students lists additional basic need resources on campus if you don’t see what you need here.
We recognize that access is food is critical for academic success. The Orange Room is part of a network of campus food assistance programs, and hosts a Wesley Food Pantry. Located in the hallway leading to the Writers Workshop (to your left as you enter from the Library Gallery), our food pantry has canned and dried goods that is available for any student, and we encourage students to use this service as much as they need. The Student Food Pantry is open the same hours as the Orange Room, and students do not need to provide any personal information or meet specific income levels to use this service.
Family Study Room
The purpose of the Family Study Room is to provide students in a caregiving role with a comfortable place to study in the Library, while also able to have children with them. Children will have a space that includes a table and chairs just for them, and the option for their caregivers to check out Family Kits that have toys and books meant for their use while their caregiver studies for classes.
The Family Study Room is located in the Main Library’s Orange Room study space (room 112).
The Family Study Room is available as a walk in or as a reservation for those accompanied by children. If you would prefer to reserve the space ahead of time, you may reserve the room through our room reservation system.
Reserving the room is not an option for students without children, although they are welcome to use the room on a first come, first served basis. However, priority for the room will be given to users who are accompanied by children.
- Table and chairs for students with outlet for laptop .
Use your iCard to check out:
- Amazon Fire Kid Tablet.
- Pack and play (with changing table option).
- Family Kits are fun backpacks that include coloring, games, puzzles, books, and more. They are available in three different age ranges.
- Newborn-4 years
- 4-8 years
- 8-12 years
These are for in-library use only, and are available for 2 hours at a time (may be renewed).
Mental and Physical Wellness
The University Library partners with McKinley Health Center and the Counseling Center to offer tabling sessions and workshops on different mental health and wellness topics.
Run by the McKinley Stress Management Peers, students can learn about stress techniques and resources the first Monday of the month in the Orange Room. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates and times.
Eat All the Colors
Receive some healthy snacks from McKinley Health Center and learn about the benefits of eating all the colors the first Wednesday of the month in the Orange Room. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates and times.
Academic Success Series
Join the Counseling Center with their monthly workshops that focus on different struggles students may experience that impact their academic success. Each workshop also includes a portion that focuses on international students. Workshops take place in the Main Library the first Tuesday of each month at 1pm. Our events calendar has the upcoming topics and workshop location.