New space for students to relax in Campus Center

by Katherine Burns / Beacon Staff • February 11, 2016

The college opened its Reflection Room on Tuesday in the Campus Center to provide students with a quiet space for relaxation and meditation.

Located in Piano Row L154, the room is next to the Spiritual Life office and two doors down from the Cultural Center.

Tikesha Morgan, director of multicultural student affairs, and Josh Hamlin, director of the campus center, came up with the idea to provide a calming space for students.

“If you need a quiet room, to get out of your suite, or if you have spiritual needs—the reflection room is there,” Morgan said.

It’s furnished with plush cushions and has a capacity of 10 students at a time, according to Morgan. She said the Campus Center hopes to hire student staffers who are certified in yoga and meditation to provide guided practice three or four times a week.

Morgan said they plan to begin advertising the room when these services become available in a few weeks.

The spot is available for students to rent on Spacebook too, according to Hamlin.

“It’s a room and space we want anyone to enjoy,” Hamlin said. “It’s great to hear people are excited about it.”

Noah Spahn, a freshman marketing communication major said he had not heard of the Reflection Room, but he liked the concept.

“Guided meditation can take place anywhere,” Spahn said. “If the room was multipurpose, I think it would be more useful. But I’m all for expanding on campus activities, spiritual and non-spiritual.”