Graduate Student Lounge
301 Philosophy Hall
The GSAS Student Lounge is one of the few spaces on campus still used for the purpose for which it was originally intended. When the McKim, Meade & White-designed Philosophy Hall opened in 1912 to house the Graduate Faculty of Philosophy, this spacious two-story tall room became a lounge for female graduate students. In the fifties the room became a lounge for all GSAS (then called Graduate Faculties) students regardless of sex, and so it has remained. In 1992 the room was refurbished to duplicate its earlier splendor. Now many of the ceremonial functions of the Graduate School, as well as other University functions, take place there.
301 Philosophy will be open to GSAS students daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the fall 2012 semester only, beginning Friday, September 28.
- 301 Philosophy to become exclusive space for graduate students, Columbia Daily Spectator (4/9/12)