Study at Collins

Tate Holt Tower Lounge

The Tate Holt Tower Lounge sits atop Edmondson Hall. The Collins community uses the space for studying, programming, and gallery exhibitions. 

You will find the Tower Lounge a relaxing space to study, with its tall leaded windows, comfortable easy chairs, and carved wooden owls watching over the room. There is space for small group meetings, various programs and other activities.

This space was formerly home to the Collins Library, and library services will continue to be offered through mobile outreach from Residence Life Libraries. Be on the lookout for programs and opportunities to check out books, films, and more using your student ID card.

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Carl Ziegler Formal Lounge

The Carl Ziegler Formal Lounge (located in Edmondson and often called either Ed Formal or the Flounge by students) is used for many different activities. Most of the time, you can find residents relaxing, studying, and socializing on the comfy couches and chairs. Some Collins instructors hold their office hours here.

Check out the walls of the lounge for history boards and rotating black boards, which include pictures and descriptions of Collins residents, programs, and organizations from the past year. Also in Ed Formal is a refurbished Steinway grand piano that was built in 1926.

The Flounge is a popular place to work on homework in the evenings if you need a break from your room or to hang out between seminars taking place in the classrooms right next door. Make sure to stop by and see your Student Services Assistant while you’re in the area!