Campus Center

Social Spaces

If you’re looking for a place to hang out, relax and study, or grab a bite to eat, you can find it at the Max Mutchnick Campus Center. We have two dedicated lounges, a Cultural Center, a cafe, an outdoor terrace and an indoor lobby sitting area.

Campus Center Lobby

Campus Center

The Lobby is where students meet, chat and relax between classes or before a meeting or event. The lobby's Media Wall has four monitors showing The Emerson Channel and other stations.

This space is non-reservable.

Campus Center Media Wall

Media Wall

Want to catch up on the latest Emerson Channel shows? How about national news or sports information? The Media Wall’s four monitors broadcast various networks or requested programs, as well as WECB radio. You can tune into each monitor’s separate FM frequency with a radio or other mobile device with an FM receiver. The system also includes a Blu-Ray/ HD-DVD player, a DVD player, two auxiliary inputs, and a VGA input connection for a PC.

Want to use the Media Wall for an event? Email

Student Lounge

Student Lounge

Need a place to hang out, eat, play foosball, or display your artwork? The Student Lounge on the second floor of the Campus Center is the place for socializing and relaxing.

The Student Lounge features:

  • Trendy décor
  • Soft seating and high café tables (capacity: 50)
  • A foosball and a bubble hockey table
  • A digital media display
  • A gallery of artwork by the Emerson community

The "living room-like" atmosphere of the Student Lounge is a perfect location for students to come together and relax.

Student Lounge Gallery Displays

Emerson students, faculty, staff, or alumni interested in submitting artwork for display in the student lounge should complete the Gallery Submission form (ECNet login required) and follow these guidelines:

Provide sample images of your artwork (such as digital photography, slides, or secondary/copy prints). Do not submit original artwork.

  • Digital images are preferred, and may be emailed or provided on CD/DVD. Files must be in JPEG or other standardized format with a resolution greater than 300 dpi. The filename must match the artwork's title.
  • Physical prints of work will also be considered, and should be in either 8"x10" or 11"x14" formats.

You’ll also need to include an itemization of each piece, including title and medium; a series title, if applicable; and a brief artist’s statement or bio.

Our submissions board reviews artwork twice a year, in November and April. After reviewing your submission, the board will determine if and when artwork will be displayed in the Student Lounge Gallery. Artists will be notified of this decision. Please do not contact us regarding the status of your submission.

This room is non-reservable.


Looking for a place to relax between meetings or while waiting for a friend? The Terrace is an ideal outdoor lounge area .

Open when weather permits, the Terrace can be reserved along with the Julia Owens Multipurpose Room for events.

Location: Main Level

Capacity: 20

Hours (weather permitting):
Monday–Saturday: 9:00 am–12:00 am
Sunday: 12:00 pm–12:00 am

Smoking is strictly prohibited.

Furniture cannot be moved/removed.

Reservable through the Information Booth only in conjunction with the Multipurpose Room and with approval of Campus Center management. Emerson ID required.

Quiet Study Lounge

Need a room to get some work done? On the second floor, the Quiet Lounge is equipped with a mix of soft seating and tables and chairs for students to relax between classes or catch up on some work. All tables and workstations are fitted with electrical outlets and Ethernet jacks for computer use. No food permitted.

Capacity: 20

Monday–Saturday: 9:00 am–12:00 am
Sunday: 12:00 pm–12:00 am

This room is non-reservable.

Cultural Center

The Cultural Center is a place to enhance the educational, cultural and social needs of the campus community. It is open to all Emerson College community members seeking to come together in the name of mutual respect and understanding.

This room functions as both a gathering space for Emerson’s cultural organizations and as a place to host culturally-themed events. The room has a large projection television for movie screenings, tables and chairs for gatherings and meetings, a dry-erase board and a kitchenette.

Location: Lower Level (L1)

Capacity: 30

The Cultural Center’s "open hours" for casual use are 11:00 am–6:00 pm, Monday - Friday during the academic year. It is also reservable for specific events. To reserve the Cultural Center, contact Tikesha Morgan, Director of Multicultural Student Affairs.

Commons Cafe

Looking for a bite to eat before your next meeting or class? Located on the second floor, the café features a grill station, panini sandwich shop, and pasta and Asian cuisine stations. Eat your meal or snack in the seating area overlooking Boston Common.

Board Bucks & and ECcash are accepted.

Café and C-Store Hours:

Monday–Friday: 8:00 am–2:00 am
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am–2:00 am

Contact: Business Services at 617-824-8554