Commuter lounge and café open near campus

Temple University has opened a new commuter lounge for students. Located on Berks and Warnock streets, the 1,750 square foot lounge is available to all students with the access of their Owl Card.

James Templeton, Director of Temple Architectural services says the lounge is convenient for commuter students and professors as it is near many transportation routes such as the SEPTA regional rail station, the Montgomery garage, and the SEPTA bus routes.

The lounge is equipped with two large plasma televisions; one for gaming consoles the other for television. A large board that displays the SEPTA schedule updates in real time so students never miss their ride.

Colorful, comfortable seating and Wi-Fi are available for students to complete homework. Airport style lockers give commuter students the availability to store gear in the lounge throughout the day and pick it up on their way home.

A kitchenette is available for the student that builds up a hunger after eating all day. If students don’t feel like making their own food in the lounge’s kitchenette style kitchen, Saige Café just opened steps away from the lounge.

Saige Café is open to the public and offers a wide variety of fresh and organic foods and drinks. From Panini’s to fresh made salads, or even a coffee for the student onthe go, Saige Café can satisfy any student’s needs.The commuter lounge is not available to students on weekends, but Saige Café is open seven days a week.

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