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A common room is a type of shared
lounge Lounge may refer to: Architecture * Lounge, the living room of a dwelling * Lounge, a public waiting area in a hotel's lobby (room), lobby * Lounge, a style of commercial alcohol-Bar (establishment), bar * Airport lounge, or train lounge (e.g., ...
, most often found in
halls of residence A dormitory (originated from the Latin word ''dormitorium'', often abbreviated to dorm) is a building primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for large numbers of people such as boarding school, high school, college or university stud ...
or
dormitories A dormitory (originated from the Latin word ''dormitorium'', often abbreviated to dorm) is a building primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for large numbers of people such as boarding school, high school, college or university stud ...

dormitories
, at (for example)
universities A university () is an of (or ) and which awards s in several . Universities typically offer both and programs in different schools or faculties of learning. The word ''university'' is derived from the ''universitas magistrorum et scholari ...

universities
,
colleges A college (Latin: ''collegium'') is an educational institution or a University system, constituent part of one. A college may be a academic degree, degree-awarding Tertiary education, tertiary educational institution, a part of a collegiate un ...

colleges
,
military bases A military base is a facility directly owned and operated by or for the military A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare. It is typically officially au ...
,
hospitals A hospital is a health care Health care, health-care, or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the preventive healthcare, prevention, diagnosis, therapy, treatment, recovery, or cure of disease, illness, injury, and othe ...

hospitals
, rest homes,
hostels
hostels
, and even minimum-security
prisons A prison (also known as a jail or gaol (dated, British English, British, Australian English, Australian, and to a lesser extent Huron Historic Gaol, Canadian English), penitentiary (American English), detention center (or centre if outside t ...
. They are generally connected to several private rooms, and may incorporate a
bathroom A typical bathroom in a restaurant. A bathroom or washroom is a room In a building, a room is any space Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction. Physical space is ...

bathroom
. They may also be found in
secondary schools A secondary school describes an institution that provides secondary education and also usually includes the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools provide both lower secondary education (age 12 to 15) and upper secondary educatio ...
and
sixth form colleges Image:ShrewsburySixthFormCollege.JPG, Shrewsbury Sixth Form College in Shropshire A sixth form college is an educational institution, where students aged 16 to 19 typically study for advanced school-level qualifications, such as GCE Advanced Level, ...
. Regular features include
couch A couch, also known as a sofa, settee, futton, or chesterfield (see Etymology Etymology ()The New Oxford Dictionary of English ''The'' () is a grammatical article Article often refers to: * Article (grammar) An article is any memb ...

couch
es,
television Television, sometimes shortened to TV or telly, is a telecommunication Telecommunication is the transmission of information by various types of technologies over wire A wire is a single usually cylindrical A cylinder (from Gre ...

television
s,
coffee table A coffee table is a low table (furniture), table designed to be placed in a sitting area for convenient support of beverages, remote controls, magazines, books (especially large, illustrated coffee table books), decorative objects, and other small ...

coffee table
s, and other generic lounge
furniture Furniture refers to movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating (e.g., chairs, stools, and sofas), eating (table (furniture), tables), and sleeping (e.g., beds). Furniture is also used to hold objects at a con ...

furniture
for socializing. Depending on its location and purpose of use, a common room may be known by another name. For instance, in
mental hospital Psychiatric hospitals, also known as mental health units, are hospital A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized medical and nursing staff and medical equipment. The best-known type of hospital is ...
s, where access is usually restricted to the daytime hours, this type of room is often called a "day room". In Singapore, the term usually refers to a
bedroom A bedroom is a room In a building, a room is any space Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction. Physical space is often conceived in three linear dimensions, al ...

bedroom
without attached bathroom in an HDB apartment unit. File:Common Room at I.I.T. Delhi.jpg, alt=Common Room at IIT Delhi, Common room from Karakoram Hostel, File:Kesgrave Hall School (Boys Common Room) - geograph.org.uk - 473960.jpg, Boys Common Room at
Kesgrave Hall School Kesgrave Hall School was a private boys' boarding school in Kesgrave, England, catering for pupils with high academic potential who were unable to flourish in mainstream schools. Incidents Alan Stancliffe was convicted, in 1982, in 1999, and agai ...
, United Kingdom File:Dialynas Hall common room.jpg, alt=Room in Dialynas Hall with sofas, a coffee table, a refrigerator, and plants. There is light streaming through two open windows, a warm earth-toned color palette, and an exposed concrete column., Private common room in a residential suite at
Pomona College Pomona College ( ) is a private Private or privates may refer to: Music * "In Private "In Private" was the third single in a row to be a charting success for United Kingdom, British singer Dusty Springfield, after an absence of nearly tw ...
in California


See also

* Common Room (university) * Student lounge


References


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