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Social & Study Spaces

Whether you're looking for a space where you can relax and hang out with other students, or you're in search of a quiet spot to review class notes and catch up on readings, McLaughlin College has you covered. With several rooms available for drop-ins and/or reservations, we encourage you to take advantage. Here, you'll find all the details you need to choose the correct room and complete the booking process.

Please note: the room capacities listed below are based on the permissible number of persons who can occupy these spaces while following required social distancing rules.

Junior Common Room (JCR)


014 McLaughlin College

A great quiet place to meet friends or relax. The JCR is the centre for Public Policy events as well as for a wide variety of McLaughlin's social and cultural activities.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Summer Hours:
    • Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Room Capacity: 53 persons.

Senior Common Room (SCR)


140 McLaughlin College

The Senior Common Room is reserved for Lunch Talks and other events.

Room Capacity: 34 persons.

Audio/Visual: This space is not outfitted with A/V equipment.

Master's Dining Room / Multi-Purpose Room


049 McLaughlin College

The Master's Dining Room is ideal for instructional purposes, and can also be used as a meeting space with ready access to an outdoor patio.

Room Capacity: 21 persons.

Audio/Visual: This space is outfitted with A/V equipment.

Oscar's Room


051 McLaughlin College

Oscar's is a great lounge for students to study, meet and relax before and after class.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Summer Hours:
    • Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Room Capacity: 23 persons.

Audio/Visual: This space is outfitted with A/V equipment.

Mac Lounge


016 McLaughlin College

The Mac Lounge is a great place to relax and unwind on campus. It currently has study spots, a pool table, foosball, air hockey, table, a video games and entertainment center, and many more amenities to allow students to feel at home.

Booking Process

Submit your room booking request at least 15 business days prior to the event.

Step 1

Send an email to mclaugh@yorku.ca with the following information:

  • Room(s) you are requesting
  • Date(s) of the event
  • Start time and end time of the event
  • Event name
  • Brief event description
  • Approximate number of participants
    • York participants (student, faculty, employee)
    • External participants
  • Whether there will be any food or alcohol served
  • The name and cell number of at least one event organizer
    • Registered Student Associations: include your association name, executive representative name, email and cell number.

Step 2

We will check on the availability of the rooms requested and respond within 5 business days.

Providing the space if available, your will receive details including:

  • Key sign out and return procedure
  • Room setup / takedown requirements
  • Audio/Visual
    • Student Associations: York IT department cannot support student A/V requests. Rental arrangements can be made with an external provider.
    • University Employees (Internal Departments): order equipment through the Information Technology Centre on the Classroom Equipment Ordering System.

Next, you will need to submit a Temporary Use of University Space (TUUS) / Event application.

  • Registered Student Organizations: submit your TUUS Application through YU Connect.
  • University Employees (Internal Departments): submit a TUUS machform.