What’s up everyone!
Have you used a bathroom today? I have. Today I’m taking you on a bathroom tour of Furman. Whether you like to talk about it or not, everyone has to use the restroom at one point or another, and this guide will show you the best bathrooms on campus. Disclaimer: I only have experience with the male bathrooms. If you identify as a female you might have to ask my friend Colleen. Either way you should read this post! Let’s get started.
1. Furman Hall This is arguably the most boring bathroom on campus. Furman Hall is the home of the humanities, so there are A LOT of classes that go on in there. Therefore, these bathrooms are usually pretty busy during the day. Add to it the fact they are aesthetically very bland, and you have the most average bathroom experience on campus. 4/10
2. Johns Hall Johns Hall is the home of the social sciences, so most psychology, sociology, and political science classes go on in there. These bathrooms are very similar to the Furman Hall bathrooms in that they are very typical. They typically have one big stall (good for privacy, bad if it’s busy) and two urinals. The downside is that the urinals don’t have a divider in between them so you have to be really comfortable if you’re in there. 4/10
3 . Plyler Hall Plyler Hall is the science building, so it houses biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, etc… This building is huge, so there are tons of bathrooms, which means that they aren’t usually super busy. They usually have two stalls and two urinals with a divider in between. Like I said, Plyler is huge, so if you want some privacy you can always go to the bathrooms in the depths of the plyler basement and there will likely not be anyone in there. The urinals also use treated gray water, which means that the building’s water is cleaned and used for non-potable demands like flushing toilets. Aka less overall water use!!! 5/10
4. James B. Duke Library These bathrooms are not the most fun. They’re always pretty busy since it is the library and people are always around. One fun aspect of these bathrooms is that they always have “The Flusher” hanging above the urinals. The Flusher is a weekly newsletter that Furman Marketing always puts out with a list of events on campus that week. So, they’re informational and keep you entertained. 5/10
5. Riley Hall Riley Hall is the math, economics, and computer science building, and its bathrooms are COOL. The design is unlike any other bathroom at Furman since they use a sleek black tile that makes you feel like you’re in another world. These can be pretty busy during the day since there are classes in there, but the aesthetic makes up for it. 7/10
6. Dining Hall The dining hall has 2 main bathrooms. One of them is a multiple person bathroom. It’s not usually too crowded and the vibe is pretty cozy. I might be making this up also but I feel like the soap always smells nicer than other soaps. This might just be the food. The other main dining hall bathroom is a gender-neutral bathroom around the corner. This is a single person bathroom that is NICE when you need some privacy or a good cry. Both are 7/10
7. McAlister Auditorium McAlister is our auditorium that usually has performances or events. The bathrooms are upstairs (which is kind of annoying), but they are SO nice. There is a little lounge before you get to the actual bathroom that has some couches and decor, and the bathroom itself is gives off a studious chic vibe. Pretty busing during events though. 7/10
8. South HousingSouth housing is where most freshmen live, and it has community style bathrooms, which means the whole hall shares a bathroom. I know you’re probably thinking “ew gross I don’t even like sharing a bathroom with my nasty brother”, but don’t worry. These bathrooms are usually pretty clean because they have staff that come in and clean them every day! And they never run out of toilet paper (the staff is great at keeping it stocked). Not to mention this adds a whole other level to the freshman dorm community. 8/10
9. LakesideLakeside is where the rest of the freshmen and all sophomores live. Most of these bathrooms are suite style, which means that you and your roommate will share a bathroom with the room next to you. These are very hit and miss depending on who you live with. This means that if you’re like me and 0/4 of the people who live in your suite excel in the category of cleanliness, the bathroom will probably be struggling all year. Either way, in these bathrooms you have to buy your own toilet paper, shower curtain, and cleaning supplies. Not a huge fan of these. 3/10
10. North VillageNorth Village is where most juniors and seniors live, and in these apartments, you only share a bathroom with one other person. You have a lot of room in the sink area, and the toilet and shower are separated from the rest of the bathroom by a door. By this point in your Furman experience, you’re probably living with your close friends, so it’s usually never awkward. Nothing beats your home bathroom. 10/10
Hope you got something out of this, and if you come visit, definitely check out the restrooms!!!