Women’s restrooms: ratings for convenience, cleanliness, traffic

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People go to the bathroom. It’s a basic human function. You eat some food, you digest it and then you have to find the nearest restroom. If you’re like me, you spend most of your day on campus and want to know which bathrooms are the best for you.

Karyn’s ratings:

Kedzie Hall

Convenience ****

Cleanliness ***

Traffic ***

When you walk in the front doors of Kedzie Hall, you’re met with stairs and to the left of those stairs is a tiny area with a few doors. The first door you see is best campus bathroom I have ever stepped foot in.

I love private bathrooms, I cannot stand needing to do my business and then someone walks in to use the other stall. My first thought is always, “Can’t you see I’m in here and need some space?!” This Kedzie bathroom is the best, you’re alone and you can do business is peace.

The only downside is sometimes, it’s occupied and then you feel awkward waiting around for someone to come out. It’s fairly clean, but sometimes the toilet paper rolls are on the floor because the dispenser broke and sometimes the hot water from the sink doesn’t work. But none of that really matters because once you get in there, you’re by yourself and can perform whatever bowel movement you need to with only yourself (and most likely your cellphone) for company.

Burt Hall

Convenience ****

Cleanliness **

Traffic ****

Most of the bathrooms I use are obviously in close proximity to my classes, but having a biochemistry lecture in Burt Hall allowed me to stumble upon this little gem.

Granted this is not a private bathroom; it has three stalls and hardly ever has anyone in it because honestly, most students don’t know where Burt Hall is. The bathroom itself is a dingy yellow color and kind of gives off a prison-y feel, but it’s empty and that’s all I really need.

Plus, after awhile, the yellow color kind of grew on me.

K-State Student Union

Convenience ***

Cleanliness ****

Traffic **

The K-State Student Union is the mecca of campus. There are literally hundreds of students in and out of there all day long, eating and chatting with friends in between classes.

The women’s bathrooms on the first floor are filled with stalls and there are plenty of futuristic hand sinks. These hand sinks, however, are a pain. The soap never goes out correctly and the dryers go forever.

The only reason I like this bathroom is because it’s updated and clean. The walls are shiny and the toilets almost sparkle. The stalls are really close together, unless you’re using the handicapped stall. But if you’re not actually handicapped or are about to pee your pants, it’s kind of a jerk move to use the handicap stall.

Jon’s ratings:

K-State Student Union

Cleanliness **

Convenience ****

Traffic *

Although the K-State Student Union is a decent place to hang out at, its restrooms aren’t exactly the best on campus. Foot traffic is heavy around the building and, although the janitorial staff does a great job at cleaning its restrooms, it only takes one jerk with bad aim or an unwillingness to flush to ruin it.

The restrooms on the second floor have these weird sinks that dispense soap, water and air dry your hands. In reality, they just get your hands wet before blasting them with cold air. The person behind you then has to wait for the air dryer to finish before it dispenses water again.

The restrooms on the third floor are a bit better, but you have to go out of your way to get to them. If you have to do your business in the Union, I recommend using the first floor restroom. You’re not going to get a good Wi-Fi signal, but few people use it and the increased privacy makes up for the bad connection.

Kedzie Hall

Cleanliness ****

Convenience **

Traffic *****

If you make it out to Kedzie Hall, you can find one of the best restrooms on campus. Located on the first floor in the north part of the building is a single-person restroom. It’s kept relatively clean, always well-stocked with paper towels and toilet paper and has an adjustable temperature control.

The other restrooms on the first and second floor are a little less impressive. While the first floor restrooms are clean, the urinals lack a divider between them. The second floor has a single-person restroom with a flimsy slide lock being the only thing that separates you from the open hallway. With nothing but four walls and a small sink and mirror, no person should have to make a trip to use it.

On the other hand, the restroom in the basement is a bit better. Consisting of a single toilet and urinal with a divider between them, it should be the second choice of restroom users in Kedzie, behind the single-person on the first floor.

Eisenhower Hall

Cleanliness ***

Convenience *

Traffic **

For some reason, the restrooms in Eisenhower Hall all have the temperature set very high. While this isn’t as much of a problem in the winter, it’s a killer during the beginning of the fall semester when summer heat is still looming.

Instead of using the restrooms in Eisenhower, I suggest making a quick detour next door to Anderson Hall. The restrooms there are always kept clean because that’s where a number of school administrators have their offices. It’s worth the extra minute it takes to walk over there and you won’t be frying either.

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