We all are well acquainted with many, if not most, of the numerous bathrooms the university has to offer. For some, finding a restroom is a matter of convenience or worse, urgency. Others seek leisure and will accept nothing less. All envision the same place when “restroom” and “leisure” are used in the same sentence. Yes, the David B. Burks Heritage restrooms reign high above all other peasant toilets.
The design and style of these bathrooms scream “White House.” Real granite floor tiles, real fake plants and symmetry are the three key factors in making this place not only a relaxing setting, but also making you think you aren’t $80,000 dollars in debt. The only negative thing that can be said about these restrooms are the “complementary” Skype reflections embedded on the granite floor.
The most forgettable restrooms on campus are the ones you remember only when you simply cannot wait any longer to use them. The cafeteria restrooms are extremely convenient and squeaky clean as well. Nothing will ruin an appetite more than an unclean restroom in a food establishment.
For those who excuse themselves from Bible class and go to the restroom, you will most likely experience the interesting phenomenon that I like to call “McInteer Elevator Bathroom Vertigo.” There are three identically designed bathrooms stacked on top of each other on either side of the elevator in the central rotunda of the McInteer building. If you spend enough time in said bathroom, once you exit, you can immediately forget what floor you are on. Even trying to look for visual cues to help identify what floor you are on won’t always help, because the decor is the same for each floor. Over time, students seem to adapt to the trickiness of these bathrooms.
Finally, and probably the most wonderful of restrooms on campus, are those above the Heritage. Few know of these hidden knolls, which make them excellent for those seeking a little more privacy. There are a plethora of these two-stalled, one-sink restrooms scattered among the halls of the building. Occasionally, these bathrooms will be filled with students who walk through the breezeway on their way to class, but through the late afternoon and into the night, nothing but the sound of the ceiling fan can be heard within these stalls.