If you’ve ever parked at the gold lot and walked to the MSE building, you know what a trek that can be. By the time I walk all the way across campus for my class, I usually have to take a potty break already. The MSE building is one of the newest ones on campus so one might expect the nicest, cleanest restrooms. My first experiences here were quite nice and it was one of my preferred restrooms on campus. However, the last couple times I’ve been there, it seems to have gone downhill just a bit.
When you walk in, the bathroom looks clean and simple. Sink and mirrors when you walk in, and one straight row of toilets. Score: 5/5
Aside from the occasional toilet paper on the floor, this restroom is relatively clean compared to most. The sink area is usually clean, and floors still look pretty clean. Score: 4/5
There are a total of 8 stalls. On this particular visit, 3 out of the 8 stalls were out of seat covers. Annoying but oh well, just walk to the next stall.
Automatic flush is great, though I usually flush with my foot anyway so it doesn’t really matter to me.
2 rolls of toilet paper, always better than 1.There are 3 sinks (not automatic, unfortunately, and neither are the soap dispensers). The 2 mirrors are a good size so you can check yourself out before class.
There are 3 paper towel dispensers, also manual. Though you’re supposed to use your elbow, most seem not to and there is usually water on the handle bar. The trash can is right next to the door, which is great so you can use your paper towel to open the door, hold it open with your foot, and throw away the paper towel on the way out so you don’t have to get your hands dirty. (Oh wait, am I the only one who does that…) Score: 4/5
This building is not as busy as some of the others, though there can be quite a bit of traffic before and after classes. With the number of stalls and the layout of the restroom, I usually feel safe handling my potty business here. Though as with many other restrooms, there is that awkward time when it is completely quiet, you’re in a stall and someone is taking forever checking themselves out at the sink and can hear (and smell …) everything you’re doing. Every fart and plop. Score: 4/5
Personally I feel this restroom is not as great as it used to be, but is still cleaner and nicer than many on campus. The supplies could be better stocked, and you may find some trash on the floor but it really isn’t a bother. The restroom still feels clean and bright; no crazy tile colors here!
4/5 – Potty Break Approved