Student Life


Student Lounge
The lounge serves as the student hub. WiFi access, vending machines, laptop plug-ins, study tables and college information displays.

The lounge also can be rented for community events. Check at the Registration office for more information.

BC Bookstore 
Need that caffeinated jolt before class? Stop at the BC Bookstore. For frequent coffee drinkers pick up a punch card; if you buy 12 coffee drinks you get one free. The BC Bookstore also sells lunch items and snacks, bottled juices and water, and blended drinks and smoothies. Check out this link for more information on the Benton Center Bookstore. Textbooks are for Benton center classes only.

Remember that we offer Book Buy Back here at the Benton Center, in addition to the Albany campus, at the end of each term.

Acoustic Showcase
Twice each term the Benton Center student lounge hosts the Acoustic Showcase, where talented local musicians entertain students, staff and community members at a free noon concert. Check Benton Center Current Events for upcoming Acoustic Showcase performances.

The Commuter
Pick up a copy of The Commuter, LBCC's weekly, student-run newspaper, while you're here. Drop sites: In the Student Lounge and outside the Learning and Career Center. You can also check the Commuter online for recent issues.

Indoor and outdoor games are available for checkout from the Registration office. Ask at the counter if you want to play:

  • Chess
  • Bocce
  • Checkers
  • Football
  • Tri-ominos
  • Frisbee
  • Backgammon
  • Badminton
  • Yahtzee
  • Soccer
  • Cards
  • Volleyball

Student Notices
A bulletin board located in the student lounge is reserved for student announcements such as items for sale and ride shares as well as college information and deadlines. Check at the Registration office counter for posting guidelines.

Student Group Meeting Space
LBCC affiliated student groups can use the Benton Center for meetings and events at no charge. Contact the Administration office for details.

Student Government Representation
The Associated Student Government and Student Programming Board represent and serve all LBCC students at the Albany Campus, Benton Center, Lebanon Center and Sweet Home Center. Student issues relating to the centers fall under the jurisdiction of the Associated Student Government Vice-President.

The Student Programming Board and Associated Student Government sponsor events throughout the academic year. See Student Life & Leadership for more information.