There are few spots on campus where students can eat gourmet food, hold study sessions, play on touch screen tables, listen to Provo’s best musicians, watch BYU football and sing karaoke all in one place.
The Wall, located on the bottom floor of the Wilkinson Student Center, offers students something to do at all times of the day. By daytime, students have been known to use the chalkboards on the north wall to write up homework and hold study sessions.
For those who don’t have ROC Passes, The Wall plays every football game on big screen TVs. Some of The Wall’s most successful events are its weekly karaoke and open mic nights. The Wall holds Open Mic Night Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Karaoke Night on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
“The atmosphere at Open Mic Night is chill. We wanted it to be a creative and friendly atmosphere for musicians to network,” said Colin Rivera, intern for The Wall. “One of the reasons why The Wall is so good is that it’s a place for everyone — families, BYU students, freshmen and seniors — to hang out. It’s accommodating for everyone.”
Sterling May, manager of The Wall, emphasized how much The Wall has to offer to the BYU community.
“All of our events are multifaceted because The Wall is full of unique elements that make our events fun,” May said. “Where else can you go to get a fireplace, touchscreen tables, food, couches, a performance stage, an outdoor patio, and all within walking distance from your classes?”
The Wall opens daily at 7:45 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. Monday–Thursday and Saturday and at 12 a.m. on Friday. It is closed Sundays.