You likely have a favorite BYU building, but what about a favorite bathroom? Taylor A. Rees (’22), an information-systems-management grad student, certainly does. She’s visited just about every women’s bathroom on campus, rating each based on lighting, traffic, cleanliness, and design.
Rees posts each rating—complete with a bathroom selfie—to her Instagram account @bathrooms_of_byu. The page started as a joke in March 2019 but has since become a student favorite.
So what makes a campus bathroom great? “Definitely how clean it is,” says Rees. “I also really value the accessibility and the layout.” Selfie potential is important too: “Bathrooms always get extra points with me if they have full-length mirrors and full-length stall doors,” adds Rees.
If you’d like to be privy to the best campus privies, here are Rees’s suggestions:
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Maeser Building |
With recently renovated fixtures,
beautiful tile, and floor-length
stall doors, this one is a favorite
for Rees: “Feels like you’re not in
a typical BYU bathroom.” Photo by Taylor Rees.
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Kennedy Center Basement |
If you’re heading to study in the
library, Rees recommends stopping
by the Kennedy Center first. She’s a
big fan of the light traffic, the cleanliness, and the comfy armchair. Photo by Taylor Rees.
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Worth the Trip:
Hinckley Center |
Heading off the beaten path is
worth it for the granite countertops,
updated appliances, and low traffic
in these bathrooms, says Rees. Photo by Taylor Rees.
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Perfect for Privacy:
Wilkinson Center Fifth Floor |
If you’d like some peace and quiet,
Rees suggests the fifth floor of the
Wilk because it “has a really nice
private bathroom.” Photo by Taylor Rees.
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Light and Bright: Joseph
Fielding Smith Building
First Floor West Lobbies |
With “full-length mirrors and a ton
of space,” Rees says that these
bathrooms “feel very inviting and
very clean.” Photo by Taylor Rees.
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Quirkiest of Them All:
Harris Fine Arts Center |
While the HFAC bathrooms are old
and hidden, Rees loves the pink tile. “I
think it’s just so adorable. I wish more
bathrooms had that fun, quirky style
to them.” Photo by Taylor Rees.
Honorable Mentions: Museum of Art bathrooms (light traffic), Engineering Building bathrooms (nice and new), Kimball Tower upper-level bathrooms (private and clean—occasionally featuring Bath & Body Works soap!), and the third floor Tanner Building bathrooms (reliable and easy to find).
Want to share your favorite spot? Message @bathrooms_of_byu on Instagram with your own ratings and selfies.