Nap pods coming to ESU Featured

A sleep pod has been installed at Emporia State's William Allen White Library and will be ready for use Monday. A second pod will be installed at the Memorial Union next month. A sleep pod has been installed at Emporia State's William Allen White Library and will be ready for use Monday. A second pod will be installed at the Memorial Union next month. Emporia State University

Emporia State University is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to unveil a new sleep option on campus.


It's not a new residence hall. Instead, it's something a lot smaller -- a nap pod.

ESU has partnered with HOHM of San Diego, California, to bring two pods to campus -- one at the William Allen White Library that will be ready for students Monday, another at the Memorial Union that will be ready next month. The sleep pods are 43.5 square feet and contain a twin-size bed, a privacy and sound-blocking curtain, charging stations and a tablet. Students will need to schedule nap times through www.hohm.life or the HOHM app. Time slots can range from 30 minutes to four hours.

HOHM staff will help with check-in and check-out. They will also ensure single occupancy, clean the pods and change the sheets after each use.

ESU becomes the second university in America to have the pods installed after the University of Arizona. The cost of the pods has not been announced.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 3:30 pm Monday at White Library.

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