There is no place like Valhalla. The nonprofit, volunteer-run, graduate student lounge opens in 1970 and receives a liquor license in 1971. Loyal patrons return to Valhalla years, even decades, after earning their degrees. More than just a place to drink beer, Valhalla serves lunch daily. Graduate students and professors socialize, and campus police stop by for coffee breaks. On Friday afternoons, grad students, alums and their families enjoy a TGIF social hour.