12 Places You’ll Probably Study
1. The Stu
The Campbell Student Union is open 24-7. Grab a pod chair in the Campus Living Room, a table in the dining room, or a group study room upstairs.
“I love this little cubby hole that’s above the Student Union. There is usually only one big chair and a table and it’s the perfect spot to take a quick nap or study in near silence.” — Gabrielle Swangstue ’18, Japanese and Asian studies major
2. On the beach
Who says the first draft of your English paper can’t be a great beach read?
“My favorite spot on campus is the lake. It is so relaxing and can turn any bad day into a better one. I have a hammock and when it’s nice out, I’ll go sit outside in it and study. There is nothing that beats the sound of the waves on a nice day.” — Andrea Kline ’18, nursing major
3. On the lawn overlooking the water
Set up camp on the grass overlooking the water. Jessica Foderaro ’17 sent us this photograph.
4. In the library, of course
Grab a friend. Grab a table. Plug in your laptop. Go.
“My favorite spot on campus has to be the basement of the Hedberg Library because it is a quiet place to get all of my work done early.” — Logan Dolehide ’19 accounting and finance major
5. Library computer lab
Double the tech, double the productivity.
6. Practice rooms in JAC
The Johnson Arts Center has dozens of practice rooms. Music majors joke they live here. Sometimes the music is the work; sometimes the music helps you work.
7. The Caf
Obsessing over a project? Don’t stop studying just because your stomach needs food. Plenty of people bring their books to the cafeteria.
Einstein Bros. Bagels in Hedberg Library is a great group study spot. Fireplace. Food. Room for friends.
“I love Einstein Bros. The windows give natural light, the view is amazing, and the traffic that passes through allows you to see friends, all while doing your homework.” — Jordan Parris ’18, history major
9. Clausen Center Couches
The tiered couches in the A. W. Clausen Center for World Business are perfect for group assignments, or for reviewing in the moments before class.
“Most of the accounting and finance majors can be found here, since that is where the majority of the classes are held for those majors. This environment creates a forum where students with like interests can share ideas, strategies, and even the occasional business venture. I can also always find a room to study in whether that be alone or with a group.” — Grant Dunham ’19, finance major
10. By the Volleyball Court
Grab a bench and get the work out of the way. Grab a ball when you’re ready to play.
11. Starbucks Solo
Get a table by the big plants, students suggest, if you need to work alone.
12. Starbucks with Friends
Check that out: Sipping from an iced cappuccino without missing a keystroke.
“It’s a fun place to do homework with friends while being able to drink tea or a cold frappuccino. It is a great, relaxing environment!” — Brittany Lee ’21, graphic design major