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.
2. On the lake
Who says the first draft of your English paper can’t be a great beach read?
“My favorite spot on campus would probably have to be along the lakeshore. It is really nice to just set up a hammock and relax for a couple of hours with some homework or a good book. ” — Riley Geoghegan ’20, chemistry major
3. Science Center patio
Set up camp on a table overlooking the water. The sound of the waves is a perfect study soundtrack.
4. In the library, of course
Grab a friend. Grab a table. Plug in your laptop. Go.
“Hedberg Library is always a reliable place to go when I need to buckle down and get some work done, with the downstairs area providing a mostly quiet reprieve from the rest of campus.” — Samuel Croak ’22, political science and economics major
5. The Tower Residence Hall
The higher the building, the higher the ambitions.
“My favorite spot on campus is The Tower Residence Hall. It is a newer building so everything is very modern. On one side you can see the lake, and on the other is Campus Drive. Also, the lounges are great for studying and hanging out with friends.” — Andrew Hallstrom ’22, physics major
6. Practice rooms in the 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.
“If you’re pursuing music, be prepared to spend a lot of time in the practice rooms playing your instrument or just studying. Practice rooms are where all of the real learning and growth happens.” — Katiann Nelson ’22, music education major
7. The Chapel
Whether you want a pretty place to hang out with friends, focus on your homework, or find a moment to recenter yourself, the A. F. Siebert Chapel is the perfect place to relax after a long day.
“My favorite spot on campus is the chapel. I love to go up to the second level and do my homework. It is so quiet and peaceful there and the chapel is beautiful, so it makes a great place to study or just hang out.” — Synclaire Lunardi ’20, English and communication major
Einstein Bros. Bagels in Hedberg Library is a great group study spot. Fireplace. Food. Room for friends.
“My favorite place on campus is Einstein’s. Every time I sit there to do my homework or enjoy my lunch, I end up running into friends or professors and get to have a good conversation with them.” — Sammie Woodward ’20, exercise and sports science major
9. The Kissing Rock
Despite its name, the Kissing Rock has many purposes. So whether you want to study or snooze, the lawn by the Kissing Rock is the perfect place for any pastime.
“One of my favorite spots on campus is the area of grass behind the Kissing Rock where you get a perfect view of the lake. Seeing the lake in full view is so calming. You can sit in the grass for hours and do homework or even take a nap.” — Kaitlyn Keel ’21, public relations major
10. By the Volleyball Court
Grab a red Adirondack chair and get the work out of the way. Grab a ball when you’re ready to play.
Check that out: Sipping from an iced cappuccino without missing a keystroke.
“I have to say that my favorite spot on campus would have to be Starbucks…who doesn’t love being able to use their meal points on coffee?! It’s also just a super fun place to study and hang out with friends!” — Allyssa Vargas ’22, nursing major
12. In your dorm room
Whether you sit at your desk or get cozy in bed, your dorm room is a great spot to crank out some homework or stay up all night for a cram session.
“My favorite place to study is probably my own room. I live in the Oaks Residence Village, and I’ve set up my desk so I have a view of the trees and the lake behind them. I love to be in my own space because I feel comfortable and it relaxes me after a day full of studying and attending classes.” — Laura de Rosales ’20, exercise science major