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Hey SNO peeps, welcome to my first blog post! Today I’m going to be sharing cool and new study spots on campus. Let’s be honest, the library and Starbucks aren’t cutting it for me anymore! The library’s great, don’t get me wrong. I’m just tired of trying to find a decent sized desk amongst the loud crowd, find outlets that aren’t 50 feet away from my desk, and avoiding the stuffy food smell.
I’m going to share with you all my top study spaces with their pros and cons. Let the productive studying begin!!
Goodfriend Lounge, Prebys Student Union, 3rd floor
This quiet study area (good for naps!!) is the best for getting work done while being comfortable. There are comfy chairs and roll away desks that are good for small collaboration or relaxing.
Pros: Quiet, abundant outlets, close to food places
Cons: Quiet, lacks big table space, may get full b/c of how small it is (usually from 12-2PM)
Student Lounge, Prebys Student Union, Ground floor
This lounge is basically a notch up from the Goodfriend Lounge! It’s located on the left hand side of the Habit when you’re facing the main double doors. There are bean bags, whiteboard tables for math problems, booths, comfy chairs, soft overhead music, even big collaboration tables that have big TV screens to connect to your laptop.
Pros: OUTLETS EVERYWHERE, super comfy, close to parking structure and dorms, good place to hang out
Cons: Can get a little rowdy during lunch time (the peak of when everyone comes to hang out), wouldn’t recommend for super focused studying
Career Services Student Center, Student Services East, 1st floor
Career services is an awesome resource on campus. They have daily walk in appointments for resume proofreading or general career questions. They have a student center with plenty of tables, computers, printing (10c/page though :c), and a lot of helpful resources for career planning. It basically a little library!
Pros: SUPER quiet, close to GMCS, EBA, and Parking Structure 3+4 so you don’t need to haul yourself to the library to print, not crowded.
Cons: May be too quiet for some
Arts & Letters Patio, 6th floor
This patio is the perfect place to seclude yourself from the busy campus. Realistically, nobody would trot their way onto the west side of campus just to come all the way up to this patio. But, if you have a long break during classes, this patio would be great to get some fresh air, have a nice view, and a quiet area to have lunch.
Pros: Outdoor, quiet, great view of campus
Cons: No outlets
PSFA Basement Library, 1st floor
Who knew there was a library in PSFA?! It’s definitely not the biggest library, but it’s super quiet, has a relaxing vibe, and dimmed lighting. It would be a great place to study right before a Nutrition 302L or 405 exam!
Pros: Secluded from noise/disturbances, quiet
Cons: Not too many outlets
Student Services East, 2nd floor patio
Who ever comes to the 2nd floor of SSE, honestly?! Nobody does unless you have paperwork to take care of. With that in mind, it’s extremely peaceful. There are plenty of tables to study or just chill before your next class.
Pros: A lot of tables, sunshine, quiet
Cons: No outlets
Thomas B & Anne K Day Quad, Engineering Building
As a nutrition major, who has really stepped foot into the new Engineering building? I personally haven’t explored it until a couple days ago and it’s BEAUTIFUL. There are a bunch of tables, benches, and an amphitheater layout with concrete seating. It’s a great addition to campus!
Pros: Shade, plenty of seating
Cons: No outlets
Well there you have it, folks! I’ve exposed all of my secret study spot to you all. If your favorite study spot is full, refer back to my list for some good back up options. Happy studying!"