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Study Spots on Campus

William Ferguson studying outside STU.

Midterms have come and gone and it’s time to start thinking about finals. Personally, I see finals as a dreaded six-letter word that can send a college student into cardiac arrest, but don’t worry! The time to start studying is now, and campus has a plethora of super sweet study spots that are sure to get you into the right head space. Here are just a few of them that me and my friend Leah Faith found.

A little nook in the ACB

This little gem can be found on the first floor of the Academic Classroom Building. As you can see, it’s fit with two chairs and secluded just off one of the main hallways. If you want to be cool and quirky like Leah Faith, you can even sit in the windowsill. The ACB is full of little nooks and crannies like this. This spot was Leah’s favorite. If nooks and crannies aren’t your thing, you might enjoy the next spot.

(Photo: Nicole Alexander)

(Photo: Nicole Alexander)

Something a little more grandiose in the ACB

Contrary to the other spot in the ACB that I just mentioned, this area is bright and open. You can either find this spot on the second or third floor. If you look over the counter, you can see the floors below. It’s very aesthetically pleasing. Due to the area being so open, you do risk it being more crowded. However, it’s still a great place to study.

(Photo: Nicole Alexander)

(Photo: Nicole Alexander)

A little corner in Patterson

Look at it! There are plants! And a nice window! And it’s in a corner! This was my favorite spot out of the ones we visited. It’s very relaxing, and Patterson is usually pretty quiet. I don’t really have much to say about this one except that I love it and plan to use it in the near future. It speaks for itself.

(Photo: Nicole Alexander)

(Photo: Nicole Alexander)

This lounge area in COPE

Speaking of low-populated areas on campus, the COPE building is a great option. It’s mainly comprised of offices, so there’s little to no student flow in the building depending on the time of day. Plus, this area overlooks the Grove. So not only is it comfy, but it’s a room with a view. Perfect for studying.

(Photo: Nicole Alexander)

(Photo: Nicole Alexander)

Bonus: Outside Study Spot

If being outside helps your brain flow, I suggest the tables at Peck Hall. They protect you from the sun and allow a light breeze. Personally, I recommend going at night if you’re a night owl. I find it to be very peaceful. Spring is upon us, so outside study spots might be the move.

(Photo: Nicole Alexander)

(Photo: Nicole Alexander)

There you have it! Five study spots that are sure to get the brain flow going just in time for finals. It’s the beginning of the end for Spring 2022. Which is surreal because I feel like it just started. Either way, I know we’re going to kill the end of the semester and finish strong, and a great study spot can only help you.

Author Nicole Alexander is currently an undergraduate student in the Recording Industry Program in the College of Media and Entertainment. 


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