With students preparing for the first few exams of the semester, finding a peaceful place to study on campus can be a challenge.
There are plenty of secluded areas to be found on campus for studying, but where?
Some of the best known places are full of students talking, watching videos or listening to music. Sophomore Jiawei Brown’s favorite place to study is where he is most comfortable.
“I always study in my room because I have a comfy bed to lie on and no distractions,” Brown said.
The Dauphin Humanities Center computer lab and the Ezrah Lehman Memorial Library are two of the most popular places to study. The library is a top pick because of its easy access to a quick caffeine boost from the Starbucks coffee and offers three floors to choose from.
Despite their popularity, the upstairs to both the library and DHC contain study areas that are often quiet. Junior Jordana Wagner recommended the small sitting area in DHC first floor, facing the quad known as the fishbowl is usually a calm area that offers a great view of the quad.
The Ceddia Union Building offers multiple lounges and study areas that often go unused. Junior Trisha McMullen revealed the Fireside Lounge located next to the Orndorff Theater in the CUB as her favorite place.
“It’s usually very quiet and the chairs are very comfy,” McMullen said.
Some students such as junior and ROTC cadet John Devanney, choose to study is in the cadet lounge located in Wright Hall. Devanney said that many different organizations and departments on campus have their own lounge for members, such as the chemistry lounge and psychology lounge in the Franklin Science Center. There are other club lounges such as the veteran’s lounge located in the CUB.
“I go to the cadet lounge because I usually see someone I know and can always ask for their help,” Devanney said.
However for students that are not part of a club, there are still many studying options. Students who live in dorms can always check the study lounges located on each floor of the residence halls. Another great option is the computer labs in the CUB. There are labs located on the second and third floor so students have a second choice if one is too crowded.
Studying one of the dining halls can be productive if you want a quick meal while you’re cramming for an exam while having lunch. Amanda Mehall, a senior, said that Century Café in Old Main as a great place to study.
“The atmosphere is more peaceful because it’s mostly just professors that go there over students,” Mehall said.
With seven residence halls and countless other facilities on campus, there is an abundance of quiet places to study. The best way to find them is to do some exploring until you find one that caters most to your study habits.