With the arrival of the halfway point in the fall semester, popular study locations across campus are helping provide students with spaces to work.
Joe Singer, the Carolina Union events services director, said in a statement that the Student Union has continued to stay open to ensure an alternative study location is available for undergraduates. The housekeeping team consistently rotates through the facility to sanitize spaces, he said.
Unless the University or health officials instruct the Union to close, the facility will remain open until the conclusion of finals, Singer said.
Shiloh Duffy, a first-year studying political science, said it is tough for her to stay in her room all day, and she tries to get out at least once a day. She said she feels safe studying at places like the Union because everything is so spread out.
Meanwhile across the Pit at Davis Library, changes have been implemented to make it easier for students to study.
Judy Panitch, director of library communications, said in an email that there have been a few changes to Davis Library and the Health Sciences Library since the beginning of the semester.
Panitch said Davis Library has been limited to the first floor, rather than floors one and two, which were open at the beginning of the semester. The change was made in response to actual building use, she said.
She said Davis Library and the Health Sciences Library have extended their hours and suspended the table reservation system for the time being. Panitch said the libraries may reintroduce the system around exams or when more students return to campus.
Reservations are still required for individual study rooms at the Health Sciences Library, Panitch said.