It’s getting to be that time of year again — time to start buckling down for those finals you seriously need to pass. But when you get back to your room and your roommate’s having a rave and you just want everybody to shut up so you can study (or sleep)… We’ve all had those moments.
Ever just wanted that quiet place you could go to try to study for hours on end without getting distracted? Yeah, me too. Check out these five places where you can forget about everything else besides biochemistry, for at least a little while.
1. Graham Memorial Hall – Have you seen the couches in this place? It’s like stepping into a little comfortable slice of heaven. And with the building’s coffee shop a few feet away, simply drop in with those notes that still don’t make any sense, and I guarantee you’ll be comfortably concentrated in no time.
2. Davis Library, upper floors – Granted, the main lobby at Davis can be a little bit noisy at times. But if you like quiet, simply step onto the elevator and ride to one of the upper floors (I prefer floors 5 and up). Here you’ll find plenty of space at either one of multiple study tables or in one of the private study rooms (as long as they aren’t reserved). You can easily lose yourself in the rows upon rows of books for hours on end.
3. Bottom of the Student Union – If you like a little background noise, this is the perfect place. Simply go downstairs from the Union’s main floor, and you’ll find that the lighting is not harsh, and there’s just the right amount of noise to keep you totally engrossed in whatever you’re doing. Also, you can easily catch up on your current events because the TV is always tuned in to the latest news.