My favorite way to study is to book a study room, bring a snack, and put some white noise in the background. However, with finals just around the corner, it is getting a little harder to book a study room. Since everyone needs a place to study, here are my favorite that never fail me.
1. The Main Library. A classic. The main library is one of the best study spots for many reasons, the first being all the private study rooms you can book in the learning commons! Being able to visualize and write different aspects of my classes on the whiteboards is a game-changer. If all the study rooms are booked, there are multiple floors you can go to find a nice, quiet place to study.
2. The Psychology building. This is a newer discovery for me, but one of my favorites. In the basement, there are private rooms you can book with whiteboards. The upper levels, however, have high-top tables, comfy chairs, and hugggeeee windows. The natural light in the building is insane and definitely one of my favorite parts.
3. Speaking of natural lighting… The Art Library. While the Art Library has shorter hours, when I am there I am guaranteed to get stuff done. The natural light and view of the water are so relaxing and motivating. Plus, it is hardly busy if you have a hard time studying with noise (like me).
4. Voxman Music Building. This is for the people who do like background noise while studying. Voxman is one of the newer buildings on campus and has so many great spots to study. Plus, there is always music playing in the background from people in class/practicing! It is also close to Starbucks if you need a quick pick me up before hitting the books again.
5. The Alder Journalism Building. This is one of my favorite buildings on campus because it is so peaceful. Once again, huggeeee windows. Natural lighting is a game-changer for me because artificial lighting makes me so sleepy.
I am someone who likes to switch up where they study, and these are my top 5 I rotate between, but the university has so many more great spots.
Remember, finals are only a week long! You got this!