After practically living in Miller Library my freshman year, I decided that I needed to come up with some different study spots. Miller is a great place to study–there are computers, tons of tables, printers, and photocopy machines–but I needed a change. I found eight fantastic study spots, aobut half of which are outdoors. I don’t know about you, but doing my homework outside is relaxing!
#1) Adirondack chairs in front of Admissions. I don’t think many people know these chairs even exist. That means peace and quiet while you study!
#2) Outdoor tables behind Diamond. These tables are the perfect place to study before or after class in Diamond. Plus, they are in the sun all afternoon!
#3) Leather couches in Diamond. Once I laid down on one of these counches for two hours and read. So comfortable.
#4) Miller Lawn. On warm fall or spring days, it seems like the entire school is out on Miller Lawn. If you need a quiet place to study, I wouldn’t reccommend the law, but if you want to enjoy the sun with your friends, this is the spot for you!
#5) Johnson Pond. What’s better than listening to water lap against the shore while reading endless pages of Biology? There’s a wooden dock and plenty of benches all around the pond. My favorite thing to do is bring a blanket and lay out by the pond!
#6) The Arboretum. I think I might be one of the only people who bothers bring their homework into the woods, but it is so relaxing! You don’t even have to walk very far into the woods; sometimes I sit right on the edge, but it still has the same effect!
#7) Olin Library lobby. This is my favorite spot to study. It is quiet and there are comfy chairs, plus theres all kind of plants, and plants are fun!
#8) Upstairs study room in Olin. When I need to seriously study, I go to this study room on the second floor of Olin (it’s the room on the left in the photo). It’s secluded, so I’m never disturbed! Plus, the plants are really pretty to look at.
Everyone has their own favorite study spot. Maybe your favorite will be one of my eight, or maybe you’ll find your own. I wish you luck!
Until next time,