By Athena Metaxas
Instead of locking yourself up in your dorm room or apartment and forcing yourself to learn organic reaction mechanisms or reviewing glycolysis, barricade yourself in one of these study spots for a change of scenery.
1. Mallet Chemistry Library
If you are looking for a spot that is quiet at any given moment in time, look no farther than the Mallet Chemistry Library located next to the Welch Convocation Center (Room 2.122). The Mallet Library also has several free scanners and 12 computers that you can use. If you have a group and you would like to study together, there is a group study room located next to the circulation desk.
1. Caffe Medici
This is probably one of my favorite places to study whenever I have money to buy a drink. If you work best in an environment that’s buzzing with conversation, but is relaxed at the same time, then this is the best for you. It’s also very good for group work as there are many tables and chairs you can pull together to study and have some coffee and a pastry. I highly recommend their hot chocolate and their lattes. Caffe Medici is across the street from campus next to CVS and the Scientology church.
2. Perry-Castañeda Library
If you have a large group that is studying together, I suggest you go to the 5th floor of the PCL (the PCL is located on the right of Jester). There are many large tables, chairs, and outlets available for use. If you are looking for a quieter place to study in the PCL, head up to the 6th floor. It’s so quiet, you could hear a pin drop!
3. Einstein Bros. Bagels
If you are hungry but need to study at the same time, look no further than Einstein Bros. Bagels. Grab a delicious Asiago cheese bagel and a cup of their wonderful coffee and you are good to go. They also have plenty of outlets for those who bring their laptops with them to study. Einstein Bros. is located on the Drag next to Noodles and Company.
4. Norman Hackerman Building
This fancy building on the opposite side of 24th street from Welch boats several group study areas on its floors, each equipped with a large dry erase board. This is great for Organic Chemistry study groups, as drawing out mechanisms and synthesis pathways is a good way to study for this subject. This building is also aesthetically pleasing to the eyes with its simple, modern design scheme, which for some can help ease stress.