The Best Study Spots on Campus for Your Every Need

Finding the perfect study spot is, in my opinion, the most important part of having an effective study session. The right vibe and ambiance affects how much you are able to focus and stay on task.

The following are some of my favorite study spots—each depending on what kind of mood I may be in that day!

1. Solitude

When I want to be alone and study for a few hours without any distractions, I always hit up the Main Library. This building is located on the southwest end of the main quad, so it’s conveniently located near bus stops and a lot of class buildings. The architecture both outside and inside are stunning, and this only adds to the overall environment.  Everyone who goes to the Main Library is there to focus and and stay on task for a few hours. So, if you need to crank out an essay or cram in a few lectures before an exam, hit up this library!

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2. Relaxed

If there is a day when I don’t have too much work to do or it’s just a day of light reviewing and completing some busy work, I like to go to nearby coffee shops on campus. My favorite spot is Caffe Bene. The nice thing about this cafe is that there are two locations on campus. If one spot gets a little too crowded, I like to check out the other location where I can find a spot to sit down. This is an atmosphere where I usually run into friends, and it’s nice to chat with them as they pass by.

3. Interactive

As a pre-health student, I am enrolled in an anatomy course along with some of my other pre-health friends. This class is very dense, so we like to collaborate while we study and learn together. Buildings like Everitt Laboratory and Natural History Building have great areas where groups can study and discuss class materials together. White boards and projector access helps with the collaboration process.

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There are so many areas around campus that offer different environments for studying. Take advantage of these locations and find your perfect study spot, and if one day you catch me studying in one of these spots, stop by and say hi. I’d love to chat with my readers in person!

Kripa

Kripa

Class of 2020
I'm majoring in Psychology, minoring in Spanish, and pursuing a pre-dental track. It seems like I’m all over the place, but that’s what I like about college! I get to choose to study what I’m interested in, and I’m happy to be doing just that at Illinois.