Now that we are in the second week of the semester, homework is piling up and it’s time to start cracking down. If you don’t have time to drive home or you have a break between classes, you might like to spend that time studying on campus. After going to Weber State for the past four years, I have a few suggestions on some quiet places to sit in peace for that short study break.

Lobby of the Browning Center. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Lobby of the Browning Center. This a great place to study and be comfortable. (Photo by: Lichelle Jenkins)

In the lobby on the second floor of the Browning Center the couches are comfortable and the crowds are quiet. I initially started going here as a place to nap (did I mention the comfortable couches?), and discovered that I can get a lot of work done as well.

 

 

Picnic tables behind the Browning Center. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Picnic tables behind the Browning Center. If you like to study in the great outdoors this is the place to go. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)

 

A few floors up, behind the Browning Center, is an outdoor picnic area with many benches. If you enjoy the sound of birds as background noise, this is a perfect spot with plenty of space.

Computer Lab at the Hub. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Computer Lab at the mathematics Hub. For the mathematically-challenged, this is the place to study. (Photo by Lichelle Jenkins)

 

I adore the computer labs on campus. There are always computers open, they have state-0f-the-art equipment and I can always rely on them. One of the most useful labs to me was the Hub, specifically in the one semester I took math. Tutors are always around to answer questions and work you through problems.

Freshmen Jessie Erisoty and Skyler Weber play chess, Joshua Abercrombie, sophomore Paramedic major and freshman Chris Espinoza study on the top floor of the library. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Student study on the top floor of the library. The library is a classic place to get some studying done. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)

As a book nerd, the library is typically the first place I run to for a break in between classes. I can pop in there and open a book for an hour in quiet, spacious study areas.

The Fireplace Lounge in the Shepherd Union Building. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
The Fireplace Lounge in the Shepherd Union building. Despite being in the Union, the lounge is a great place to study comfortably. (Photo by Lichelle Jenkins)

While I typically try to avoid studying in the Union at all costs due to its loud and crowded nature, I can’t help but be drawn to the Fireplace Lounge. If you can find a seat there, the warm glow of the fire is  homey and relaxing. If this is the mood you need to get your brain to focus on studying, the lounge is the place to be.

Quiet place to study east of the Shepherd Union building. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Quiet place to study east of the Shepherd Union building. It’s conveniently located near the center of campus, so it’s close to everything. (Photo by: Lichelle Jenkins)

Finally, my favorite place to spend time on campus is the platform just east of the Shepherd Union building. Under the shade of trees and slightly off-set from the rest of campus, it’s easy to romanticize reading here.

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