The Voice‘s favorite study spots and other academic alcoves on campus
“Studying”: Not just for Lauinger anymore!
First, the bad news: Vox will be blogging on a reduced schedule during study days, finals, and winter break. We’ll do our best to run three posts a day, but finals may intervene—besides, the student body just won’t be doing as many delightful and interesting things over the next few weeks as it normally does.
Now for the “good” news: as Lauinger Library will be flirting with its maximum occupancy levels for the next thirteen days, Vox has a round up of the various other study spots on campus suggested by the University and favored by Voice staffers.
Our staff suggests:
- The Car Barn. Specifically, the graduate student lounge on the second floor. Former Vox editor Juliana Brint writes has “lots of tables and couches, tons of outlets, [and] multiple vending machines. It’s got its own microwave, and it’s right near one of the nicest bathrooms on campus.” And one of those vending machines sells energy drinks.
- The Hariri Building. Aside from probably having the highest working-to-non-working outlet ratio of any building on campus, it’s shiny, clean, and within I-hope-no-one-steals-my-laptop walking distance from Uncommon Grounds and Vital Vittles.
- Off-campus wi-fi hotspots. When Georgetown just can’t hold all of us, it’s time to venture off campus to places like the Barnes and Noble on M Street, which have food, tables, and wireless.James McGrory suggested a host of wi-fi abundant locales around the District back in August, like Baked & Wired (near B & N) and Crepes-a-Go-Go. (See a trend? These places may be a bit of a hike, but they serve up delicious study snacks).
- Blommer Science Library. Located on the third floor of the Reiss Science Center.
Check out Georgetown’s suggestions, with classroom reservation links after the jump!
Be.georgetown.edu is suggesting you hunker down in Saxby’s or any of the common areas scattered around on campus (whether that’s Sellinger Lounge in Leavey or your common room). If there’s no good, try:
- Dahlgren Medical Library. Located on top of the Hospital, it’s a little tricky to find, but it’s outfitted with wireless access and open 24/7. (See a map)
- The ICC. Classrooms aren’t available to just anyone, they say, but if you’re a member of a student club, your group’s leader can reserve a space with the Registrar.
- Healy and Maguire. Select rooms in Georgetown’s headlining building will be available for night-owls only until December 9, the school’s schedule said. MAG 101 and 104 will be open from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.; MAG 102 and 103, and HEA 103 – 105 will be open from 11:15 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.From December 10-17, all rooms will be open from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. At that time, MAG 101 and 104 and HEA 103 and 104 will be quiet rooms (no eating or talking) and HEA 105 will be a silent room (no laptops with their clicking keyboards). MAG 103 will be open for group study.
- Lauinger Library. No, really. Call 202-687-7607 one day in advance to book a study carrel for three hours, or a group study room for 6-8 people.
Finally, and most importantly, Corp President and CEO Ryan Callahan (SFS ’10) reports that with the exception of Mug, which is closing December 18, all Corp locations will be running their normal hours during finals.
Got a favorite study spot? Willing to let it become overrun by Vox‘s readers? Suggest your preferred hideaways in the comments!
Photo taken from Flickr user calebdf under a Creative Commons license