Vox‘s favorite study spots for upcoming final exams
Did finals creep up on anybody else? Suddenly, Lauinger Library is filled with students—some cramming, some writing, and some watching Hulu to avoid impending work. As in semesters past, expect Lau to be packed until that very last final on May 15.
To help out, Voice staffers suggested some of their favorite (i.e. lesser-known) study spots both on and off-campus.
- Hariri Building. The hidden gem for on-campus studying. Hariri is clean, often empty, and has a ton of working power outlets. (Take that, Lau!) While the building might not have a Corp stalwart like Midnight Mug, it’s close enough to Vital Vittles and Uncommon Grounds that a late-night snack break isn’t out of the question.
- Blommer Science Library. Tucked away on the third floor of the Reiss Science Center, Blommer is Lau’s oft-forgotten, nerdy sibling. Study here and you will be neither seen nor heard.
- The Car Barn. Former Vox editor Juliana Brint gushed over the Car Barn last December, writing, “[it 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.” Consider us sold.
- Walsh Building, 4th Floor. No internet. No people. No distractions. When you need to hunker down, Walsh is the place to go. Who would’ve guessed that the University’s shoddy wireless access could be helpful once in a while?
- Off-campus WiFi spots. Although it’s a bit extreme to leave campus, sometimes a self-imposed exile works wonders to stop procrastination. Barnes and Noble on M Street is close enough that the trip won’t be a hassle and there’s plenty of food and tables to go around one you settle down. If you’re not the “book superstore” type, don’t forget to look at some of the WiFi locations Jim McGrory wrote about last August.
After the jump, check out some of the University’s suggested study spots.
Be.georgetown.edu, the University’s headquarters for all things study-related, suggests that students work in common areas around campus, such as Sellinger Lounge or your dorm’s common room. But if you’re looking for something a bit private, consider visiting:
- Lau. So what if it’s filled to near-capacity? If you call (202) 687-7607 one day in advance, you can reserve a study carrel for three hours or a group study room that fits 6-8 people.
- Dahlgren Medical Library. Because it sits on top of the Hospital, it you might need a map to track down this place. But, it’s worth the search—the library never closes and has wireless access.
- Healy and Maguire. Until May 11, study spaces will be available in Healy and Maguire classrooms, according to the posted schedule.
- The ICC. Unfortunately, not anybody can reserve a classroom in the ICC. But, if you’re the leader of a student group, you can reserve an ICC classroom online to the group’s use.
Do you have your own secret study space? Do you want Vox readers to descend upon it? Share in the comments!