With finals fast approaching and Lauinger reaching capacity every night, Vox has put together a list of some of Georgetown’s other, better places to study this finals season (not including the place we want to keep secret for ourselves).
Our on-campus suggestions:
- Hariri Building. The hidden gem for on-campus studying. As former Vox editor Molly Redden puts it, “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.”
- 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 two years ago, 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.
- The ICC. Classrooms can only be reserved by clubs and professors, they say. Vox has seen quite a few one-person club meetings taking place during finals time in ICC rooms, so take that rule as you will.
- Walsh Building, 4th Floor. No people. No distractions. When you need to hunker down, Walsh is the place to go. With Wisey’s a short hop across the street, Vox wonders why Walsh isn’t more popular, especially considering the alleged improvements to the building’s wireless Internet.
- Healy and Maguire Halls. Vox‘s personal favorite place to write a paper, Healy Hall offers space to spread out, plenty of outlets, and a much more pleasant environment to work in than Lau. Maguire is also a great place for groups to get together when the second floor of Lau is packed. For full details on hours, consult the library’s website.
For those who want to hole themselves up off-campus, the neighborhood’s various cafes and coffee shops offer many options for hours of studying at the price of a latte. Note: this is your last chance to study at the Barnes and Noble on M Street because it is closing at the end of this year. In addition to its on-campus location, Starbucks has two shops nearby: one on M Street that offers a lovely second floor with piped-in jazz music and a fireplace to remind you it’s not Lau, and a second at the Safeway on Wisconsin that is more convenient to Burleithers.
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