While many of us like to study and get work done in the convenience of our rooms, how many times does it occur that we are not able to concentrate with our roommate(s) hanging around there or with the bed right there or simply when being at the same desk for a minute more seems unbearable? This for sure happens with me. Owing to this, I am often exploring different places to study. So here is a list of some of my top, library and non-library, study spots that I found!
Schenley Park- Make use of all the rare beautiful, sunny days at Pittsburgh and HEAD OUTSIDE. The Schenley Park is one of the best places to lay out. Between the lush green grassy lawn, trees giving some shade, and the birds chirping, there is nothing to not like here. Best place to get some reading done, especially as Spring aka good weather is approaching us.
2nd floor of the UC-The area behind Pasta Villagio (that can serve as spot for a quick bite during study breaks) and above Entropy. Also referred to as the “poolside”, it’s a great place to hit the laptop/books.
There are chairs/benches behind a small mound next to Baker (on the mall) that are hidden from everyday view.
University/Cohon Center – UC has many good spots to study- The Kirr commons, the Merson Courtyard (outside Entropy), the Tartan Collaborative Commons , the rain gardens (near the entrance to campus) or the study spaces offered by CPDC that can be reserved as work spaces
Legacy Plaza- Just next to Tartan Express, between the Cohon Center and west wing is this gathering space which can be a great study spot or a place to quickly grab a bite and finish off homework before classes.