As mid-term season thickens or comes to a close for most, a variety of study spots become necessary in order to stay sane. Plus, your regular spot at Alderman or Clark is probably already taken this hectic time of year. Not to fear, here are some unique study places that don’t get caught up in the UVa library drama.
1. Newcomb Main Lounge
This quiet yet sophisticated lounge area located on the fourth floor of Newcomb Hall offers a classy ambience while you put the finishing touches on your mid-term paper. Decked with a chandelier, comfy chairs, and wood floors, you’re sure to accomplish any task while feeling like Gatsby himself.
2. Newcomb Game Room
Grab takeout from N2GO and head on over to the cozy game room on the second floor of Newcomb Hall. Here, you can manage serious work in a stress-free environment filled with flat screen TV’s, ping pong tables, pool tables, and more. The friendly atmosphere is also great for group work.
3. Nau-Gibson Hall
There are a multitude of different study spots within this hall, from the sleek tables and chairs against the glass walls in the main entrance to secluded lounges on each wing. And of course there’s the ever popular Starbucks, which is unfortunately only open until 7 pm.
4. New Cabell Hall
These tidy glass study rooms are located on each floor next to the middle stairwell. With mod decor, this is a great spot to do last minute work between classes. Sit at the desk at the end of the room and you’ll be in your own little glass peninsula.
5. Open Grounds
If you live on 14th Street or Wertland, this is an ideal study spot. Located right off the Corner, this is a creative open room with white board walls and eclectic people. Ideas for your next paper or project are sure to run wild in this imaginative setting.
By Julia Scoper, Staff Writer