Let’s be honest – your dorm room isn’t always the best place to study. The temptation to hop into bed and nap or turn on Netflix is powerful, and if you’re anything like me, it will get the best of you. That’s why I like to leave my room before starting my homework.
It is important to recognize that not all study spots are created equal. Before choosing a study spot, you need to find out what you want. Do you need total silence? Do you want to sit on a comfortable couch? Luckily, Juniata is full of spots to choose from. Our academic buildings are always open for students to grab an open classroom or use the lounges.
One place that I love to go to is the study lounge on the third floor of Good Hall. There are tall windows and big, comfortable chairs that are perfect for relaxing. I’ve written more essays and read more academic papers than I can count sitting in the Good Hall lounge. My favorite part of this room is the view of the quad from the floor to ceiling windows. They give the room an open and welcoming feel that is perfect for studying.
Outside Founders Hall there is a small area with chairs and tables that faces the quad. When the sun is out, and the weather is nice, it’s a great place to study if you like taking breaks to people-watch. The best part of this location, however, is its proximity to Jitters. Jitters is the coffee shop inside VLB that keeps Juniata students going with caffeine and pastries. If you start falling asleep when studying here, Jitters is literally in sight!
Finally, the Oller Center for Peace and International Programs is truly a hidden gem on campus. This inviting building has a conference room on the second floor that is perfect for meetings or study groups. I love to study here on rainy, dull days. The Oller Center is also rarely frequented by most Juniata students, as it mostly houses offices, so it is always quiet inside. Luckily, even if none of these study spots sounds particularly appealing to you, the
Amanda Young ’21, Politics POE, world traveler, Taco Bell fan