*crunch crunch crunch* Hmm, what a familiar sound… maybe it’s the sound of your study habits??? #badjokes5ever
Not to worry, Cats, UVM BORED feels you and is here to help. As finals week creeps up on us, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best study spots for you to crunch away.
Predictable, yes, but good nonetheless. Here’s a quick floor-by-floor breakdown to guide you, based on your needs:
- 1st floor: great for group-crying and coffee binging, because you don’t really have to be quiet and the cyber cafe is right around the corner. Find the Cyber Cafe’s hours here!
- 2nd floor: the semi-pro arena. You’re serious enough to distance yourself from the hodge-podge of the first floor but you’re also giving yourself the freedom to be able to open up a bag of study-break chips. Find a cubicle desk, a table among the bookshelves or a comfy chair in one of the corners to set up camp.
- 3rd floor: The hard-core studiers’ home turf. Snag a desk or table by the windows and gaze upon the humans below, enjoying their freedom.
Nooks and Crannies in Old Mill
UVM’s signature building is sprinkled with couches and chairs in little alcoves. Come here to channel the spirits of higher education into your studying! The nooks are all usually pretty quiet because it’s mostly faculty offices.
- The 3rd floor has the John Dewey Lounge, great if studying under stained glass is your thing, as well as a particularly nice little corner with some cozy chairs, couches, and coffee tables.
- The 5th floor has 2 spots with a nice little circular window looking over the University Green and Lake Champlain
- Between the Old Mill Annex and Lafayette (top floor), there are a couple of comfy chairs next to a bookshelf.
Treat yourself! Cozy up next to the fireplace with a cup of Maple Madness and a baked good.
Top Floor of Williams
[I don’t have a picture of this one because I couldn’t muster up the courage to climb all those stairs I’m really sorry just trust me on this one]
Sneak in a quick workout on the way to your study session when you head to the top floor of Williams, home of the anthropology department. There are couches waiting for you up there!
The Aiken Center Solarium
Let the sound of trickling water and the sight of green things give you life through these hard times!
Living and Learning Fireplace Lounge
Skinny Pancake is just downstairs for when you need to reward yourself.
In a tree on Central or Athletic
When being a human student gets too hard, channel your inner squirrel. There are some seriously nice trees that you can escape up!
((Ever heard a tree talking? It was me, practicing my for my Chinese speaking test!!! Just kidding//I’m not going to admit to this because it’s probably against the rules))
Whether you’re on the bottom or top level, the apse is a gorgeous place to hole yourself up and get your studying done in. Also a great spot for a artsy panorama insta with a #stuDYING caption
In the corner of the UVM Bookstore
There’s a secret little UVM-themed nook that you can sit in if you need to force-feed yourself catamount pride to get through finals. Just kidding you probably shouldn’t study here; I just really wanted to put this picture on the internet!!
Comfy chairs outside SGA
If you can snag them, these chairs are prime study real estate – coffee, ice cream and pancakes are all available in the same building, and the windows face the lake, providing an excellent view of the sunset!
GOOD LUCK STUDYING, CATS!
Don’t forget to stay updated on our calendar for when you need to take a break and do something fun.
Did you read through this and think “BEEN THERE DONE THAT & WHOEVER WROTE THIS IS SUCH A NEWBIE”? If so, please don’t hesitate to comment with your suggestions!