The University of Georgia has a beautiful campus and provides students with many facilities to learn, collaborate, and study. As a freshman, one of my favorite parts of being a student at UGA is discovering all of the study areas that the University has to offer. Here is a list of my favorite study spots on campus.
5. The Tate Student Center
Better known as "Tate," the Tate Student center is a more social space, but the fourth floor is a great place to study. There are many comfortable seating areas, and the noise level is not too loud, or too quiet. It also has lots of options for food so that you can fit a study break in!
4. Science Library
Attached to the Boyd Graduate Research center, the Science Library is a good place to work on homework or hang-out between classes. There is a lot of chatter in this library, so it is probably not the best place to study. It is a good place to meet with friends and study as a group or work on a project. Large tables and whiteboards encourage collaborative work. Another perk of the Science Library is the Jittery Joe's right outside the door!
3. The Miller Learning Center
The MLC is a great place to study if you are planning study into the late hours of the night. Open twenty-four hours a day, each level of the MLC has different noise clearances that range from normal talking levels to dead silence. There are also study rooms equipped with whiteboards for group work. Not to mention there's also a Jittery Joe's to help fuel your late-night study sessions. All in all, the MLC provides a wide range of study areas that can suit almost anybody's needs.
2. The Law Library
Ok, I know what you're thinking. Why is an undergrad freshman going to the Law Library? My answer to that is: because it is amazing. The Law Library has lounge chairs that are essentially beds, it is almost impossible not to lay on them at first sight. There is a beautiful courtyard situated in the middle of the building with tables and chairs that are surrounded by trees, flower beds, and a beautiful fountain. It is a great place to study on sunny days. Nobody knows that you're not a law student, either (at least that's what I tell myself).
1. Main Library, Third Floor Reading Room
If you want silence and comfort, the Main Library's reading room on the third floor is for you. This study spot was my first discovery on campus. Unfortunately, no food or drinks are allowed in this room, but the large comfy chairs towards the back of the room make up for it. The face the windows that overlook the grassy area in front of the library. It is so silent in the reading room that you could hear a pin drop. It has a cozy ambiance that is more comfortable than the other study spaces I have listed. This study area definitely is at the top of my list for a reason.