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5 1/2 Secluded Places to Study on Campus

With finals week just around the corner, it’s time to get back into a healthy study habit (not saying you’re not already doing that, but we all need a reminder now and then) and that often means finding a good spot on campus that comes without distraction.

So, here are a few spots where you can really dive into your coursework. No matter where you’re planning on studying, remember to keep safe and clean. It’s not a bad idea to bring some sanitizing wipes and some hand sanitizer.

1) The “egg” chairs in the library

If you go up to the third floor of the library, you can find some very egg-looking chairs that are super comfy, but are also meant for silent, solitary studying. The third floor has been tailor-made for quiet time, so everything is well-spaced and sectioned away from others.

2) The nook behind Driscoll Hall

There are several lovely places to study around the dorms, but this one is particularly nice. It’s surrounded by trees and rests right inside a beautiful and quiet little nook on the back side of Driscoll Hall. There isn’t a ton of seating back there, so just make sure if there are other people around you can still keep a safe six-foot distance.

3) The blue and orange chairs in the quad

You’ve probably seen those blue and orange chairs hanging out in the grassy area by the library, and they’re there for you to study in! Benches and tables are scattered around the quad to give you plenty of space and quiet for studying. Earlier or later in the day is probably the quietest.

4) The amphitheater by Taylor Hall

As long as weather permits, the amphitheater certainly has tons of seating and beautiful trees and scenery all around. It’s a great place to experience a nice warm day while you do some homework. If you’re out there for a while, make sure to wear some sunscreen.

5) Almost anywhere along the greenbelt

It’s warming up here in Idaho and there’s already all kinds of blossoms and new, green growth up and down the greenbelt. Plant yourself on any bench along the side of campus and take in what nature has to offer in the way of trees and flowers while you study to the sound of the Boise River.

5 ½) Your own personal study fort

If you’re doing some online classes, why not have some fun with it? Now, you don’t have to get nearly as fancy as this with all of the lights, and a place for snacks, and your pets, and your laptop, but it would be pretty cool if you did, right?

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