It's been a little while since I've blogged but I figure I'd just jump write in to something (almost) every freshman thinks about: study spots
Finding your own specific study spot is just part of college culture and finding your place in Bloomington. I have found that you can study just about anywhere on IU's campus (not counting Northwest neighborhood) at anytime. I live in Read (southeast) and it's a pretty quiet dorm, but lots of people prefer to study outside their room. So here are a list of my favorite study spots:
1. The IMU South Lounge. The union is full of great places to study, and this one is no exception. It's quiet, cozy, and a fantastic setting to do some Finite on a rainy day. With the exception of the occasional piano player (yeah, it was loud and awkward), the lounge is quiet with a nice amount of white noise. And Starbucks is just outside the door. Fantastic for cold weather.
2. The IMU Patio. Also located outside of Starbucks (yeah I'm there a lot), the 2 patios. One upstairs, one downstairs. There are tables and chairs and benches and this is one of my favorite places to study on a sunny day, with a pumpkin spice latte.
3. Dorm Lounges. These are a fantastic resource when you don't want to study in your room but it's midnight and you really can't walk to the library. Read has lounges fuhhhh dayzzzz and they're usually unoccupied. See what your dorm has to offer because there will probably come a time when you just cannot gather the will power to walk somewhere to study.
4.The IMU Courtyard. Located on the ground level, this courtyard is one of my favorite places to study. People are never there except this one time when I saw a girl feed a squirrel, true story. It probably has a name but I don't know it. I just know that it's quiet and pretty with lots of trees, and if you're seeking some by yourself time, this place can help.
So it appears I like the union a lot. I personally don't love the library, but I also haven't fully explored it. These are just the places I've come to like, of course there are hundreds, if not thousands, of places to study. Find your own, explore, and don't be afraid to plop down in the middle of a field. My study spots will probably change as I get more familiar with campus, but these 4 have worked out pretty well. If you have any favorites let me know! Thanks for reading!!