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Top 6 on campus locations to study for finals week

There are plenty of places to go on campus where you can study your final days at school away.

6. Central Reading Room – Melville Library: If you’re lucky enough to find an empty seat in central, its a reliably quiet and comfortable place to spend a few hours flipping through your textbooks in preparation for your exams. Don’t count on getting access to one of the computers though – they fill up quickly almost every day.

Finals Week Hours:

12/7: 8:45 am-1:45 am

12/8 :8:15 am-1:45 am

12/9:12:15 am -3:45 am

Friday 12/10-12/13

8:4 5am – 3:45 am

12/14 8:45 am -1:45 am

12/15-12/16 12:15 pm-1:45 am

5. North Reading Room – Melville Library: If the central reading room is too quiet or too crowded for you, you can always try the North Reading Room just down the hall. It tends to fill up fast during finals week, but there’s more computers, more seats, and a silent study area upstairs to check out if you’re looking for absolute quiet or a good place to nap.

Finals Week Hours:

12/7: 8:45 am-1:45 am

12/8 :8:15 am-1:45 am

12/9:12:15 am -3:45 am

12/10-12/13: 8:45am – 3:45 am

12/14: 8:45 am – 1:45 am

12/15-12/16: 10:15 am-7:45 pm

4. Starbucks : As long as you don’t mind the noise and the crowds, Starbucks is a popular spot for students to get in some good studying time. Grab a drink, find a chair, and plug in your MacBook and prepare to spend the rest of the day hitting the books.

Finals Week Hours:

12/14: 8:00 am-12:00 am,

12/15-12/16: 11:00 am -12:00 am,

12/17-18: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm,

12/19 – 12/20: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm,

12/21: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

3. SAC Student Lounge – Brave the stairs or take the elevator up to the student lounge on the third floor of the SAC, where you can relax, recharge your computers, or rest up for your next test. The lounge is open all day and all night, so drop by if you’re looking for a place to read or take a nap.

Finals Week Hours: 24/7

2. Commuter Lounges: Commuters can take a break in one of the two commuter lounges on campus, located in the SAC and the other in the Melville Library. Couches and cubbies can be found in both, but the lounges will almost definitely be full most evenings. The library commuter lounge also has the added benefit of snack machines if you’re craving an energy drink or some ice cream late at night.

Finals Week Hours: 24/7

1. Your room – Hours: Whenever

Are you desperate for someplace to study, but can’t find the perfect spot? Why not try your room? Be as quiet or as loud as you like, have a snack, and even take a nap in between study sessions.

Hours according to employees of each location.

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