Thursday, September 22, 2011

Top Ten Places to Study (On Campus)

Top Ten Places to Study (On Campus)

Whether you're a student living off campus with short breaks between classes or an on-campus resident, there's no doubt that all UK students will have a reason to study on campus. Thanks to numerous campus facilities students should have no problem finding a space that matches their unique studying style. If you haven't found your on campus study haven yet, check out The Study's top ten locations list.

10. The Student Center

If you don't mind some background noise or people moving around while you're studying, the Student Center could be a great study spot for you. There are plenty of tables and couches scattered around the building, making it a comfy and convenient place to go. If you need a little caffeine boost before hitting the books, stop by the Starbucks located on the second floor. The Student Center is open from 7 am to 10 pm Monday through Saturday and from 3-9 pm on Sunday.

9. Intermezzo

Intermezzo is a great option for students who are living on-campus but have short breaks between classes. You can grab some lunch and tackle some homework, making great use of your free block of time. This is also a great option if you need to meet with a group about a project or to just touch base and make sure each group member is understanding their components. Located in Patterson Office Tower, Intermezzo can also be a convenient place to meet most professors if you have questions about material or need help with an assignment. Intermezzo is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am to 4 pm and on Friday from 7:30 am to 3 pm.

8. Johnson Center and other Campus Recreation facilities

Love to work out? Why not take that time to get some extra studying done? Consider reading a textbook while running on a treadmill or flipping through a power point presentation while using an elliptical machine. Perhaps not the best way to study for a major exam, but these are definitely ways to make sure your readings don't put you to sleep. For the latest information on what is going on with Campus Recreation, follow them on twitter, @ukcampusrec.

7. Shaver Engineering Library

Open to all students, not just engineering majors, the Shaver Engineering Library can be a great place to study. Lesser known than some of the other campus libraries this one has an advantage for attracting students who are serious about studying and looking for a place where they can easily focus and plow through assignments. The Engineering Library is open Monday- Thursday from 8 am to midnight and on Friday from 8 am- 4:30 pm. It is located in 355 Anderson Tower.

6. Science Library

The Science Library is often commonly referred to as the King Library, because of its location in the King Building. The Science Library is reached through the South entrance to the King Building and contains many science-related resources from astronomy to geology. The University's Map Collection is also kept in the Science Library on the 4th floor. This area is great for studying and is hardly ever crowded, making it another place for students who don't like a lot of distractions while they study. The Science Library also has group study rooms available. This library is open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to midnight, Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and on Sunday from noon to midnight.

5. William T. Young Library

From quiet study areas to the hustle and bustle of The Hub, you’re sure to find a space that fits your study habits at Willy T. In addition to the quiet study areas and the Hub, students may also request group study rooms, which are equipped with large whiteboards. These rooms are a great resource for study groups cramming before a big test, but beware; around midterm and final exams you may have to be placed on a wait list for a group study room. For the library’s hours, visit the UK Libraries webpage at

4. Fine Arts Library

Not quite as well known as Willy T, but just as accommodating is the Fine Arts Library, located behind the Fine Arts Building and across from King Library. Eight group study rooms are available through a first come basis and through reservations. For the library’s hours, visit the UK Libraries webpage at

3. The UK Art Museum

If you are looking for a quiet place to do some reading for a class, one of the most interesting places on campus to get your work done is the UK Art Museum. The Museum has a serene atmosphere and is one of the most aesthetically pleasing locations on campus. If you need to do work of some creative nature, perhaps writing a short story or sketching, the Art Museum provides just the right environment. Admission to the UK art museum is free for all UK faculty, staff, and students. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Fridays from noon to 8 pm.

2. Outside!

Kentucky weather is unpredictable, to say the least, however when it’s good, it’s great. Take advantage of a sunny, crisp fall day by hitting the books outside at one of many great outdoor study spots around campus. Suggested locations include the amphitheater behind Memorial Hall, the picnic tables under the Gatton College of Business and Economics Building’s bridge, and the Engineering quad.

1. The Study

The Study may be known for it’s free peer tutoring, but it is also a great place to come and work on homework assignments. If you happen to get stuck on a problem, then the peer tutors will be right there to help you. Other students from your courses are bound to be visiting The Study as well, meaning you will have more of an opportunity to get to know your peers outside of the classroom. Located on the 3rd floor of the Commons Building on south campus, The Study is also convenient for the majority of students living on campus. The Study’s peer tutoring hours are: Monday through Thursday 3 pm to 10 pm, Friday from noon to 5 pm, and Sunday from 6 pm to 10 pm

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