• 7 scenic (and safe) study spots on Baylor’s campus

    As the first round of exams near, students are looking to hit the books. Lucky for our Bears, there is no shortage of beautiful — and, in this COVID-19 era, safe — study areas to choose from.

    Each indoor study area at Baylor requires masks and has social distancing measures in place, including lower capacity rules. All that’s left to do is decide which location best suits your study vibe:

    Moody Memorial Library

    Moody Library offers four floors of study areas, for a variety of preferences. Floors 2, 3 and 4 are generally for quiet, individual study, while Prichard Study Commons (second floor) offers a silent study area for intense concentration.

    Students studying in Moody Memorial Library's Allbritton foyer

    Active, more collaborative study areas include Moody’s Allbritton Foyer (complete with a Starbucks), the elevator lobbies, and the Garden Level Study Commons. In any area, library staff asks that there be no more than two students per table and that masks are worn at all times.

    Students studying in Moody Memorial Library's Garden Level Study Commons

    Pro Tip: The Garden Level (pictured above) has an inclosed garden with updated patio furniture, lights, and electrical outlets — a totally Instagram-worthy backdrop during study time.

    Jesse H. Jones Library

    Both floors of Jones Library offer quiet, but collaborative spaces for you to hit the books.

    Jones Library exterior shot

    Poage Reading Room

    Baylor Libraries’ best kept secret is likely the Poage Reading Room, tucked away between Moody and Jones. Marked by its angled floor-to-ceiling window, this space offers a quiet, serene atmosphere for solo study.

    A student studying in the Poage Reading Room

    Bill Daniel Student Center

    The heart of campus is good for more than just a lunch break or bowling game. The SUB also acts as a study hub, with both indoor and outdoor seating.

    Two Baylor students studying in the Bill Daniel Student Center

    Pro Tip: Head to Barfield Drawing Room on the second floor to snag a cozy spot on a couch or lounge chair.

    Baylor Sciences Building (Carlile Atrium)

    Class dismissed? Stop and stay awhile in the atrium at the BSB.

    Students studying in the Baylor Sciences Building

    Bobo Spiritual Life Center

    Take on homework at the edge of campus in the Bobo. While acting as a perfect hideaway, this site also offers community and a direct line into Spiritual Life.

    Bobo Spiritual Life Center

    Armstrong Browning Library and Garden of Contentment

    Over the summer, Armstrong Browning Library has expanded its study spaces to provide more seats during this time of social distancing.

    Students studying inside Armstrong Browning Library

    Pro Tip: Students can also sit in spaces surrounding the Foyer of Meditation.

    A student studying inside Armstrong Browning Library

    And, of course, we can’t forget about the Garden of Contentment (pictured below), located just outside the library. Complete with patio seating, fountains, and arching trees, it’s easy to forget your study sessions is even on campus.

    A student studying in the Garden of Contentment

    Sic exams, students!

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