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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Armstrong Browning Library and Garden of Contentment
Pro Tip: Students can also sit in spaces surrounding the Foyer of Meditation.
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.
Sic exams, students!