While people may give a variety of answers when asked why they are going to college, the primary answer of many students is that they are looking to further their education.

Alongside the quest for more knowledge is studying.

The average student probably spends at the very least three hours a day studying, which means a decent chunk of their time spent outside of class is buried in the spine of a book or writing out formulas for their calculus test.

With so much time spent reviewing, or rather, cramming, the places that we choose to study at are of the utmost importance. I posit three locations for some of the best places to study on campus.

The obvious answer is Harper, the pride and joy of Creighton.

With its sleek floors and wooden accents, Harper seems to be a draw for every student, not just business kids.

Part of this comes from the numerous amenities, from the huddle rooms, open classrooms, and even our own Starbucks.

The huddle rooms are fantastic, albeit a little hard to come by. Providing personal space in a naturally crowded part of campus, these rooms allow for great isolated study or small group sessions.

Additionally, the in-house Starbucks allows for sugary drinks to keep you awake long into the night.

My next suggestion is the law library.

This brutalist box of concrete holds a fantastic study spot surrounded by just enough dusty books to romanticize your academic life.

The heavily enforced quiet mandate helps you to focus and remain productive.

Also, there are plenty of spacious desks, comfortable chairs and rarely used classrooms for you to study in, ensuring that you have a spot to sit –something you might find a rarity in Harper.

While the other library has all of these things, the law library has a more temperate climate, avoiding the sauna-like humidity of the Reinert library.

My final suggestions, and what may come as a surprise, is the Old Gym.

This building is part of what feels like the forgotten section of Creighton, only holding the occasional computer science or EMT class.

If you need silence, complete silence, the Old Gym allows you to go an entire day without seeing another human face.

With large open classrooms and desks tucked away in small nooks and crannies, it combines the solitude of the law library with the personal space of Harper.

While these may be my favorites and recommendations, everyone’s tastes and needs differ, which means your favorite study spot might be an entirely different location.

And that’s fine: wherever you can get some homework done is a good study spot.

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