5 Study Spots I'm Missing Right Now
I have spent most of the remote spring term moving around my house, attempting to find a quiet space while the five other people in my family talk and have Zoom calls. I am currently missing my favorite study spaces on campus where I could sit for hours and get work done, so I figured I would share them with you all!
- No. 1
Rauner Special Collections Library
Rauner by far is the best place for natural light due to its large windows. The building used to be an auditorium before it was redone to hold Dartmouth’s special collections, giving the space a unique architectural feel.
- No. 2
The Sanborn reading room is hands down the prettiest room on campus. When I hosted prospective students my freshman and sophomore years, I made sure that they went to Sanborn. The low lighting and dark wood makes the space very cozy in the winter. Sanborn is an excellent space to write an essay, or just to sit and feel fancy. Tea is served in Sanborn at 4 pm on weekdays—check out my blog post about it here.
- No. 3
The Tower Room is probably the second most beautiful room on campus. For some reason the air temperature is always very warm, so I avoid the space if I have a thick sweater. However, I do most of my work in the Tower Room. I may be struggling for hours on an engineering problem set but at least the ambiance of the Tower Room makes me feel like a sophisticated scholar.
- No. 4
Fairchild Tower, built between three buildings, provides a modern Brutalist aesthetic. The concrete and tall windows makes the space good for STEM work. I completed many a coding assignment for ENGS 20 (Introduction to Scientific Computing) in Fairchild. During the fall, trees with vibrant leaf colors behind the building make Fairchild a stunning space.
- No. 5
Baker Lobby, fondly referred to as Blobby, is an excellent place to meet with and work with others. During this past winter, Blobby was my location of choice for Modern Architecture studying. Blobby is also the place to go to if you are feeling lonely—I can confirm that you will see all your friends and most of the student body if you study here for a few hours.