Commuting student hideaways
Published: Friday, September 6, 2013
Updated: Friday, September 6, 2013 01:09
Being a commuting student can be tough. Oftentimes, you have to drive a very long distance to get to campus, park at lots inconveniently located relatively far from your classes, and, due to the unreliable bus system, you’re going to have to trek across campus by foot to get from point A to point B.
During extended breaks in between classes, on campus students have the luxury of a nearby dormitory to retreat to for some downtime. While commuting students have no such luxury, there are plenty of quiet and comfortable places on campus to take a much needed break from your day.
The Commuter Lounge in the Student Union: A given, yes, but you’d be surprised how many people avoid this hole in the wall. With plenty of space, a sofa, and a TV with cable, this quiet little room is conveniently located right next to the SU’s food court.
Homer Babbidge Library 4th Floor: Far from the noisy hangouts that the lower levels can sometimes be, the library’s fourth floor is filled with comfortable old armchairs which are littered in front of most major windows. Typically undisturbed, this is hands down the place to go if your looking for a truly quiet hideaway.
The Lounge in McMahon next to the Dining Hall: Located atop the flight of stairs directly next to the entrance to McMahon dining hall, this lounge is also seldom occupied. Large armchairs and study tables occupy what is usually a rather empty room.
Student Union 3rd Floor: While there are numerous places to sit at the union, perhaps the quietest of them all would be the area down the hall from the ballroom. Next to the large window, a small setting of armchairs and benches occupy another typically desolate area.
CLAS English Major Study Section: Located on the 2nd floor of CLAS near the back of the building (if you’re using the main entrance), this study spot also has a plethora of sofas and chairs and as you can imagine is also a typically quiet spot.
As a commuter or any student looking to unwind and have a peaceful environment for down time, these are just a few of the several hidden gems around campus