Best Study Spots on Campus

  • Whiting Alcove
    The Whiting Alcove of the library.
  • Talcott Greenhouse
    Underneath some shade in the Talcott Greenhouse.
  • Music library in Pratt Hall
    The Eleanor Pierce Stevens ’25 Music Library in the basement of Pratt Hall.
  • Million Dollar Tree
    Underneath the oldest tree on campus, aka the “Million Dollar” tree.
  • North Rockefeller
    The sunroom of North Rockefeller Hall.
  • Skinner Hall
    The second floor of Skinner Hall.
  • 1837 garden
    The secret garden of 1837.
  • Clapp Hall
    The tower in Clapp Hall.
  • Art Building
    The lounge of the Art Building.
  • Bubble rooms
    The “bubble rooms” in the wings of Kendade.
  • North Mandelle
    The sunroom of North Mandelle.
  • The Octagon Room of the library.

With finals quickly approaching, we tracked down the quietest, most unique study spots on campus. Do you have a favorite study spot not pictured? Let us know in the comments and we’ll take a photo to post to our Facebook and Instagram pages!

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8 responses to “Best Study Spots on Campus”

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  3. I miss the living rooms in the Delles…and of course, the gorgeous Copper Beech behind the Delles.

    Also…just a quick grammatical note: “most unique” is redundant…unique implies there’s only one.

  4. Jessamyn Rising says:

    My favorite place to study was up in the magnolia tree outside Abbey. I would go there every year when it was in blossom, dragging my calculus book, history readings, etc. up with me. A couple branches splay at just the angle to make a comfortable perch. There is even a convenient knob for hanging a backpack.

  5. Margaret says:

    carrels, the Stimson Room, the room on the 1st floor of shattuck and that room in clapp on the 1st floor across from the labs with the wonderful leather chairs

  6. Julia Romanenko Velsmid '97 says:

    This so makes me miss MHC! But studying for finals.. not so much 🙂

  7. Jocelyn Steinke '86 says:

    The Stimson Room — the seat near the window, overlooking Clapp Hall — Finals Week, every year!

  8. Shireen says:

    Oh dear, now I really miss MHC. I wish I could go back.

  9. Dana Feldshuh Whyte '60 says:

    In the olden days, one could climb up onto the outside tower from the Tower Room in Clapp.
    the view and breeze were breathtaking and it was very peaceful.

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