5 Alternative Study Spaces

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With midterms starting to die down, it’s a good time look back and see how well your study strategy played out over the last few weeks. I know I hit an O’Neill limit, and sometimes just can’t force myself into a cubicle when I need to get work done. If you’re like me, and need a change of scenery throughout a heavy workload week, or want some new study spot ideas for finals, here are some of the best places around campus to check out when you’re feeling the productive vibes:

  1. McMullen Museum Rooftop: Located on Brighton campus, the McMullen Museum is a rather new addition to BC. At the top of the building, they have a rooftop patio complete with lounge chairs, tables, umbrellas, and even their own garden. It’s a super quiet space that overlooks Brighton campus, all with the option to go check out some art in the middle of a study break.

  1. Terrace of 2000: While you need an ID card of a resident for access, reach out to one of your friends in 2000 to check out the terrace. It sits right off of the res and has plenty of tables to do some work, or lounge chairs if you’re just looking to relax.

  1. Brighton Campus: Brighton is a great way to escape from Bapst or O’Neill without having to go too far. The library of theology and ministry is a great alternative that is typically pretty empty. There are also a ton of picnic tables on Brighton campus that also serve as a great quiet study space.

  1. Peet’s Coffee in Newton Center: If you live on Newton or upper, downtown Newton is another great option when looking for study spaces. Especially on the weekends when you don’t want to make the trek to the library, try Peet’s coffee, or the local Panera. If you time it right, you can snag your own table, all while grabbing a bite to eat.

  1. Fuel America: Keeping with the coffee shop theme, fuel is another great study spot for the off campus crowd. With a busy atmosphere and really good coffee, this a great study space to check out with some of your friends the next time you don’t feel like catching the bus to campus.

So branch out from main campus, and check out these hidden study gems!

About The Author

Hi! I'm Shannon Brink and I'm currently a freshman at BC. I'm from a small town in New Jersey, and I love being outdoors and traveling with friends and family. I'm the youngest of three, and living in a male dominated house where football typically takes over the dinner conversation, it's refreshing to have an outlet to talk about things that genuinely interest me and are relevant to my life as a clueless freshman trying to learn the ropes of college.