The Best Study Spots at Boston University That Aren't Mugar

With finals approaching, we all know we need to start studying. Here are the best spots to study on BU’s campus that aren't the dreaded Mugar Library:


1. StuVi 2 Study Lounge

Photo from Conservative World Daily

With the best views on campus, why wouldn’t you want to study here? There’s no better feeling than looking up in the middle of a study session and having a great view of the city. With plenty of seating and wide open spaces, it makes you never want to go to Mugar again.


2. Science and Engineering Library

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This one is on Cummington Mall and is great for long study sessions. While this study spot doesn’t come close to the aesthetics of StuVi, it does have a secret perk most students don’t know about: a Keurig. Yes, I know, you can thank me later. Just bring your own cup and you have unlimited coffee, tea, and hot chocolate at your disposal.


3. CAS Think Tank

Photo from The Campaign for Boston University

This one is by far my absolute favorite from this list. It is perfect for filling in the gap between classes or just having a long study session. It has a wide open space with plenty of seating, private rooms with whiteboards and televisions, a phone charging station, and has the most convenient location out of all the spots on this list. 


4. Yawkey Center for Student Services

Photo from BU Today

This is a building you could essentially stay in all day. They have the best dining hall on campus on the first floor, a late-night restaurant in the basement, and study lounges and resources on the upper floors. My personal favorite is a secret nook on the 5th floor with a view of Fenway and the Citgo sign. It only has 2 seats but not many people know about it so it’s usually free. They have larger study lounges also, so you'll never have to worry about not being able to find a spot.


5. BU Beach

Photo from BU Policies

While this only works during Boston’s warmer months, it is definitely worth mentioning. It’s great to spend some time outside every once in a while and if you can study while you’re at, you’re killing two birds with one stone.


I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek into my favorite spots to study on campus. I highly recommend any of these and hope you all try them out and enjoy!


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