One of the best ways to boost productivity is to set the right atmosphere. Different people have different needs when it comes to where they decide to study. Across the Florida State University (FSU) Campus, there are a lot of hidden gems tucked away that are perfect for getting work done. From quiet and secluded to lively and pleasant, here are five places to check out if you are in need of a place to study.
The Sweet Shop
From your first step inside, you’ll be hit with the rich smell of coffee and the sweet sound of the piano. They have a large variety of both food and drinks on their menu. Personally, picking out some cold green grapes and an iced coffee is a must when I camp out at the shop. They are open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with both inside and outdoor seating, if the weather permits. During busier times, you should expect a more lively and noisy level of sound. It feels as if productivity is in the air with everyone chatting or working around you. There are electrical outlets in most, if not all, the booths. On the receipts, they have their Wi-Fi password, or you can ask them directly. If you don’t mind a more crowded space with a cozy feeling, this is the spot for you.
Owen F. Sellers Music Amphitheater
This amphitheater, tucked between North Copeland and Convocation Way, is a lesser-known study spot. Lined with white columns and cold benches, the number of distractions are minuscule. This quiet area has very little foot traffic and is just far away enough from the streets that cars are no nuisance. While being outside, there is a fair amount of coverage from the elements if the weather were to turn sour. There aren’t any electrical outlets, but the secluded nature makes up for it. In case of more manageable weather, there is a field right beside it.
Museum at Dodd Hall
This historical museum, located in Dodd Hall, is one of the most atmospheric places on campus to study. The stained-glass windows, wooded beams, high ceilings and dark furniture feels as if you are living out your dark academia dream. The museum, however, is only open to the public Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Underneath most tables, there are a couple of electrical outlets to charge technology.
If you need resources and technology, the library is the best place to study. You’re able to reserve rooms, and there is a Starbucks right in the building. The line may get long if you wait to go between classes, so go accordingly. The vibes are more modern-centricGreek Park, but if you are interested in old unique books, there is a special collections area that you are able to study if you make an appointment. If you’re planning on going, make sure you have your FSU ID, or you won’t be able to get in.
This outdoor space is close to nature, with statues, outdoor structures and tables sprinkled around. The walking area is right beside the street, so the noise level relies heavily on noise pollution from cars. There aren’t any electrical outlets, but the scenery is nice and calming. If you want to engulf yourself in pretty greenery, this is the spot for you.
Although there are many more places that you might consider when picking a nice study spot, a lot of these factors are important to keep in mind.
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