A Definitive Guide to the Best Study Spots on Campus

With Thanksgiving around the corner comes (unfortunately) finals szn. Where you study matters, as you should be comfortable, but not relaxed, stimulated, but not distracted, and focused, but not anxious. From the top floor of Howie T. to a picnic in Audubon Park, here is a comprehensive guide to the best study spots at Tulane.

Business School

Take advantage of one of the newest buildings on campus while grinding through your work! One of the best things about the B School is that there is truly a study space for everyone. You can work in the lobby with a fair amount of background noise or head to the upper floors for some more seclusion. One of my favorite spots to study is at the lounges near the left side windows on the second and third floors.


PJ’s on Willow

What’s better than a study spot with snacks and coffee? Get through your work on a caffeine high either indoors or at a patio table. Bonus: PJ’s has booth tables to work on a group project or study quietly with friends… you just might have to wake up early on a Sunday to snag one.


If you can’t focus on the top floor of Howie T., try working in a cubicle in the main floor book room or bottom floor student lounge. You can even work in a vacant classroom on the bottom floor, too! The library also has a small PJ’s if you need a break.


Lay out a blanket on the A Quad or in Audubon and enjoy nature while you work! Bring along some buddies and some snacks to make your study sesh a little more fun. The fresh air might even make you more productive, focused, and calm.


Grab a Panera coffee and get working! The LBC has so many spots to study in, from a table beside the fountains to the silent second floor study room. Make use of the couches and counters on the stairwell landing, as well. On a nice day, it’s great to work in Pocket Park or at the tables beside LBC Quad. Don’t forget that City D. is open for late-night studying!