Although it is tempting to get caught up in the idea that summer is around the corner, there is one major hurdle before it is time to pack up and go home: finals.
Temple’s Main campus has many facilities that are designed for studying. Some are conveniently located in residence halls, while others, like Tuttleman Learning Center, are located in the center of campus with easy 24 hour access.
Study lounges are located in all residence halls. These are great places to study because residents never have to leave their dorms. With bare walls, empty desks and a quiet atmosphere, the study lounges are an escape from roommates, television, phones and the computer.
“I study in the study lounge in my dorm,” said sophomore Tina Enagbare. “I realized that I can’t study in my room because of too many distractions.”
Tuttleman Learning Center and Paley Library are always great places to study. They have a quiet, studious atmosphere that is perfect for getting work done. During finals, both will be open 24 hours a day.
Paley will be open around the clock beginning on Thurs., April 29 at 8 a.m. and ending on Wed., May 12, at 10 p.m.
Sophomore Alexandra Vinas prefers to study in her room, but when that’s not possible she heads over to Tuttleman. “There’s a lot of people and it gives me more motivation do my work,” she said.
Senior Chris Walsh usually studies at the library “primarily because it is quiet.”
Walsh also enjoys studying outside when the weather is warm. “I’ll just find a secluded area,” he said.
There are many areas outside to study. Main campus is covered in benches, picnic tables and ledges suitable for people who want to get work done while enjoying the warmer weather.
The Bell Tower, the ledge outside Ritter Hall, and the ledges outside Barton Hall are popular spots among studious students.
Many academic buildings on campus have specified study areas or student lounges full of brightly-colored couches. The first floors of Anderson, Gladfelter, Barton and Ritter Halls have couches and chairs where students can study in between classes. The second floor of the Student Center has a quiet lounge hidden down a long hallway. It is the perfect place to get away and concentrate on studying. Follow the signs though; it’s easy to miss.
Senior Dan Smith studies in many buildings around campus. “The upper floors of Anderson or Gladfelter are always great. The quiet lounges upstairs in the SAC and Ritter Annex are also great places with not much activity.”
Smith’s motto when studying is “all you really need is a chair and a quiet place.”
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