7 Best Places to Study at Elon University

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Elon has been ranked one of the most beautiful campus’ by multiple sources for years now. This translates to some beautiful studying spots that are surrounded by nature as Elon is a registered botanical garden. Where someone studies can alter their success, so here are 7 best places to study at Elon University.

1) Belk Library

Belk Library is a great place to sit down in peace and quiet and grind out some studying. In the heart of campus, this library serves every purpose with level one being the only non ‘quiet’ level, filled with computers and tables for groups to meet up. As you go up to level 2 and 3, the atmosphere deafens to the point where you can only hear the occasional sneeze or chuckle. There are countless study rooms scattered throughout the library (specifically on the upper levels), and with millions recently invested for renovations, Belk is certainly the go-to place on Elon for studying.

Hours:

For students, Belk Library is open 24/7 – 7 days a week

Community Hours vary during holidays, but remain from 8am-9pm throughout the year

2) Dwight C. Schar Hall

This massive new communications building shot up over the last 2 years. Entering Elon’s campus, this is the first building you see, with its modern architecture, yet classic brick feel. Schar Hall is filled with classrooms that go unused after 6 during the week, and naturally are empty on the weekend. There are study rooms and atriums that are almost always empty as well, and with a little bit of determination, you can find an entire room to yourself.

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7am – 9pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 6pm

(As a Comm major, you have 24/7 access to this facility)

3) The Inman Reading Room

Located in Linder Hall, the Inman Reading Room, nicknamed the ‘Harry Potter room’ is a massive study room, that is underused by the Elon community. Accented with dark wood and antique brass fixtures, this room is dedicated for studying, and will give you the perfect peace and quiet needed. This is the first location on this list that encompasses the beauty of Elon’s campus as there is a massive window letting in natural sunlight, and giving you a beautiful view of Elon’s greenery.

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7am – 9pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 6pm

(As an Elon Student, you have 24/7 access to this facility)

4) Koury Business Center (KOBC)

Almost exclusively referred to as KOBC, the Koury Business Center can comfortably hold 200 students during finals week. This study location often fills quickly, but offers comfortable seating, and great private areas to study with a friend or two. It’s also worth noting that the rooms tend to open up late during the week, and throughout the weekend allowing for almost twice as many students to comfortably study in KOBC.

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7am – 9pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 6pm

(As a Business Major, you have 24/7 access to this facility)

5) Lawn in Front of the Mosely Center

Often referred to as ‘the humps,’ the lawn in front of the Mosely Center is freshly cut every morning, and tends to sit in the beautiful sun throughout the fall. While they’re may be some tanning girls distracting you, the lawn in front of Mosely serves as a beautiful, nature filled, studying spot. Bring out a towel, or just sit on the grass, you’ll never be more relaxed than you are sitting on the majestic humps in front of the Mosely Center.

Hours:

Monday – Sunday: It’s outside, so there is no ‘closing time,’ but when the sun goes down (8am-7pm)

6) Lake Verona

Accompanying her husband, Verona and Earl Danieley are legends amongst the Elon community. Lake Verona, located in the Danieley neighborhood is fairly large and has benches and swings around the border. This is a much more quaint version of the lawn in front of Mosely as Danieley isn’t connected to the main campus. This is the quietest ‘outdoors option’ as working in the grass or by the benches can help you ace your next exam in peace.

Hours:

Monday – Sunday: It’s outside, so there is no ‘closing time,’ but when the sun goes down (8am-7pm)

7) Global Commons

The Global Commons are a great escape from main campus, while remaining indoors. The Global Commons are located at the northern most part of campus, next to the athletic stadiums. These rooms are massive and tend to remain quiet. With giant glass windows, you will have an ample amount of natural light combined with a beautiful view. This is a great place to go during finals or other popular study times, as you will almost always have a place to sit.

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7am – 9pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 6pm

(Open 24/7 to Global residents)

Whether you like studying indoors or outdoors, in a populated or unpopulated area, there’s something for you at Elon. Where one studies can be vital to a successful exam period. These 7 sites hopefully will allow you to find some quiet, beautiful, and most importantly open places to study outside of your dorm room.

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