Published: March 27, 2024

With warmer weather here and finals coming up, there’s no better time to study outside in the sunshine and fresh air. Check out the best rooftops, patios and outdoor spaces for your study sessions. 

UMC Rooftop

UMC rooftop patio

Visit the fifth floor of the University Memorial Center (UMC) to find plenty of spaces to study, including the rooftop patio with a great view of the Flatirons.

Rustandy Building

Tables outside of the Rustandy Building 

Enjoy plenty of sunshine during your study session at the tables located near the Rustandy Building.

C4C Patio

C4C patio

The patio at the Center for Community (C4C) is a great study spot that’s close to food and beverages. Stop by The Bakery and WeatherTech Cafe to fuel up before your study session. 

Grass fields

Grass fields 

Looking for a place to lay out on a blanket and get some reading done? Check out these grass fields around campus: 

Norlin Quad

Norlin Quad or library patio

Get together with a few friends and study together on Norlin Quad or the patio outside the library. You can lounge in the grass field or sit at one of the tables.  


Village Dining Center

Village Dining Center

Head to the Village Center Dining to enjoy delicious food and take advantage of the rooftop patio spaces.

Find your study spot 

Whether you prefer to study indoors or outside, you can find a variety of study spots across campus. Explore study spots