The CU Boulder campus boasts a wealth of places to study, both those that are well-known and those that only a select few are aware of. Whether you're looking for seclusion, a nice view or somewhere nearby to get a snack, these spots will make the hours spent studying more enjoyable.
The BioLounge in the CU Museum of Natural History is a little-known and inspiring study spot. Students can take advantage of a coffee bar, a lounge and innovative museum exhibits.
In addition to being the go-to location for undergraduates looking to study, Norlin Library also offers graduate-student study carrels, which are available to rent each semester and offer graduate students a dedicated place of their own in which to study.
The Business Library is a great place for those students looking to get down to the business of studying. Not only does the library have its own coffee shop, but it also allows patrons to reserve individual study rooms.
The fifth-floor lounge of the UMC is undoubtedly one of the lesser-known study nooks on campus. Great views, central location and an abundance of nearby snackeries make it a convenient location for those extra-long study sessions.
A study spot that boasts the largest dining center on campus? C4C has it all, from the plethora of food options to the in-house student programs and centers like Career Services, International Education and Counseling and Psychiatric Services.
The biotech building on East Campus houses faculty, staff and students from the Biofrontiers Institute and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Osmosis will ensure you get smarter, and the Etai's Café within will ensure you stay fueled.
If you're looking for an innovative environment in which to study, the ATLAS building is it. Not only do the study rooms offer inviting couches, but the building is home to the BTU Lab, the Black Box Experimental Studio and the National Center for Women and Technology.
Located in the Benson Earth Sciences building, the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library has two levels of study spots, several computers for general use and a number of interesting displays and artifacts to entertain you during those much-needed study breaks.
The top floor of the Stearns West dormitory offers views that could entice even the most reluctant of students to study. For those students who live in Williams Village, studying couldn't be more convenient or more beautiful.
Kittredge Central has a lot to offer. Not only does the dorm itself provide study areas that are close to the Kittredge Market (snacks!), but Kittredge Pond, with its benches and picnic tables, is a great place to study outdoors when the weather permits.
The top-floor graduate-student study room of Duane Physics offers what might be the best views on campus. Not only can graduate students study while bathed in sunlight, but the views of the Flatirons and the rest of campus will inspire you to power through those long study sessions.
Though the Law Library is closed to non-law students during University of Colorado Law School exam periods, it offers a quiet alternative to the more central libraries on campus. To boot, it offers a student commons area for group studying as well as a café.
Gemmill Library is truly a study spot where big ideas happen. Recent remodels have increased the library's collaborative space, so whether you're looking for quiet study time or a chance to talk to classmates about a cool new tech startup, Gemmill is the place to do it.
Looking for a spot where you can “take your mind away” from studying during study breaks? The Music Library offers scores, recordings, books and periodicals, as well as 55,000 sound recordings from a wide range of musical styles. Studying here is sure to be inspiring on multiple notes!
The Student Engagement & Collaboration Area on the second floor of the UMC has couches and small tables for individuals and conference rooms with monitor hook-ups perfect for working on group projects.
The third-floor hallway of the UMC has brand new comfy furniture and looks out into the atrium. This provides students with a more quiet, private spot tucked away from the usual business of the UMC.
This study spot offers multiple, flexible seating arrangements, so students can meet in relatively large groups, sit in deep seating for a longer study session, or perch at one of the high tables for a few minutes between classes.
Find a mix of soft seating, tables and chairs throughout the Village Center. Snacks and other food options are available in the Dining Center, the Village Market and The Grotto (open late). Additional study spaces are available during finals.
Find a bright, quiet study spot in the middle of campus at the Center for Academic Success and Engagement. On those nice weather days, check out the two top-floor terraces.