Published: Sept. 11, 2019

College life can be busy. Between classes, hanging out with friends, work and other responsibilities, sometimes you just need a quiet place to take a short break. Here are a few places on campus to relax, recharge and find some peace and quiet.

If you’re looking for a place to relax…

Meditate at the CU Art Museum during Feel Good Fridays

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offers Feel Good Fridays each week at the CU Art Museum. This drop-in group will lead you through a guided meditation to help you reduce stress, relax and feel better.

Cushions are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring additional materials for personal comfort, such as a yoga mat or small pillow. Meditations begin at 12:15 p.m. in the main gallery. Once the doors are closed, no additional participants will be admitted.

Chip and student pose for photo in nap pods on campusTake advantage of nap pods

If you’re looking for a quiet place to take a quick snooze, there are nap pods available to students on campus. Students can visit the Recreation Center or the Wellness Suite at Wardenburg Health Center, which will be opening in early October.

The pods provide a safe and quiet space to get in a quick power nap. Each pod is equipped with a gentle sleep and wake cycle, built-in speakers with a relaxing music selection and custom light displays. Naps are automatically programmed for 20 minutes—the optimal time for a midday reset.

If you’re looking for a place to hang out between classes…

Visit any campus library

Did you know there are six libraries on campus? Each library is open to all students and offers plenty of space to relax. Take some time to explore them all and find a favorite spot to hang out:

  • Earth Sciences and Map Library in Benson Earth Sciences
  • Engineering, Math and Physics Library on the first floor of the Mathematics Building
  • Music Library on the second floor of the Imig Music Building
  • Law Library on the second floor of the Wolf Law Building
  • Norlin Library
  • Business Library (currently closed for renovation)

Head to the BioLounge

The BioLounge on the Museum of Natural History’s lower level is an inviting and relaxing space on campus. Enjoy a coffee bar and innovative museum exhibits while relaxing in the lounge!

If you’re looking for a quiet place to eat your lunch…

Check out the top-floor terraces of the CASE building

There are plenty of quiet spots in CU’s newest central campus building, the Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE). On those nice-weather days, check out the two top-floor terraces.

Visit the UMC fifth-floor lounge and terrace

With great views, a central location and an abundance of food nearby, the fifth floor lounge and terrace at the UMC are convenient spots for a quiet lunch.