Impending final exams means libraries and study lounges alike are packed. Fortunately, there are a few hidden gems on campus that aren’t full of humans.
Haas School of Business Courtyard
You can make fun of Haas majors all you want, but their courtyard is an amazing place to study when the weather’s nice.
Eucalyptus Grove behind the Valley Life Sciences Building
Eucalyptus Grove is usually abandoned in favor of the libraries during finals week, which makes it the perfect place to find some peace and quiet.
UC Botanical Garden
Study among the plants from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for Tuesdays) for a relaxing experience. It’s a bit of a trek, but there’s the added bonus of getting away from campus for the day – preserving your sanity in the process.
McCone Hall’s numerous balconies
At the top of McCone Hall, there’s a scenic balcony complete with some seldom-used couches that we would highly recommend using. In the off chance that it’s busy, feel free to choose another balcony (every floor of McCone has one).
This open-air study space is located in the center of Dwinelle Hall on Level B. It’s usually pretty empty, so you should have no problem focusing here.
It’s inevitable that at least once during dead week, the occupied libraries will leave you with no other choice but to pursue alternatives. For times like these, the Clog’s got your back.