Where to Study

If you want to improve your concentration and efficiency as a student, finding a good place to study is important. The campus is full of good spots to study that are comfortable and low on distraction. The following common study spots on campus are excellent places to stop between classes and get a little work done. Check out the options below and view the Virtual Tour for a close-up of these locations.

Student studying in Busse LibraryBusse Library
The Busse Library is physically open approximately 95 hours per week during spring and fall semesters. With 65,000 square feet; space is filled with comfortable chairs and everything you need to work efficiently. There are 12 computers in the Reference Area; 22 PCs in Computer Classroom; 9 in the Media Center and over 40 PCs in Computer Center.

Students studying in Basile BeansBasile Beans
More than just a good spot to grab a cup of coffee, Basile Beans on the first floor Basile Hall has lots of room to study. In warm weather, the tables and chairs just outside on the patio offer a sunny spot for reading or meeting groups.  

Student lounge in Warde HallWarde Hall
The student lounge, located in lower level Warde Hall, is in close proximity to Student Financial Services. The lounge has couches, tables, chairs, and vending machines.

Computer bank in the Hilltop GrillHilltop Grill
Located in Regina Hall, the Hilltop Grill is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (during the school year) and offers food and beverages. Booths and table seating offer comfortable spots to work on your studies between classes with free computer and internet use.

Students playing pool in Lundy CommonsUniversity Center
A popular space on campus, the University Center is the hub of student activity. If you don't mind a little background noise - there are plenty of comfortable armchairs and spaces for studying.

Students enjoy pizza up in the PenthouseThe Penthouse
Located at the top of McAuley Hall, the Penthouse is the highest point on campus and technically the highest point in seven counties. It offers a serene birds-eye view of downtown Cedar Rapids and the campus. With plenty of tables and chairs, the Penthouse is a quiet spot off the beaten path.