One of the mysteries of Bryn Mawr is the seemingly endless amount of study spots that present themselves just when you need them. I like to think of them as Bryn Mawr’s equivalent to the “Room of Requirement.” I’m sure every Mawrter has their own special study spot: the nook by the window in Rockefeller; the bench under the willow tree across from College Hall; or the perfect sunny bench or cloister that always makes for a productive studying experience. Here are my 8 favorite study spots on campus:
Photos by Nattalya Pacheco ’18
- Tables outside Campus Center — Settle in with your laptop and a coffee from Uncommon Grounds.
- Senior Row — Bring a book and sit in a patch of sun under a tree or enjoy the hammocks nearby, but make sure not to walk down Senior Row without looping around a tree once or you might not graduate! Beautiful in any season, but ideal in warm weather.
- Carpenter Beach — A grassy spot within view of Rockefeller’s turret, perfect for picnicking, tanning and studying. Across from my favorite library: Carpenter.
- The walkway between Pembroke West and College Hall — Glorious during the golden hour, just as the sun is setting.
- The Cloisters — Accompanied by the pleasant gurgle of the fountain, a view of the stained glass windows and turrets of College Hall, you will feel like a Hogwarts student.
- The Statue of Athena in College Hall — Take your homework and become inspired in the presence of Athena. Remember an offering…if you’re lucky, your prayers may be answered!
- The London Room — A cozy room down a little corridor in College Hall with the most elegant windows and filled with books about England. Difficult to find which makes it all the more intriguing.
- Rockefeller Common Room — Common rooms are lovely, they provide a change of perspective (and a piano!) without the need to leave your dorm. My favorite aspect: perched on the newels of the stairs are dignified carved owls.
What are your favorite spots to study on campus?