Top 10 Study Spots on Campus

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The Murchie Science Building Expansion offers many new options for students when studying on campus.

Navigating the UM-Flint campus can sometimes be daunting to new students, and even returning students! There has been a brand new building expansion since most classes went online a few semesters ago, and we might have forgotten about our favorite study spots. Have no fear, here is a comprehensive list of the best areas in which to study across campus.

10. First Floor French Hall

Booths with a student writing.

Whether you're meeting up with friends for a quick review before class, or you just need a place to study in between classes, the first floor of David M. French Hall provides many different options. There are also vending machines if you need to grab a snack.

9. Thompson Library Atrium

desks next to large windows in the library atrium

You can enjoy a great view while doing homework in the Frances Willson Thompson Library atrium on the first floor!

8. MSB Study Areas

Chairs and tables with a window showing campus greenery.

For many STEM-oriented students, the William R. Murchie Science Building is the place to be. In the original wing, these study spots are a great place to hang out with friends or do some work while waiting for class.

7. MSB Expansion Study Rooms

A table with a TV screen on the wall.

Located in the new wing of MSB, these state-of-the-art study rooms can fit up to eight people and include a TV and whiteboard to make collaborating easier. They're open now, but be on the lookout for when you can reserve these rooms soon!

6. Thompson Library Quiet Room

Comfortable furniture with privacy screens

The quiet room on the third floor of the Thompson Library is the perfect place to go for complete silence. Whether you're cramming for an exam or you just need to be free from any distractions, the quiet room provides the silence you need to get your work done.

5. Fifth Floor French Hall

tables of different shapes and sizes

The fifth floor of French Hall is a more secluded area of the building, so if you take a lot of classes here, this is the perfect spot! Meet with friends or work on your own – the variety of furniture gives you the freedom to get in the study zone.

4. Thompson Library ITS Station

A computer in a study cubbie

Need a computer? No problem! The Thompson Library provides computer stations on all three of its floors, and they are all linked to a printer if you need to print out any homework. To print, just swipe your MCard at any university printer, which will sync up your printing credits.

3. MSB Expansion Study Spots

Three students working on laptops

If you need to charge your phone during a study session, don't worry! Much of the new furniture in the MSB Expansion includes charging ports for any of your devices. Sit around with your friends and figure out group work while taking in the new building.

2. Thompson Library Study Rooms

A study room with a whiteboard and tables.

Want to plan a research session with classmates? A study room is a great place to go! You can schedule up to four hours at a time in these rooms using the Thompson Library's website.

1. White Building Study Coves

Chairs and tables next to windows showing a view of Flint

Nursing majors have tons of classwork, so where better to get work done than the William S. White building itself? Don't bother crossing the river to get to a printer, the study areas in the White Building have printers available for all students to use.

Bonus: University Pavilion Atrium

People walking in the Pavilion.

Grab some food and meet some friends! The University Pavilion (UPAV) has plenty of food options, from barbeque to burgers and smoothies. Spend some time studying and maybe grab some UM-Flint gear and supplies from the campus bookstore before you go.

Eleni Batsios is a Marketing & Media Assistant with the Office of Marketing & Digital Strategies. She is a Communication major.