Studying

5 Best Study Spots on Campus

Gardner-Webb’s campus has several places to get away and crack down on some of that homework you need to get done. It’s tempting to hang out with people and forget about your work, but there are some spots on campus where you can do both! 

1. The Library 

As the designated quiet area on campus, the library is probably the most obvious study space. What you may not know is that the basement of the library is one of the best places to go if you really need complete silence. The basement of the library is usually less crowded than other parts of the building, and has desks in the very back that are perfect to sneak away to. The study rooms on the top floor are great for group work as well. 

2. Tucker Student Center 

The Tucker Student Center is a great place to eat, hang out with friends, and study, though it’s not the most quiet place on campus. If you like to work and socialize, this is the place for you, but the study rooms on the top floor are a better option if you want a quiet place that’s still close to food and other people. This is great for longer study sessions, , because you can walk down a flight of stairs to grab some food if you get hungry. 

3. The DCC 

There are some tables and couches in the Dover Campus Center that are perfect for studying in the middle of a busy day. If you’re in between classes and don’t want to walk all the way back to your room, this small space is a convenient alternative. It’s also right next to Chick-fil-A if you need a quick bite to eat. 

4. Your Room 

While its certainly not glamorous, your room can be an ideal study space. I like to be social once I’ve left my room, so I take advantage of the time I do spend there to get work done. Hopefully you’ll be lucky enough to have a roommate who feels the same way so that you are able to study together! 

5. Outside 

It’s surprising how many students you will find sitting on a blanket studying in the middle of the quad during the fall and spring. It is so beautiful outside some days that even homework can’t stop you from taking it all in. Sometimes, the best way to get work done is a change of scenery.

Raygan Hall: Senior. Psychology Major. Youth Discipleship Minor. 

6 Spotify Playlists For Studying

Once you get to college, have a roommate and are living in a dorm, it can sometimes be challenging to find a silent place to study. While this may not be the norm for those of you who are used to studying in your room alone, there is always another option. One thing that I hae found to be very helpful in my college career is to find some really great music that can make your study time even better! Some people like to listen to classical music while they work, and others prefer music that they know all the words to, so no matter what your preference is, there is a study playlist for you.


Here are the links to a few great study playlists!


If you like to listen to music without words, this is the one for you! https://open.spotify.com/album/1g0nYG3m5ZkkXUOQIMMF4k


If you prefer some tunes that you probably already know all the words to, here you go! https://open.spotify.com/user/126178130/playlist/4yrOWePyC9zQJ0MKg889Ti


If you like to listen to some inspirational Christian music, this is the best. https://open.spotify.com/user/121603057/playlist/1W1gJzbqwjMrGWIAJ7t7W3


This playlist here has various songs from epic movies that are sure to inspire your studying. https://open.spotify.com/user/mrpresident91/playlist/3zlql9Qek8qb9ktAuaWZRN


If you’re up late studying and need some classic study jams, this playlist is sure to keep you awake and motivated!

https://open.spotify.com/user/1246551095/playlist/3k8BZe54xpo4KB1M9DXzg0


And, if you love to listen to some Disney jams, this is the playlist you’ll want to hear. It is instrumental versions of various Disney songs. What could be better study music than that? https://open.spotify.com/user/amostpeculiarmademoiselle/playlist/0aIRbnR8OyEgrMC0FCqI8U

Hopefully you’ll be able to find your style of college studying music. Best of luck in all of those hours you will spend listening to these tunes throughout college! 


Raygan Hall: Senior. Psychology Major. Youth Discipleship Minor.