Study spots on campus


Hilton M. Briggs Library


It’s good to get out of your residence hall once in a while to study. Here are some good spots across campus:

The Union

The Student Union is the main hub for students on campus making it busy and noisy. Going up or down the stairs unveils calmer spots to eat a meal and get a paper done. 

The Lower Level has tables and chairs while the Upper Level has more couches and chairs. 

The Union is open 7 a.m. through 10 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. Sunday during the school year.. 

The Dairy Bar

Ice cream and studying is a great idea. The Dairy Bar is west of The Union. It serves SDSU ice cream and Java City items.  

The Dairy Bar is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Java City, Wagner Hall

On the first floor of Wagner Hall, west of The Union, is Java City. It has that “coffee shop vibe,” for those who prefer to study in coffee shops, without having to go off campus. It’s a good place for early morning studying opposed to late-night sessions. Java City sells anything from smoothies to teas and, of course, coffee. 

The Wagner Hall Java City is open 7:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. through 2 p.m. Friday.

Yeager Hall Library

West of The Union is Yeager Hall, home of the Division of Communication and Journalism. Up two flights of stairs is the Yeager library with tables and seating. It is a quiet, semi-private space surrounded by print publications. Yeager is an uncommon study spot, which is helpful for intense studying.

Hilton M. Briggs Library

Would this really be a piece about study spots on campus without some mention of the library? Briggs Library is located northwest of The Union and is one of the most popular places to study on campus. Students can reserve study rooms for free online or use desks throughout the library. There are different options for seating — desks with dividers for privacy or large tables to study with a group.

For technology, there are 80 public access computers, scanners, printers, microfilm readers and an ADA screen reader. Food is allowed in the library — there are vending machines and coffee for long periods of studying. 

The library is open 7:45 a.m. through 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. through 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. through 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. through 12 p.m. Sunday.

The Architecture, Engineering and Mathematics Building

Quiet and clean, the Architecture, Engineering and Mathematics Building on the southwest side of campus is a good place to study with minimal distractions. Throughout the building there are sitting areas and tables for serious studying. 

Bonus: the Math Help Center is in room 292.