Read on below for helpful tips on finding a unique space on campus to fit your study needs.
The library offers great individual and group study rooms all year long, but you may find it hard to reserve these rooms when finals week rolls around, and it seems like everyone is trying to cram in those last study sessions. During the end of the semester, the last thing you need is to feel the added stress of finding the perfect place to study. Here are some of our top picks for alternative study spaces on UNO’s campus:
The newly renovated University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) building has made many great additions that are particularly accommodating for students, including hallway study lounges on the first, second, and third floor. Most lounges include desktop computers, a WEPA printing station, comfortable chairs, and plenty of desk space. These lounges are perfect for solo studying or smaller study groups of two to five students.
Equipped with a full wall of whiteboards, a projector, and a bunch of desks, this space is perfect for working on projects, study sessions, and brainstorming in large groups. This room is available to all students, even if you’re not a resident in Maverick Village.
Roskens Hall hosts the College of Education, but that doesn’t mean you can’t study there. This building is one of our top picks for any student to study in. The front atrium of this building (immediately east of the front entrance) provides tons of natural light and a good amount of comfortable seating options. This space has a vending area nearby the study lounge, complete with study snacks and plenty of options for caffeine.
Just down the hall is a lounge area which primarily consists of barstool seating. These two spaces are ideal for solo studying, especially if you’re looking for a guaranteed spot to recharge your technology.
West of the lounge area is a more collaborative space, with study booths and break out rooms for groups of up to six. The breakout rooms require no reservation and can be used on a first-come, first-served basis.
Located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center, the fireplace lounge offers a cozy environment tucked away from foot traffic, making it a great space for reading and studying for exams. Available seating options range from armchairs and couches surrounding the fireplace to tables with barstool seating and great atmosphere.