Students share favorite study spots on campus

There’s no shortage of beautiful views on the UCCS campus – but quiet study spots can be a hot commodity. Check out a few of our students’ favorite places to hit the books. 

Exterior of Academic Office Building
Business major Tanner Harbick has had several favorite study spots during his time at UCCS. During his first year on campus, he liked to study on the top floor of the Academic Office Building (AOB). According to Harbick, “I liked being on the top floor because you can sit and see all of Colorado Springs.”


Harbick also enjoys studying on the third floor of Dwire Hall – partially because it’s close to his business classes, but also because his brother, Landen Harbick, works close by in the College of Business’s Career Development Center.


Dwire Hall, home to a variety of academic departments, is designed to facilitate small-group discussion and collaboration.


For those with tired eyes from studying, Dwire Hall boasts beautiful views of the Front Range and a two-story kinetic sculpture.


Student Government Association President JayJay Porcadilla prefers studying on the opposite side of campus in Columbine Hall. According to Porcadilla, “My absolute favorite place to study is the third floor of Columbine facing the mountains. I love this spot because it is just refreshing to see – it is quiet and overlooks the majestic Pikes Peak!”


Students who prefer to study where the action is flock to the open, collaborative indoor tables near Sanatorium Grounds in the University Center, as well as the outdoor tables of University Center Plaza.


Those who would rather study under the sun find that green space is in no short supply on the West Lawn, an open grassy field nestled against the Osborne Center for Science & Engineering.


And for those who like a mix of sun and shade, and quiet time and open collaboration, the outdoor amphitheater between Dwire Hall and Centennial provides a perfect mix.

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