Finding a study spot during an exam season is a semiyearly challenge for many students. We compiled a guide to help you navigate around campus in searches for a good seat!
December is already here! That means – the holidays are around the corner, but so is a new exam season. For some of our freshers, this brings excitement and challenge, while for more seasoned students, it means more efforts are needed to secure a study place on campus. For our Sommies, we tried to compile an exhaustive list of study places on and around the campus to have a productive study session. That does not mean, however, that the guide is of no use to oldies. Stay tuned and see if you know all those places!
- We are starting our guide with an absolute classic – Library at the Stammgelände. The library, which you can find on Arcisstraße 21, provides self-learning spots and rooms for group work. It is there for you even on the weekends and grants easy access to all the textbooks. Keep in mind that during the exam season, there is a long line already by 8 am. During the day, we advise you to check the website and see if you are lucky enough to get a place.
- If you want to combine your studies with a quick workout, visit Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (StaBi), located near station Universität. Before you enter the reading hall, you will have to pass through a majestic-looking (and very Instagrammable) but a long staircase. To study there, you will need to book a place in advance, so their website is your best friend.
- If you want to grab a snack or coffee while working on your homework, check out StuCafé next to the Audimax. As it is a rather crowded and loud location, StuCafe suits best learners who prefer a lively ambiance or working on a group project. There you can talk freely and not worry about disturbing others, and the tables provide enough space for a whole study group.
- Unlike our previous entry, the Silentium in room 0503 is a perfect place to work quietly and alone. It is located next to computer lab 0510, and can come in handy if you need a second screen or forget to charge your laptop. For group projects, you can use room 2538, where you can find larger tables and a little more privacy thanks to room dividers. All these rooms are only accessible for students of School of Management with a special code that you can get from the Student Council.
- If you do not yet want to leave the university area, check out study places in the North building. It is a good option to stop by and do a short revision after the lecture in the same building. Be careful, though, since are no power outlets around!
- “Lost Weekend” is a cafe and co-working space located on Schellingstr. 3, just a 10-to-15-minute walk away from the main campus. It is perfect if you want to get away from university rooms, study in a fancy place and enjoy some good coffee and snacks. Apart from the food options (that are all vegan and start at around 2€), “Lost Weekend” also offers free Wi-Fi. Very affordable!
- Only a 5-minute walk away from the campus, you will find the Benko Café on Luisenstr. 41. There, you can enjoy delicious coffee as well as snacks while using the free high-speed Wi-Fi. Just like the “Lost Weekend” this café is a nice spot to meet up with your study group and work together or enjoy a study session alone with good coffee and cozy surroundings.
- For those readers who scrolled until the very bottom of the post, here is some extra place for you! On the 1st floor, next to Carl-von-Linde-Hörsaal, there is a mysterious spot with comfy-looking red seats. The place does not seem to have a specific name but sure looks like a peaceful oasis among the busy ambiances. Feel free to check it out and see if it could become your favorite study spot.
This concludes our guide! We hope it comes in handy for your preparations for exams and wish you good luck on your exams!
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