August 30, 2023

Discover locations across campus to study

Students work on laptops in the new STEM Innovation and Learning Center.

Whether you’re seeking a quiet study space or a location for collaborative learning, there are plenty of common areas on campus to focus on your studies. Below are some suggested study locations, which can be found on the WSU Campus Map. Be sure to check with your professors and advisors, too, because many schools and colleges also have designated lounges and study spaces for students.

1. David Adamany Undergraduate Library (UGL)

Located at the center of campus across from the Student Center Building, the UGL provides access to countless resources, 24/7 support and has plenty of space for learning. The first floor is home to a computer lounge and offers space for silent study. The second and third floors have additional computers, as well as options for solitary and collaborative studying, Additional details and hours of operation are available online.

2. Purdy/Kresge Library

Located across from the Student Center Building and near the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, Purdy/Kresge Library has open table seating and study space available on all floors. Additional details and hours of operation are available online.

3. Student Center Building

Dubbed the living room of campus, the Student Center Building (SCB) is home to open space for gathering, learning, dining and more. While the SCB may be busier at peak times, there are open study spaces throughout the first three floors of the building. Additional details and hours of operation are available online.

4. Old Main

Located at Cass and Warren, Old Main is one of the most easily identified buildings on campus — it looks like a castle! All students are invited to study in the second-floor lounge.

5. Faculty/Administration Building

Located near the center of campus, across from the Student Center Building and adjacent to the College of Education, the Faculty/Administration Building (FAB) can’t be missed — it has a curved wall of windows. FAB is home to multiple departments, faculty offices and the university administration. Students are welcome to study in the open-air atrium on the first floor.

6. STEM Innovation Learning Center

One of the newest spaces on campus, the STEM Innovation Learning Center (SILC) is dedicated to multidisciplinary learning and engagement and has ample space for studying. The SILC is a tall, black building near the corner of Cass and Warren and adjacent to the chemistry, biology and physics buildings. The building also has 14 reservable Touchdown spaces for private study sessions.

7. Manoogian Hall

Located at the corner of Warren and Anthony Wayne Drive, Manoogian Hall offers open study space in the Polish Room on the first floor (near the doors by General Lectures) and in the second-floor corridor.

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