Coming to Auburn as a freshman without a car, places to study are much more limited. Without the luxury of getting away from the chaos of campus to study, one must become creative in their methods. Instead of seeing the situation as a handicap, take not having a car as an opportunity to explore not only
Student Center (after 5 p.m.): The Student Center by day can be hectic and crazed, scaring a lot of newcomers off as they only stay long enough to grab some Chick-fil-A and head back to their dorm. But, after around 5 p.m., the Student Center pretty much becomes a ghost town. There are tables and chairs on every floor, perfect for group or individual study. The best part may be the fact that Starbucks is seconds away.
Samford Lawn: Sometimes the weather is too perfect in Auburn for you to stay inside and cram for hours, so most Auburn students have learned to take their blankets and towels out to Samford. Though it can get busy at times, it’s never extremely loud, especially in the spring. While you’re studying, you have the magnificent Samford Hall as your view — the best inspiration.
Coffee Cat, Mama Mocha’s and The Bean: For coffee lovers, it’s hard to make it through the year without testing all the coffee shops within walking distance of Auburn’s campus. All of them are so conducive to studying. Each of them have their own aesthetic, which includes delicious drinks and a quiet environment. Of course, the crowning glory of studying in these establishments is the walk to and from the shops, experiencing all the beauty the City of Auburn has to offer.
Lowder Starbucks: Tucked away just past the engineering buildings, the Starbucks in Lowder is also set up nicely for group or individual study. It doesn’t stay open quite as late as some other coffee shops, but it’s perfect for getting some work done during the afternoon.