STUDY SPOTS: Discover these shady outdoor locales under the trees

Sunday, September 26, 2021 STUDY SPOTS: Discover these shady outdoor locales under the trees

A male student reclines and reads a book in the Sheldon Museum of Art's Sculpture Garden under the golden colors of the autumn tree foliage.

While you may be used to studying in the library or your room, the change of the season and the cooling temps make the the outdoors a wonderful place to study. This list of spots around campus will help you find your perfect location to open your laptop and books under the colorful foliage.

  • Expansive tree-filled Maxwell Arboretum at East Campus, found between the Food Industry Complex and the College of Dentistry.
  • Pocket park at 16th and R Streets with shady trees and benches near the Kappa Delta and Pi Beta Phi houses.
  • Tables outside Love Library North offer sweeping views of campus, nearby Dunkin' coffee, and a bit of shade for warmer days.
  • Park-like garden space between the Sheldon Museum of Art and Architecture Hall, dotted with nearby art and sculptures.
  • North of the Lied Center for Performing Arts, a maze of wood benches covered by a densely-planted tree grove give the feeling of hiding inside a shrub in which to study.
  • R Street "green belt" set along the sidewalk between the Nebraska Union and the Sheldon Museum of Art. The two-block area abuts the south facades of Canfield Administration Building, Love Library, and Louise Pound Hall and is interspersed with sidewalks, gardens, and towering trees. A great spot to view the rare black squirrels.
  • New outdoor patio at the Nebraska East Union. This sunny spot boasts a fireplace feature, comfy chairs and cozy lighting for hanging out into the evening hours.
  • Half-oval courtyard on the south elevation of Kauffman Academic Residential Center. The quaint space is dotted with a handful of trees and tables.
  • The ever-popular plaza on the north side of the Nebraska Union offers a sunny plaza lined with benches, umbrellas, picnic tables and green space.
Find more campus spaces in this interactive map.

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