Study sanctuaries on campus, in Fort Worth

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Finals week is upon us which means plenty of sleepless nights, cups of coffee and places to study will be in high demand.

Most students take to the the Mary Couts Burnett Library to study but it is bound to fill up quickly, so here are other places to study on campus and around Fort Worth.

On-campus

There are a number of places on-campus besides the library where students can study at. Every residence hall has study rooms and areas where students can set up shop for a long night of reading and writing. 24-hour quiet hours start on the Thursday of dead days, guaranteeing at least some semblance of silence in the dorms.

For those that need a group study or project environment, study rooms can be reserved. If you want a study room in the library, Rees-Jones, Moudy South or Winton Scott Hall, be sure to sign up in advance. Rooms can be reserved up to 24 hours ahead of time and they go quickly during finals.

If these fill up or you have a really large group, you can also reserve a classroom through the Registrar’s office. You can request any classroom that is available and can even see a picture of the room before you put in a reservation request.

Off-campus

Sometimes you have to leave campus to study out of necessity or just to see something besides white walls. Whatever the reason, there are a variety of places to study around Fort Worth.

Coffee Shops

Coffee shops are a great place to study while sipping on a latte and eating a scone. They are designed for such activities, and most have Wi-Fi and ample seating. Starbucks shops litter Fort Worth, but there are a number of local joints that are worth checking out, too. Craftwork Coffee Co, Buon Giorno and Avoca are three around town that have received good reviews.

Craftwork Coffee Co. is one of many coffee shops to study at. Photo by Kelsey Emery

Another place that serves up limitless cups of coffee is the Ol’ South Pancake House located on S University Drive and is open 24 hours. You can get a caffeine rush and fill your stomach at this Fort Worth staple.  

Fort Worth Public Library

Fort Worth has 16 public libraries and no library card is required to walk in to claim a table for studying. The Southwest Regional branch on South Hulen is the closest branch to campus and is a nice and quiet place to read a book or spread out notes on a table.

Grocery Stores

High-end grocers like Central Market and Whole Foods offer more than just a place to shop for groceries. Both offer enough room to type out those essays and still grab some food. One place worth trying, Eatzi’s, offers this experience and has a large outdoor patio patrons can sit at.