Every college student needs a place to retreat from the stress of the day. Study habits are important, but we also need time for ourselves, and even fun, social opportunities can be distracting and disrupt our focus.
It’s important for students to find a place where they can study peacefully, rest, and recharge. Fortunately for Spartans, our beautiful campus has quiet library nooks, gardens and wooded glens where students can study and breathe in the fresh air, and spaces that inspire creativity and mindfulness.
If you haven’t found your place to escape, consider these UNC Greensboro campus hideaways. Whether nature, creativity, or peace is what you’re seeking, there’s a hidden spot on UNCG’s campus just for you.
cozy, creative indoor spaces
“I enjoy working in Gatewood studios. When I am surrounded by creative minds and other artists’ work as well as my own, I am inspired and comforted!”– Elizabeth Boerger, art major
“My favorite spot to study is at my desk in my apartment. It’s off-campus but only a short walk from my classes. There, I can be cozy and pet my cat, Jennifer.”– Grant Develle, chemistry and biochemistry major
Photo submitted by Grant Develle.
Finding Peace in Nature
“My favorite place to study or just relax is the “salad bowl” by the School of Music, I also enjoy a midafternoon nap on my hammock in the Peabody Woods when my schedule allows.”– Gabriel Coll-Bettencourt, music major
Photo by David Lee Row.
“I love to sit out by the fountains outside of Moran Commons. Some of the tables have charging ports, so I can work on homework without worrying about my computer dying. This is also a great spot for students to socialize, so I love gathering with my friends here.”– Zoe Kersey, marketing major
Photo by Zoe Kersey.
“My favorite spot to relax and recharge is the bench under the tree near the outdoor basketball courts. It overlooks the soccer field. This has been my go-to spot to find some peace for about a year now. I have lots of fond memories from that bench, whether it be reading a book or reflecting on life.”– Kenny Banks, mathematics major
Photo by Zoe Kersey.
“My favorite spot to relax on campus is Taylor Gardens. It is always nice to grab some food from the EUC and sit in Taylor Gardens to get some work done or catch up with friends.”– Ivan Tarpley, communications studies major
Photo by Martin Kane.
This has been the first installment of the February “Spartan Love” Series. Stay tuned for more stories this month about what students love about life at UNCG.
Story by Becky Deakins, University Communications.
Photography by Sean Norona, unless noted above.