I spend most of my time in Unions South, Wendt, and Engineering Hall. I like those three because they all offer a slightly different environment and are very close together so if one is full I still have options.
It depends on the time of day and the amount of work. If I’m not swamped and I might be a little hungry, I really like the Sett or just Union South in general. When I have a lot of work Memorial Library is my go to.
I think the best place to study on campus is in Memorial Library. The stacks are very quiet and comfortable. Even kind of cozy when it’s cold/snowing outside. The cages are also nice if you don’t mind the uncomfortable metal chairs. However, I don’t recommend studying here if you don’t like studying in silence or you need background noise to focus.
My favorite study spot on campus is the 4th floor of Memorial Library in the silent section. There are massive sized tables so you can spread out all of your materials and also because no one is speaking it is very easy to get a ton of work done in a focused environment. Although you don’t get the lake view that College Library provides, I still prefer Memorial for all those reasons.
As an engineering student, I would hover around the Union South area, but before Covid hit, I discovered the business library in the B School; It has a really futuristic design and it makes for a really quiet study space.