Student Life

9 Best Spots to Take a Study Break on the UCF Campus

Whether you're looking for a quiet spot to check social media for a moment or want to spend an afternoon getting some fresh air, here are nine great spots to take a study break on campus.

By Nicole Dudenhoefer '17 |
April 11, 2018

A white woman lays in a torquise hammock strung between two palm trees

(Photo by Josh Letchworth)

Between final papers, projects and exams, the end of the semester is a busy and stressful time. While it may feel like you need to devote every waking moment to your studies, be sure to schedule some downtime to prevent yourself from getting overwhelmed.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to check social media for a moment or want to spend an afternoon getting some fresh air, here are nine great spots to take a study break on campus.

1. Memory Mall

Take advantage of the palm trees on Memory Mall by bringing along a hammock and relaxing in the shade.

2. Burnett Honors College Koi Pond

Tucked between the Burnett Honors College and Student Union, the campus koi pond is the ideal spot to gain serenity. (Photo by Bernard Wilchusky)

3. Cyclorama Sculptures

Not only are the Cyclorama Sculptures outside the School of Performing Arts eye-catching, but they provide unique seats that you are absolutely encouraged to sit in. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)

4. Lake Claire

Between volleyball courts and canoe rentals, Lake Claire is a beautiful spot to get active and away from your laptop. (Photo by Bernard Wilchusky)

5. CFE Arena Courtyard

With lots of seating and overhead coverage, the CFE Arena’s courtyard is a nice spot to watch Netflix between exam prep. (Photo by Bernard Wilchusky)

6. Student Union Game Room

Grab a couple friends for a game of pool or air hockey in the Student Union’s game room located on the third floor. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)

7. Health and Public Affairs Courtyard

Between Health and Public Affairs buildings I and II is a courtyard filled with foliage, offering a pretty change in scenery from your dorm room. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)

8. Leisure Pool

You can play volleyball with some friends or lay out and work on your tan. Either way, the Recreation and Wellness Center’s Leisure Pool will have you feeling refreshed and ready to hit the books again. (Photo by Josh Letchworth)

9.  Education Complex Courtyard

The Education Complex’s courtyard is a quiet area to listen to music and enjoy the weather. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)