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Even though the stress of midterms is over, studying is a way of life for most students at Michigan.  If your exams are over with, you have a 12 page paper to attend to, or a group project looming in the upcoming weeks.  As always, it is best to stay on top of your work and prepare for schoolwork ahead of time – but let’s be real – college students excel in the art form of procrastination.

 If working in your room or dorm lounge is too distracting, it is best to go to one of the many libraries on campus.  Did you know that there are more than 20 libraries here?  And you probably thought that we only had the UGLi (the Shapiro Undergraduate Library).  The Undergrad library is great for group projects because some floors allow talking and there are many study rooms available for reservation.  Also, sitting by the windows allows you to gaze out and remember that we are in one of the best universities in the world.  If you really need to get down to business, it is a good idea to check out the Law Library.  That library is for serious business and studying.  If you are on north campus, or you just like to venture there, the Duderstadt (a.k.a. the Dude) is a great library to check out as well!

Some people don’t particularly care for the libraries, so I would recommend checking out the study lounge in the Union.  This room is also super quiet so don’t try to make a scene or you will get glared at.  Also, the other unions on campus, The Michigan League and Pierpont Commons, have study spots as well.  As a friend of avid coffee drinkers, I know that they love to study in the many coffee shops around campus.   So, whether you are up until 3am trying to write a paper or actually attempting to get ahead on your work, make sure to check out some of the cool study spots on campus!   

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Hello everyone! I am Ashley, a senior from Kalamazoo, Michigan and am studying Psychology, Spanish, Intergroup Relations Education, and Community Action Social Change. On campus, I am co-president of FreeHearts, an anti-human trafficking organization, facilitate an IGR course, am part of Habitat for Humanity, and volunteer at SafeHouse Center, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.