Top 6 Study Spots for Fall Midterms
In need of a new coffee shop or hang-out spot to stop procrastinating? No need for trial and error! Check out this perfectly curated list of study spots around Champaign center. Written by Riley Anton, U of I Community Learning Lab intern for the Champaign Center Partnership.
Photo credit Illini Union.
1. The Literary & Hopscotch Bakery
Looking for a sweet treat or Instagram-able latte while writing that
paper or responding to emails? Hopscotch Bakery has got you
covered with cakes, croissants, cinnamon rolls, cookies, danishes,
and MORE! And, nothing pairs better with a good read than a glass of wine.
2. Champaign Public Library
A great versatile option located in the heart of Champaign with the option for common spaces or private study rooms. Pro-tip for college students: book a private study room before 2:40 pm to beat the middle school rush!
3. Kung Fu Tea
With arguably the best bubble tea in Champaign-Urbana, Kung Fu Tea has a perfect menu for a “study snacker”. Located in the middle of campustown, it is great for all college students or anyone else looking for some great boba and tasty meals!
4. Any of Champaign's Public Parks
More of an outdoorsy type? Champaign Park District has got you covered! With over 70 parks to choose from, there is sure to be a park near you. Although not in the city center, our favorites are Mattis Park and Morrissey Park!
5. Illini Union
The center of campustown, the iconic Illini Union, is open to all community members and has several nooks and crannies to study in. There’s even a Starbucks, Bowling Alley, and COVID-19 testing center. Watch out where you sit down – there might be a student napping there!