Being a junior, I am now very experienced in subjects like these.
On campus study spots:
For when you need peace and quiet… the reading room//the entire second floor of Cowles//study rooms in lower Cowles.
For when you need background noise… Cowles cafe//Olmsted cafe//your dorm lobby.
For when you actually don’t want to get any work done… the study room of your dorm//your room//places with generally high traffic.
For when you have group projects… Scooter’s//second floor Aliber//Cowles cafe//your dorm lobby//lower Olmsted//lower Hubbell.
For when you need comfort… the study spots by Pomerantz stage//Cowles cafe.
Off campus study spots:
For when you need coffee… Mars Cafe//Smokey Row//Caribou Coffee//Starbucks downtown.
For when you need peace and quiet… the central library downtown.
For when you don’t want to get any work done… kappa kitchen//my room//anywhere that involves another human that doesn’t want to study either.
For when you have group projects… West Village rec rooms//central library//Smokey Row.
This isn’t really an exhaustive list of every study spot so don’t take it that way. But a few suggestions if you’re looking for somewhere new. And take in mind that these are just what I use, except for the peace and quiet suggestions because it is impossible for me to study in an environment like that. When I can sit in a comfy chair and here people talking twenty feet away from me, that’s when I’m most productive.
Feel free to comment with any of your own favorite study spots at Drake!