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Friday Feature: Super Secret Study Spots

Wondering where you should go this weekend to do your work? I’m here on Fridays to share local study spots that you should definitely check out if you’re on the hunt for that perfect location.


Education Commons
George A Weiss Pavilion (at Franklin Field)
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Noise level: Moderate
Perks: Rentable MacBook Pro laptops, comfy beanbag chairs, tons of reservable rooms

Education Commons opened in 2012 and is by far one of the best study spots on the east side of campus. It’s a little tricky to find if you’ve never been to the George A. Weiss Pavilion, but if you’re lost, just look for signs for the mezzanine or ask one of the friendly guards for directions (that’s what I did).

Ed Commons is known as a study spot for athletes, but it is open to all Penn students and staff members. It boasts 8 reservable spaces (including a 24-seat conference room) for study groups or organization meetings. The open area is filled with plus chairs, ottomans and tables, so you can tackle your problem sets and essays comfortably.

If you’re stressed about work or need a quick break, head over to the bean bags for a little relaxation time or to catch up with friends. Students have been known to take quick naps over there between classes due to its proximity to the School of Engineering and DRL.

In addition to being a great study (and nap) location, there is also Satellite Tutoring at Ed Commons on Sundays (Computer Science), Wednesdays (Chemistry, Physics and Economics) and Thursdays (Math) from 6 to 10 p.m.

Have a great spot that we should feature on our blog? Comment below and let us know where you study!

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