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Our Top Study Spots

Our Top Study Spots

With finals quickly approaching, it’s time to get your study on. Easily distracted by your social media apps outside of class and not sure where to start? We have compiled a list of top study spots in Reynolds Hall and around campus. 

While Reynolds Hall offers great study spots with amazing views and natural lighting, there is no wrong place to study. Some spaces may provide a quiet and comfortable experience, whereas others may offer soft ambient sound and room for a group of friends to study together. No matter what your study style is, we're here to help you decide what works for you.

Hoylman Social Stairwell

Walking into the Reynolds Hall atrium, you can't miss the Hoylman Social Stairwell. This stairwell was inspired by Googleplex’s social stairs, and it provides a fun and relaxing place for you to study or collaborate on projects while having easy access to Einstein Bros. Bagels for some great food to keep you going. Plus, there is a place to charge your laptop or phone, while getting a lot of natural sunlight from the windows. 

Reynolds Hall Hoylman Social Stairwell

Sheedy Experiential Learning Pavilion 

The Sheedy Experiential Learning Pavilion, located on the third floor, is the open space on your left as you walk across the bridge from the PRT. Replicating a modern and professional business environment, it has comfortable and collaborative furniture so that you and your friends can quiz each other between classes.

Business students study in-between class in the Sheedy Experiential Learning Pavilion

Reynolds Hall Study Rooms

Located on floors four and five, these study rooms are a great option for studying alone, holding team meetings and collaborating with others. Rooms feature everything you need from a TV to practice your presentation to a fantastic waterfront view.

Business Students Study in Reynolds Hall

Becker Academic Engagement Success Center

It's never too late to ask for help with your coursework. The Academic Engagement and Success Center provides a great opportunity for you to receive peer-assisted tutoring and review. The AeSC, located on the second floor, includes private study rooms and a collaborative workspace equipped with computers and staff to help all business students.

WVU Libraries

With libraries on the Downtown and Evansdale campus, there are two perfect places for you to study in a deep quiet space or even reserve a group study room. Whether you live downtown or in off-campus housing, both of these libraries are a great option for late-night study sessions.

Elizabeth Moore Hall 

Known as the space of one of WVU's commuter lounges, Elizabeth Moore Hall sits on the downtown campus and offers a quiet and spacious place to study. Did we mention warm, too? The fireplace makes this an inviting option during the cool fall and winter months. Find yourself a cozy couch or chair, and loose all sense of time in this relaxing environment.

Elizabeth Moore Hall on WVU's Downtown Campus


While you probably already know about the Mountainlair, it’s still a great spot to study in-between or after class. If you are someone who doesn’t mind a little background noise then this is the perfect place to pop your earbuds in, get some good food and study away. Weather permitting, the Mountainlair green, just upstairs and outside, is a great outdoor space to study as well.

Have other study spots around campus that you don't see on this list? Let us know your go-to study spot by messaging us on Instagram! We want to hear all about it and may even add it to this blog. 

No matter where you choose to study, we hope you find a space that works for you so that you can stay focused and go into your finals calm and confident!

SH and CT 11/21/22 

    CONTACT: Shelby Hudnall 
    Marketing Strategist
    WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics, Strategic Communications 

    Chambers College