By Emily Fruge
Middleton Library. Middleton Library is located in the Quad on LSU’s campus and is open 24/7. It is a great place to go if you are looking for a silent place to study. People are very respectful, so it is not a distracting environment. There is a CC’s Coffee House located on the first floor of the library, open from 7:45 a.m. – 2 a.m. With very convenient hours and a relaxing, quiet background, Middleton Library is a great place to study for a few hours around classes or for pulling all-nighters.
Highland Coffees. Highland Coffees, located right off of LSU’s campus, with hours of operation of 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., is a fun-filled atmosphere, great for those who need a steady background noise to study. They serve delicious pastries and beverages that are perfect for study snacks. For those who cannot study in a silent setting, Highland Coffees is perfect with its bustling atmosphere.
Insomnia Cookies. Open from 11 a.m. – 3 a.m., Insomnia Cookies is perfect for a late-night study break. Not only is it conveniently located right off of campus, but Insomnia Cookies delivers until 3 a.m. When you absolutely cannot focus anymore, maybe a sugar rush will do you good. Pick up or order some hot, freshly baked cookies from Insomnia!
Pita Pit. Pita Pit is open from 10 a.m. – 3 a.m. on weekdays and is also located right off of LSU’s campus. With a wide variety of options to choose from, Pita Pit offers a fresh, easy, and fast meal, perfect for study breaks! Instead of choosing fried foods, try the healthy and delicious ingredients Pita Pit has to offer. It is great “brain food” to start off your studying!
Dorm Study Rooms. Open to residents 24/7, the dorm study rooms are perfect for all-night study sessions with friends! With a large table and several chairs, everybody can get together to study. With a dry erase board and markers provided, the study rooms are great for friends to teach each other.
Coffee Call. Coffee Call is open from 6 a.m. – 2 a.m. all week! Not only is it conveniently located on College Drive (not too far from LSU’s campus), but they also serve the best beignets, coffee and hot chocolate. It is a great place to satisfy your sweet tooth while studying for finals week.
Louie’s Café. Open 24/7, Louie’s Café is a great place to study at anytime! Located right off of LSU’s campus, it offers a fun atmosphere as opposed to a quiet setting. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner; it is the perfect place for any craving.
Sonic. From Blasts to burgers, Sonic is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat during a study break. This drive-in restaurant is open from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. on weekends. They have a wide variety of items on their menu that are sure to satisfy all! Sonic on E. Boyd also accepts TigerCash!
Raising Canes. Raising Canes is open from 10 a.m. – 1 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. on weekends. Fast and always delicious, this restaurant is perfect for a study break snack. Conveniently, there are two locations close to LSU’s campus – Highland Road and W. Lee Drive.
Student Housing Clubhouse. Some student housing options offer clubhouses with study rooms. They are open 24/7 to residents. It’s a great way to study with your friends without making a drive. With its convenience and easy accessibility, your clubhouse can definitely come in handy for finals week!
Here’s a little advice – To ace those upcoming finals, do not procrastinate; pulling all-nighters the night before the test is not the answer. Set goals for yourself. Form a study group if it helps you. Have a full stomach and be well-rested before studying. Determine your ideal study place, whether it be a bustling atmosphere or a silent setting. Get a good night’s rest and eat a balanced breakfast the morning of the exam. And remember to breathe; you’ll do great!