Exams are coming up and your roommate has decided that this is the week he'll start exploring what it's like to be in a band. Or, your next door neighbor has taken to having loud parties at all hours of the day. When you need to study, but off-campus living near Greenville Technical College is proving to be too loud or full of distractions, where can you turn?
As it turns out, a lot of places. There are several spots both on and off-campus that are perfect for getting some studying done.
Admittedly, the campus library doesn't have the best hours. It's only open to 8pm on school nights and until 1pm on the weekends. But, if you just need someplace quiet to go and aren't planning on pulling an all-nighter, it can be ideal. Along with having tables and desks for individual study as well as computers for individual use, the library has a number of study spaces, which can hold up to five students.
The study spaces can't be reserved and are available on a first come, first served basis, so they can be hard to snag, especially during the end of the semester, because there are only three of them. If you're working on a big group project or need space for up to 20 people to present your final project, you can book room 160A, which seats up to 20 and includes a projector and other multimedia equipment.
You have a paper due tomorrow and the WiFi at your house broke or your laptop decided that today was the perfect day to die. In cases like these, the campus' computer labs are a welcome solution. The school's main campus has several labs where you can quickly type up a paper, do some last-minute online research, or print anything you need. The labs aren't open late, so you do need to plan. Most close by 8pm on the weekdays.
Late Night Options
When you need to go somewhere to study and it's after 8pm, your best bet is to head off-campus. Spill the Beans, in Downtown Greenville, is open until 11pm most nights. The menu at the cafe features a number of coffee drinks, so you can stay caffeinated, as well as ice cream and frozen yogurt, for those times when you need a bit of sugar to keep you going. There's lots of space to camp out and work, either with a group or on your own, and the WiFi there is free.
If you're a coffee snob who also needs to study, you're going to want to go to Methodical Coffee in the middle of downtown. Although it's only open until 6pm, the coffee shop has become known for its exacting coffee. There's plenty of seating in the space, either on the mezzanine that overlooks the coffee bar area or outside on the patio. There's WiFi, so you can do some research while your work or send your professors a quick email if needed.