Then your ideal study spot is...
1. Baked & Wired
On Thomas Jefferson Street in Georgetown, you can treat yourself to a cupcake while finishing up work in a relaxed, indoor environment.
Soho Tea and Coffee
On the corner of P and 22nd streets, Soho Tea and Coffee has great smoothies and coffee. It’s far enough from campus that you will not run into classmates and get distracted.
2. National Mall
Bring a blanket and find a quiet spot in the shade, but avoid getting trampled by tourists. You can also find a bench along one of the Mall's many walking paths.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
For a serene study spot when the weather is pleasant, sit on the memorial's steps with a book or some homework and read as you look out over the Tidal Basin.
3. Marvin Center Lisner Hall patio
Look like a law student studying on the patio of Lisner Hall in University Yard. The tables are big enough to spread out your research materials.
4. Ames Hall
The newly renovated Ames Hall on the Mount Vernon Campus boasts a fresh look and natural light. The building offers many sofas, tables and study rooms for reading and working.
The lower level of West Hall on the Mount Vernon Campus offers large booths with outlets that are rarely occupied outside of the peak lunch and dinner hours.
5. Ivory Tower basement
The lower level of this residence hall clears out at about 11 p.m. on most nights. Be sure to snag a table in a corner near the outlets for optimal laptop utilization.
Study at 2 a.m. or later for a better chance at finding a table. If it is packed, you can still meet friends to grab coffee and then head inside the library.