‘Study Zone’ creates more study space during exam period

In an effort to keep up with the high demand for study space during the final exam period, the University announced last Friday that six buildings on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses will stay open later.

From April 29 to May 11, Duques and Funger halls, as well as space in the Marvin Center, will be kept open later to allow students to study. On the Mount Vernon Campus, the Eckles Library, Ames Pub and GDub Java will be all day.

On weekdays, Duques and Funger will be open from 7 a.m. until 1 a.m. On Saturday and Sunday nights, the buildings will be open until 11 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. In the Marvin Center, rooms that are usually reserved for private events on the third and fourth floors of the building will be open to students during the day.

Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said the increase in study space around campus came from student feedback.

“We looked at information from the recent Service Excellence Survey, as well as feedback from Student Association leaders, campus media outlets, and identified some creative solutions to increase designated study space to meet the growing need,” Chernak said in a news release.

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