The ʻŌhiʻa Cafeteria is a quiet, calm place to study with a fantastic ocean view. (Photo by Kaithlyn Villanueva)
By Kaithlyn Villanueva | Staff Writer
From quarantine and having school be online, we considered our homes to be a place to study. We built comfort and coziness from the depths of our own room. Changing habits and transitioning to new different locations can be frightening since you’re leaving a place that you have stayed in for over a year, but it can be very substantial. Getting out and creating new habits is helpful. Especially when you put along these 5 great places to study on campus with great wifi service.
1. ʻŌhiʻa Cafeteria, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Located across from the Great Lawn and above the bookstore is the ʻŌhiʻa Cafeteria. This is a calm and serene place to study on campus. You get an ocean view as you work on your homework/study for your exams. The quietness from the cafeteria, which is not serving any food this semester will make you want to keep your time on your laptop and get as much work done. The space is full with air conditioning as well to keep out of the Hawaiian sun for a while.
2. Lama Library, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Being surrounded in an academic domain will focus all your undivided attention towards your work. The library is a great source of using what our school provides for us. Within the Lama Library there is a Study Hub that is located inside. All you need to do is book an appointment, and a tutor will be more than happy to help. The library offers a huge amount space, so picking a table to study in the room wont be such a hassle. You have all academic access nearby, computers, printers, books, etc., the best advantages at hand.
3. Great Lawn Tent, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
These new tents, tables, and chairs were recently put out to have more additional space. If you’re ever feeling a little too cold in the cafeteria, try studying outside. You get the tranquil breeze and some vitamin D. It’s a more easy going feel to study outside because the nature calms you down.
4. Tables across from the Great Lawn, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
The most shade you can get is in this area of the Great Lawn. There are about four tables, all distanced from each other. You can enjoy the big trees covering you down from the sunlight and the tables are pretty comfy to stick on as you study. It’s perfect to bring along your study groups or just want to change of scenery.
5. Kapiʻolani Bookstore (ground floor of the ʻŌhiʻa building), Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m
The Kapiʻolani bookstore dispenses all of your textbooks, but also provides tables just right outside the bookstore. Inside the bookstore, there is a coffee shop for when you almost feel like you are about to fall asleep from all the reading you have done, you can grab yourself a coffee to keep you awake and push through.