Best Hangout Out Spots in College
If you have some time in between classes, you should definitely check these place out.
As a college student you are often bombarded with constant work, responsibilities and stress levels that are at an all time high. However, you will often have a lot of time to to kill in between classes, and so if you’re not cramming for a test or skipping classes to finish homework from another class at the library, you will find yourself with free time. With the lack of structure in college comes the need to find things to do and places to go when you don’t have a class. So whether you’re a commuter or you just need a break from your roommate, here’s some places to kick back at your campus.
Dining halls or food courts
The fact of the matter is you often don’t pack lunch for yourself in the morning before a long day at school, so you will find yourself needing to eat something before your next class. Whether you live at the dorms, live in an apartment, or drive to your college or university you should eat some grub at your local dining hall or food court nearby. I’m currently a student at Cal State Northridge and one of my favorite places to eat lunch has definitely been The Pub Sports Grill which offers a selection of burgers, pizzas, wraps or salads, to South of the Border favorites & more. It’s also a place you can grab a beer and watch the game.
Schools ranging from UC-Berkeley, which offers four campus REST Zones featuring lounge chairs that accommodate a total of 40 students at a time, to CSUN which is a welcoming destination called the Oasis Wellness Center offering nutrition counseling, meditation, massages, acupuncture, nap pods and workshops focused on wellness and managing stress, which are prioritizing sleep for their students.On average, most college students get 6 to 6.9 hours of sleep per night, and the college years are notoriously sleep-deprived due to an overload of activities.
CSUN’s duck pond, located in the historic Orange Grove, is home to not only ducks, but turtles, fish and, most importantly, students that wish to relax for a few minutes. Loyola Marymount also has a pond as well, but instead of taking sometime to enjoy the wildlife, you will often be bombarded in your dormitory and thrown into it instead. LMU has a tradition in It’s your friends dunk you in the water on your birthday.
A campus quadrangle (or quad) is essential to the college campus experience. It is often considered the university’s face—the part of campus that defines the institution’s aesthetic and charm. Traditionally, a campus quad is the central courtyard at the institution, anchored by a major building that the university boasts about its architecture. At Northridge we have several quads, but one I will always find myself kicking it at is the Sierra Quad (Greek Quad) by the Oviatt Library. As part of a fraternity, I have came across several other people from other organizations that I know so it’s a great way to catch up with a lot of them. UCLA’s quadrangular courtyard is also one of the best in the country, with a 400-acre campus. The quad functions as an open space for any events, fairs and festivals as students may require.
The Games Room Etc. at Cal Poly Pomona is where students are able to relax and unwind from their daily class schedule. Located in the Bronco Student Center, students can enjoy bowling, pingpong, pool, arcade games and more. The Games Room is also home of the official campus Lost and Found and the Box Office, where students can purchase discounted tickets to movie theaters, theme parks and more. At CSUN there is also a Games Room at the University Student Union where you can challenge your friends to billiards, table tennis, Xbox 360, Kinect, Play Station 3, Wii or one of today’s most popular arcade games.