The Best Places to Study at Bishop’s

With this semester being like no other in #ubishops history, it might feel like things are going by really fast, especially with midterms, finals and papers already right around the corner.  Those of you who are on campus by the mighty Massawippi shore 
know that Bishop’s has some of the best (and most cozy) places to  study. For students longing to discover new places to get work done, or for first year students still adapting to life on campus, here is our list of the best places to study, relax, and read on campus—cold weather edition. Just don’t forget your mask!  

Library Learning Commons

Our beautiful library has various places to study, where you can hit the books alone or with friends. You can study in LLC105 when it is not being used for teaching, and there are a few computers available for use in open spaces in the LLC. There are also the amazing individual study rooms at your disposal. Following health and safety regulations, only two people are permitted at the same time in the rooms. Don’t forget to book your individual room in advance online!

In the library, please wear your masks and follow the LLC guidelines. You can find them here.


  • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM


As a lot of classes are online, N112 and N315 have been set up for students to study and connect to online courses using the University’s Wi-Fi. If you’re sick of studying at home, these are two great places to alternate with. If you are someone who likes studying in a quiet setting, N112 is perfect for you as it has been designated a silent room. You can also find the computer labs in Nicolls (110, 111, 113) that can be used when they are not being used for teaching. Although these rooms do not offer the most natural light, they are calm and rather unfrequented, which ensures a nice quiet spot to study.

John H. Price Sports & Recreation Centre

The Sports Centre is perfect for those who just finished working out and need to study, or for those who want to study elsewhere than at the Library. The Hamel Lounge, located on the upper level in the Sports Centre, is perfect to study all year round. As we are on a Canadian campus, the Sports Centre is where you can fulfill all your caffeinated needs and find a good ole cup of joe at Tim Hortons! However, if you struggle concentrating  in louder environments, this might not be the best spot for you.   


  • Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM to 4:30 AM

The Gait

Although you might be missing dancing to Mr. Brightside at 2 am, the Gait takes on a different light by day: it’s also an amazing place to study. The Gait offers a variety of tables you can sit and surprisingly offers a rather quiet environment during the day
 where you can still talk to your friends without bothering avid studiers. The Gait is not only a bar –it’s also a place to put your thinking cap on! 


  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Have a favourite spot that isn’t on our list? Leave us a comment below!

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