The Babbling Brook is a student favorite on the NDSU campus.
The NDSU campus is vibrant and filled with energy as the fall semester begins.
The fast pace and unfamiliar surroundings might be initially overwhelming for first-year students. But there are plenty places recharge, reset or take a break during a busy day. And most of it is within walking distance of your residence hall.
Here are a few of our students’ favorite places to study, hangout and relax:
“I love the A. Glenn Hill study rooms or the third-floor lounge area with the comfy couches. I don’t see a lot of people up there and it’s nice to have a view of Churchill Field. You can see people playing football or walking their dogs. You also can access the building on weekends.”
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
“The tables in Memorial Union outside of the student activities office are awesome. I sat there every day between all of my classes during my freshman year. It’s a good spot to try and do homework, but mostly to hang out and meet people. I’ve met all my friends from sitting there and I just really enjoy seeing everyone walk by. I’ve seen so many faces on campus just sitting in the union then recognize them across campus. It makes the campus feel a lot smaller.
Major: Art education
Hometown: Oak Harbor, Washington
“The Babbling Brook. It’s nice and quiet, and you hear the streaming water. But you also can see people walking past and it’s just quiet and relaxing. Take advantage of it when the weather is nice.”
Major: Social work
Hometown: Mandan, North Dakota
“I have to a specific spot in the library that I go to when I need some peace and quiet. It’s a place of comfort for me that feels like home when I want to get away from people for a while.”
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
“I like being downtown at Barry Hall. The coffee shop is great and the mezzanine has a lot of natural light. And if you are a business or economics student you are close to your professors. Sometimes, if you are lucky there are opportunities for free food when they host events.”
Hometown: Jamestown, North Dakota