Four Amazing Off-Campus Study Spots in Tucson
We love the University of Arizona campus as much as the next Wildcat, but everyone needs a change of scenery now and then. There are even benefits to doing your schoolwork out and about, too.
Chatter and cool background music provide the white noise that helps you focus. Off-campus spaces are especially friendly to groups who might have picky eaters, varied schedules, and transportation needs.
Whether you’ve fallen asleep at the library for the fifth time, can’t find a seat in a student lounge, or it’s just too cold (or hot!) outside to attempt absorbing some vitamin D, these local study spots have you covered.
Found on University Blvd., right on the streetcar line, The Scented Leaf teahouse will make all of your tea dreams come true. With endless flavors and combinations from herbal to traditional black, everyone is sure to find their fix.
Comfy couches and homemade desserts can also help to get you through that essay writing. This cozy space has just the right amount of white noise to keep you focused on the tasks ahead. Visit them on most days between 7:30 am and 11:00 pm.
For 32 years this cafe hotspot has served the University of Arizona community. Bentley’s, as the locals call it, is open most days from 7am-6pm. Located conveniently on Speedway Blvd. just east of Cherry in the Nob Hill plaza, this study spot is a quick jaunt from almost anywhere on campus. Free WiFi, a selection of locally crafted pastries, and rotating art make this friendly place an ideal study spot, especially for groups. Lunchtimes are hopping so we recommend getting a seat early.
The 4th Avenue home of night owls, Epic Cafe is open daily from 6am-12am, and easily accessible via walking, bike, or streetcar. Our favorite thing about them is that they serve breakfast all day. Breakfast burritos for dinner! With lots of tables and chairs, this homey cafe is ideal for intense studying. The noise level is very low, even when the place is packed. Free WiFi is awesome too, of course.
This timeless Tucson original has you covered from 7am-10pm, and is right next to a streetcar stop. With their breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drink menus you can spend the entire day (and a lot of the night!) hitting the books on their patio or in the market dining room. Enjoy the low hum of good music and background noises in the market dining room, or head out to the patio for birdsong and fresh air.
Night owl or early riser, these four study hotspots will add some variety to your student life and help you succeed in your studies. The best part is that you still have 24/7 access to the University of Arizona UITS service; Chat online, call (520) 626-TECH (8324), or visit us anytime of the day or night in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Building at 1322 E. 1st Street.