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Study Spots Off Campus

Study Spots Off Campus

Study Spots Off Campus

from Ness School of Management and Economics

Coffee Shops

Coffee shops are a classic place to study. With the smell of fresh coffee brewing, the cozy atmosphere, and maybe a good study break snack they are a top choice for students everywhere. There are plenty of coffee shops in Brookings to choose from, here are just a few.


Get your studying on while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee and treat yourself during a study break with handmade candy while at chocolate.


If you want lots of natural light and like to people watch take a seat at the counter in front of the window. If you want a cozier study nook, take a seat at one of the booths in the back. Whatever your vibe while studying Cottonwood has a spot for you. Also, grab some lunch or a warm bowl of soup while you’re there.

Kool Beans

Kool Beans prides themselves on their fair trade, locally brewed coffee with so many blends to choose from. This cozy shop is on the smaller side, so seating is limited. If seating is full, just grab a cup of coffee and a snack and head across the street to Hillcrest Park.


Hillcrest Park

Hillcrest park is another place where you can go to enjoy some nature and get some fresh air while studying. Plenty of shade trees and a few picnic tables are features of the park that make it perfect for studying. One of Hillcrest Park’s biggest perks is all the spots for hammocking. Nothing makes economics reading more enjoyable that swaying in a hammock and enjoying the breeze while you do it.

Dakota Nature Park

The Dakota Nature park is a great place to take a study break, stretch your legs, and get your body moving while maintaining social distance. Switch up your meal routine and have a picnic with your roommates by the ponds. There are also plenty of benches and grassy areas where you can do some outdoor reading and studying. Spread out a blanket in a shady spot by one of the ponds and enjoy the nature while you study.

DISCLAIMER: *Please practice safe social distancing while visiting and studying in community spaces*