So, when thinking about my favorite study spot, I initially decided to write about where I study the most. However, that would produce a fairly boring blog, because there’s not much to talk about inside my apartment. I spend more time studying in my apartment than anywhere else, but there are far more interesting places where I study that would make a much more interesting blog! Therefore, I decided to write about one of my more favorite study spots that I use during the day while I’m on campus between classes – the Engineering Quad, or E-Quad for short.

Not too exciting...

Not too exciting…

The E-Quad is located in the center of the engineering school, between the Olin Hall of Engineering, Biegler Hall, the Hedco Chemical Engineering building, the Neely Petroleum Engineering building, and Vivian Hall. In E-Quad, there is a nice lawn, multiple tables and chairs, and a pretty water fountain. I love this area for studying because it is conveniently located, fairly quiet, pretty, and functional. As nice as it is to sit on a lawn and do work, I would much rather be in an area that has a table and chairs. I can connect to the USC Wireless network pretty much anywhere within the quad, which is convenient. I think that E-Quad is also a very visually appealing space, with lots of tall trees, a spacious layout, and a nice water fountain centerpiece. One thing that might seem surprising is that E-Quad doesn’t get as noisy as other places on campus. I have tried studying in Alumni Park, ┬áin front of Doheny Park. However, being in the center of campus, there is a lot of commotion and it’s difficult to focus. Even though there is student traffic through E-Quad, I don’t feel the same sense or craziness, and I find myself able to sit down and get work done without being distracted. By far the best part about E-Quad though is its location. Most of my upper-division engineering classes are right in that area. I have multiple 1-2 hours breaks throughout my week between classes, and I live too far away from campus for it to make sense to go back to my apartment. Therefore, I’m stuck on campus, but I have enjoyed utilizing E-Quad to get some work done during those breaks, without having to walk too far from my previous or my next class.

The Engineering Quad is a great study spot for me, and I think it functions perfectly throughout my week as a great place to get some work done. If you are interested in reading more about where I like to study on campus, check out my blog from last year by clicking here.



I am a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering, with a biochemical emphasis. I am originally from Sacramento, CA. I am in the USC Marching Band enjoy playing playing trombone. I also enjoy hiking and road biking.