Finding study spaces on campus

What do you get when you combine a pandemic, more course delivery options and thousands of commuting students? The need for more study and remote learning spaces on campus.

Portland State has made several additional spaces available for students to hang out, study, eat and feel comfortable taking online and Zoom classes. Some of the spaces are equipped with semi-private cubicles and places to heat up food. Others offer the opportunity to take a break to socialize or play games. Some are former classrooms that students can duck in for more privacy.

Find a list of spaces on the COVID-19 Student Resources page, complete with a downloadable map.

You can also follow along with student Anna Dinwiddie (and Victor) as she takes us video tour of study areas in the following buildings:

  • Smith Memorial Student Union
  • Academic & Student Recreation Center
  • Vanport Building
  • Karl Miller Center
  • Millar Library
  • Cramer Hall
  • Fariborz Maseeh Hall (FMH)

If you need a study break and some sustenance, we also have several dining options around campus. And if you bring your own food, you can heat your meals at the microwaves available in the Karl Miller Center on the ground floor and locations inside the Smith Student Union including the brand new Room Zero 26.

Now Viks, it’s time to get your study on! Where is your favorite quiet space on campus?