Whenever he thought about it, he felt terrible. And so, at last, he came to a fateful decision. He decided not to think about it. ~John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Where are your favorite places to find some quiet on campus?

-Nick Cage


Dear despite all your rage you are still a nicholas cage,

The law library is incredibly quiet, if study is your goal. If you're looking for solace, I suggest anywhere along the river path along the southwest side of campus. There's deer paths, too, and these lead into clearings where you won't find another living soul. There may be deer, but as has been often established: these have no soul.

If you're willing to brave the furred undead, I suggest you look for the Maeser Hill Table: an idyllic, shaded spot overlooking the river path below, a moment of forest in a campus of change.

You could picnic here, nap here, or just visit. The easiest way to reach it is by a little crumbling path by the little shed in the left of the picture, which is southwest of the Graduate Studies building (looks just like a house, because it was, once) and west of the Brimhall building.

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It's one of my very favorite places, and even though there's 32,000 students on campus I've only ever had it to myself.


--Ardilla Feroz


Dear Nick, 

I always liked the west basement of the Benson and the basement of the JFSB. They weren't particularly quiet during class breaks, but they were relatively sheltered and uneventful. 




Dear Nicolas, 

I've always really enjoyed the Garden Court in the Wilk. It's that large enclosed area just south of Jamba Juice. It's a nice, quiet, open space with natural light, comfy chairs, and very few people, so I often find myself there when I just need to relax for a minute. The only problem is that sometimes there are events going on inside so it's not open.




Dear Nicholas,

Back when I was going to BYU, the professor I worked for was currently doing a study abroad my second to last semester. He said that I could use his office for whatever I pleased. Therefore, I chilled on the second floor of the JSB. I brought a pillow and blanket and left it there to take naps in between my classes... Mini fridge, left me some snacks to munch on, and he told me I could use whatever coins in his desk for snackages. I also did my homework there as well. It was the life.

Oh, you meant quiet places that YOU could use?

I also spent a lot of time on the second floor of the JFSB. I had a lot of classes in 2114 (2110? It's been over a year okay). I learned quickly about the nook located at 2100 (page 2). They have some comfy seats that have footrests. If you can snag a bench you can lay your feet out as well if it's a time where there's low traffic. That wasn't as comfy for my back, but there are plants and a cool figurine in the middle of the open area. I could also see the outside so I watched the snow or rainfall whenever I got distracted. 

-Goldie Rose


Dear Cagey,

In the basement of the JFSB there are these hidden hallways where bishop offices are tucked away. During the week, the lights in those little hallways are turned off and you can sit back there and take a nap (or stress cry) without being disturbed. I also like the study alcoves on the 2-4th floors of the JFSB, and the balconies when they're open. Basically, I just love the JFSB.

The 1st floor of the HBLL was my solace as a freshman... I'd just wander until I found an empty desk or hidden chair.

These days I mostly just hide in my TA office. If you can get one of those, they're always quiet because nobody utilizes TA hours like they should.