There are many spots on campus to study, hangout with friends, or simply be by yourself when you need to focus for an exam coming up. Students at Hope are usually very good at being able to find their “spot” within the first few weeks of being on campus. For me, there is one place that I am able to be social, studious, or alone if I wanted – Lubbers Hall.
Lubbers Hall is home to the humanities and being a philosophy major, I was exposed to Lubbers as soon I got to campus. During my first year at Hope, most of my classes were in Lubbers Hall and since I spent so much time there I even found hidden rooms most students aren’t aware exist.
Inside Lubbers Hall there is a lounge specifically for Philosophy students. The room has a small couch, two comfortable armchairs, a small table, and a library shelf with books written by the best philosophers. It is the perfect set-up for group work, individual studying, or some leisure reading. The room was big enough for us to have multiple study sessions in there and we would we able to have a good time whenever we needed a break – ordering food on a particularly late night study session started to become the norm. We began to spend so much time there that we even befriended the campus safety officers who would come and unlock the door for us – if you’ve been on campus, you realize how just about everyone on campus is overly friendly or willing to help.
Hope has a place for everything. Whether you want to strictly study (places like the library), do group work (anywhere on campus), or socialize (again, anywhere on campus), there will always be a spot for you to go to. You might also find that spot that you can have all three and that’s when you know you’ve found a home.