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10+ Best Study Spots at USF On and Off-Campus

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There’s absolutely no doubt that the University of South Florida has a beautiful campus. With trees wrapping over the walkways, flowers blessing us with their beauty and squirrels greeting you at every corner, there’s always a spot to sit down and focus on your studies. 

From midterms to finals, there is always a need for a new study spot. We have curated a list of the best study spots at USF, on and off campus, that is perfect for you and your friends to go to!

Best Study Spots at USF: On-Campus

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5th Floor at the USF Tampa Campus Library

Do you have a big exam coming up?

Did your roommate bring friends over and are being too loud making it impossible to focus on your work?

Whether you like to work in a group or study alone, the library is your go to spot. Every floor at the library has a different level of noise. The 1st floor being the loudest and the 5th floor being the quietest. 

If you want to go study where it is extremely quiet, the 5th floor is the perfecr place for you! Not only is there a Starbucks downstairs, there are also multiple cozy solo cubbies made for just you and your work. If you are a “white noise” type of person, we suggest you to head over to the 3rd or 4th floor. The 5th floor is so quiet you are able to hear the sighs of students trying to finish up their lab report due at 11:59pm that night! 

Monday | Open 24 Hours
Tuesday | Open 24 Hours
Wednesday | Open 24 Hours
Thursday | Open 24 Hours
Friday |  12:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm – 12:00am

📍 Location

4101 USF Apple Dr, Tampa, FL 33620
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Simmons Park - "USF Duck Pond"

If you are looking for outdoor study spots at USF, check out Simmons Park or more commonly known as “The Duck Pond”. The Duck Pond is located right next to the JP Dorms and have multiple shaded areas with picnic tables perfect for you to set up your work! 

Here you will have some background noise of the beautiful water fountain as well as multiple duck friends to keep you company. 

Monday | 7:00am–9:00pm
Tuesday | 7:00am–9:00pm
Wednesday | 7:00am–9:00pm
Thursday | 7:00am–9:00pm
Friday | 7:00am–9:00pm
Saturday | 7:00am–9:00pm
Sunday | 7:00am–9:00pm

📍 Location

University Of South Florida, 12101 USF Beard Drive, Tampa, FL 33620

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The Business Administration Building (BSN) - "The Bunker"

This is one of the most unique study spots at USF. There are multiple seating options outside and inside of the Bunker with outlets for you to use. If you are hungry and looking for a little study break, stop by “Rocky’s Hideout” for some coffee, snacks, or even a freshly made Boars Head sub!

There are also beautiful walkways all along the Bunker that has benches for you to sit with vines creeping up the walls behind you. 

This truly is a beautiful and quiet study spot for anyone looking for a semi-inside and semi-outside location on campus.


4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620

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Argos Exchange: Bay Coffee and Tea Company & BullsXpress

Argos is not only a dining option but it is a really great study spot too! This is the place to go to whenever you have a group project or group study session. There are multiple seating options from larger group tables to single sitting areas! 

Argos also has white boards available for students to write on while studying and a little coffee shop in the back called, “Bay Coffee and Tea Company” where you are able to use one of your meal swipes for a coffee and a pastry or bagel!

Monday | 7:00am-12:00am
Tuesday | 7:00am-12:00am
Wednesday | 7:00am-12:00am
Thursday | 7:00am-12:00am
Friday | 7:00am-12:00am
Saturday | 7:00am-12:00am
Sunday | 7:00am-12:00am

📍 Location

4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620

Best Study Spots at USF: Off-Campus

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Felicitous on 51st and 42nd

If you are looking for a place that has yummy coffee with a unique and creative indie vibe, then Felicitous is the place for you!

Whether you’re closer to Fowler or closer to Fletcher, Felicitous offers two locations that can be found on the outskirts of either side of the university.

This cute little indie coffee shop offers a TON of different coffee and tea flavors. We suggest you try the “Chocolate Rose” specialty coffee! There are sweet and savory food options, like hot pressed panini’s and delicious sweet pastries, for when you are looking for a bite to eat! They also offer free Wi-Fi for their customers as well as outlets at every table!

Stop by Felicitous on 42nd on the first and third Sunday of every month for an open mic night starting at 7pm!

Felicitous on 51st:

Monday | 7:30am–7:00pm
Tuesday | 7:30am–7:00pm
Wednesday | 7:30am–7:00pm
Thursday | 7:30am–7:00pm
Friday | 7:30am–7:00pm
Saturday | 7:30am–7:00pm
Sunday | 7:30am–7:00pm

Felicitous on 42nd:

Monday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Friday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 9:00am–5:00pm

📍 Location

11706 N 51st St, Tampa, FL 33617

14204 N 42nd St, Tampa, FL 33613

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Cozy Coffee Café

New hidden gem alert! 🚨 No seriously… this place is hidden in a plaza behind multiple trees.

We are very excited to share this amazing family owned coffee and breakfast café! This is a great study option to go if you are an early morning riser and looking for a location that isn’t too far away from the campus. Not only do they offer coffee, smoothies, and matcha lattes, they also offer a full breakfast and lunch menu with vegan options too! Free Wi-Fi and outlets are offered at every seat as well. 

This family owned café will make it feel like your home away from home with their extremely friendly and “cozy” hospitality. 

Monday | 7:30am–3:00pm
Tuesday | 7:30am–3:00pm                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday | 7:30am–3:00pm
Thursday | 7:30am–3:00pm
Friday | 7:30am–3:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 Location

13312 Telecom Dr, Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Kaleisia Tea Lounge

Kaleisia Tea is more than just a boba tea shop! They offer a ton of different meal options starting from house spring rolls to a Korean BBQ rice bowl. Vegan options are also available at this spot!

This is a perfect off campus study spot for you and some friends to go to when you are looking for some afternoon tea and a cozy atmosphere.

Monday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Friday |  11:00am–7:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–6:00pm

📍 Location

1441 E Fletcher Ave #101, Tampa, FL 33612

📷Chewy Boba Company USF FB

Chewy Boba Company

This boba shop is a great place for you and some study buddies to come to and grab some delicious and “chewy” boba tea! 

They have multiple seating options for independent or group studies! If you are looking for a quick break, Chewy has many different board games for you to play and they even have some old school arcade games at the back of the store!

Being only a 3 minute drive from USF, we definitely recommend checking this place out!

Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 Location

 2572 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Honorable Mentions

With so many study spots at USF, these are some we couldn’t leave off our list:

4th Floor of the Marshall Student Center
– The Little Courtyard Behind the Library
– Starbucks Inside the Bookstore 
– Study Rooms Inside the Dorms
– Under the Gazebos in the MLK Plaza

– Lettuce Lake Park
– Grain and Berry
– Quickly Boba Tea

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