On Studying in the Carrels

Lekha P., M1

After an exhausting day of class, lab, and small groups, your carrel will always be there for you. For a lot of us who prefer to study on campus, the carrels are our home away from home. Everyone’s assigned desk in the carrels has several locked cabinets, which you can stock with snacks and coffee and a warm hoodie. Given that the M1 small group classrooms open up into the carrels, there are always people around between classes — if you tend to stream lectures, this may be one of the few times you actually see some of your classmates! As exams approach, the atmosphere in the carrels simmers down to become more serious, but generally this is a casual study space that is a welcome reprieve from the intensity of Becker or the solitude of your apartment.