By: Alana Sanz – 2nd Year – Behavioral Science & Health Education
As Rollins students, it’s easy to get stuck on our side of campus and never venture outwards, especially if you take the bus or park in the Michael Street deck. As a first-year, I waited too long to purchase a parking pass and had to park in the Peavine deck which is located near Emory’s gym. It was a blessing in disguise as it opened my eyes to Emory’s entire campus! I am excited to share some of my favorite parts that include study spots, food, and miscellaneous campus gems!
–Robert W. Woodruff Library (located near Emory University Hospital): This is an awesome study spot! The three main floors of the library have nice spaces to do school work, provide lots of computers, and houses my favorite study spot of all, the impressive reading room I like to call Hogwarts.
–Emory Farmers Market (located near Asbury Circle on the Cox Hall Bridge): Every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, various vendors lay out great food options. If you like hot dogs, Latin food, donuts, or kettle corn, I highly recommend checking it out. You can also find locally grown fruits and veggies, bread, coffee, and honey!
–Emory Bookstore (located in the Office of Admissions building off of Oxford Road): On the other side of campus is Emory’s campus bookstore. The first level is a Barnes and Noble bookstore and the other levels have school supplies, an Apple computer store, textbooks, and an entire floor dedicated to Emory apparel and gifts!
–The WoodPEC (located near Asbury Circle): As graduate students, we have access to Emory’s gym and for $30 a semester you can take unlimited group fitness classes including spin, yoga, Tae Kwon Do, and Zumba. You can also utilize a rock climbing wall, indoor and outdoor tracks, tennis courts, and a pool.
–Pitts Theology Library (located across from Emory University Hospital): If you’re looking for an extra quiet library space to study, the Candler School of Theology’s library is the place to go. It has quiet places to sit, a reading room, group study rooms, and houses an exhibit gallery.
–Michael C. Carlos Museum (located off the Quadrangle near the main library): If you’re into ancient art and artifacts, this place is pretty cool. The museum has been around since 1919 and houses a conservation laboratory, over 17,000 artifacts from around the globe, and rotating exhibitions.
–Lullwater Preserve (located across the street from campus off of Clifton Road): This is a beautiful park located across the street from school that has scenic trails for running or walking, a 1926 Tudor mansion and historic powerhouse, and a spill water waterfall.
If you’re like me and love to explore, Emory’s beautiful campus is definitely worth adventuring into. Sometimes I like to walk to the other side just to get my steps in and get outside for a little bit after long hours of school work at Rollins. So, if you’re up for exploring or looking for a new study spot, Emory’s campus will no doubt have a place for you!