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10 Best Study Spots Near Georgia Tech

By Annabelle

It’s no secret that Georgia Tech students spend countless hours studying for their rigorous courses. If you’re like me, studying from your room is not an option, so I am always on the lookout for new study spots both on and off campus.

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At Whistler, residents will have access to a study mezzanine on the second floor with eight private study rooms equipped with plenty of outlets and comfortable seating. This warm and inviting study area is perfect for group or individual study.

Whistler Study Mezzaine for Georgia Tech students in Midtown Atlanta

Whistler’s study floor will have plenty of space for individual or group study.

After spending hours studying in one area, things can get a little boring. That’s why each study room at Whistler will have its own unique design, so you’ll feel like each study room is an entirely new space.

For those that need a totally new change of scenery, however, there are plenty of areas both on campus and throughout Midtown that are perfect for a long day of studying.

To give you some inspiration for your next study session, here are some of my favorite study spots on- and off-campus at Georgia Tech.

Top 10 Places to Study Near Georgia Tech

Roommates in Piedmont Park having a picnic.

Group study sessions are a great way to stay connected and relax while still getting work in.

On-Campus Study Locations

1. Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons (CULC) Rooftop

Georgia Tech students studying in Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons is one of the most common study spaces on campus. Image courtesy of BCJ.

Distance from Whistler: 12-minute walk

Address: 266 4th St NW

The Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons , better known as the CULC, is filled with a variety of study spots on every floor. With Kaldi’s Coffee and the connection to Price Gilbert Library and Crossland Tower, the CULC has become one of the most popular places on campus for group or individual study. By far, the best feature of the CULC is the Rooftop Gardens. This serene study space overlooks Tech Green, featuring tables, chairs, and great views of the Atlanta skyline.

2. Barnes & Noble on Tech Square

Starbucks at the Barnes & Noble on Tech Square

The Starbucks at the Barnes & Noble on Tech Square has plenty of comfortable seating for studying. Image courtesy of tall, grande, venti.

Distance from Whistler: 2-minute walk

Address: 48 5th St NW

The Barnes & Noble next to Scheller College of Business is a great study spot for multiple reasons. Not only is there a Starbucks where you can sip and study on the first level, but there is a small upper level of tables and chairs open to students who are looking for a more quiet space to hit the books.

3. Crosland Tower

Students studying together on the top deck of Crosland Tower.

The new artwork and seating at the top of Crosland Tower is a great place to study with views of Atlanta.

Distance from Whistler: 14-minute walk

Address: 249-371 Bobby Dodd Way NW

For students who are looking for a space that is dead silent, the study areas on the sixth and seventh floors of Crosland Tower may be for you. Here you’ll have a comfortable space designed specifically for studying that overlooks campus and the beautiful skyline of Atlanta. As a bonus, Blue Donkey coffee shop is located on the first floor of Crosland Tower in case you need a little afternoon pick me up.

4. Tech Green

Georgia Tech students studying on Tech Green.

You can always find students on a sunny day relaxing, hanging out with friends, or studying on Tech Green.

Distance from Whistler: 14-minute walk

Address: North Avenue NW

Right in the heart of Georgia Tech, Tech Green is one of the most iconic spots on campus. The Adirondack chairs, hammocks, and tables and chairs under the shaded end of Tech Green make for a great outdoor study spot when you need a breath of fresh air.

5. Kendeda Building

Kendeda Living Building on Georgia Tech's campus.

Georgia Tech’s own living building is one of the most unique places to study on campus. Image courtesy of Newcomb & Boyd.

Distance from Whistler: 14-minute walk

Address: 422 Ferst Dr

One of the most unique buildings on campus, The Kendeda Building, also known as the Living Building, is a sustainable building on west campus that features classrooms and study spaces. The outdoor and indoor study areas make for a refreshing setting in a building that is leaving a positive impact on the environment.

Off-Campus Study Locations

6. Momo Cafe

Inside of Momo Cafe

Inside of Momo Cafe you’ll find a cozy place to study and drink unique beverages. Image courtesy of Momonoki.

Distance from Whistler: 3-minute walk

Address: 95 8th St NW 100

Just a short walk from Whistler and campus, Momo Cafe is the place for people who are looking for more than just a traditional coffee shop. Here you can find Japanese-inspired specialty drinks and pastries to mix up your normal studying routine. As a bonus, the cafe is attached to a full restaurant, Momonoki.

7. Sweet Hut Bakery and Cafe

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Distance from Whistler: 9-minute walk

Address: 935 Peachtree St NE

Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe is a cozy boutique bakery and bistro serving a variety of pastries, sandwiches, and desserts. One of their most popular menu items is their signature bubble teas, the perfect drink to motivate you during your study session.

8. Land of A Thousand Hills

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee in Midtown

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee is just 11 minute walk from Whistler. Image courtesy of Trip Advisor.

Distance from Whistler: 11-minute walk

Address: 715 Peachtree St NE 

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee is a coffee company leaving a worldwide impact. Every cup of craft coffee directly supports sustainable farming communities in Rwanda where their specialty coffee beans are grown. For an afternoon study session that is benefitting a greater cause, Land  of A Thousand Hills is the perfect place to buy your next cup of coffee.

9. Dancing Goats Coffee Bar Midtown

Dancing Goats' coffee and coffee cups

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar has space to study with a furry friend and drink a warm cup of coffee. Image courtesy of Condé Nast Traveler.

Distance from Whistler: 6-minute walk

Address: 33 Peachtree Place NE

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar has several locations in the Atlanta area, all serving a variety of specialty drinks and coffees. The closest to campus is the Midtown location, which is just over a 5-minute walk from campus. This location features a pet-friendly outdoor patio, perfect for those who want to bring their furry friend with them to study.

10. Cafe Lucia

Cafe Lucia in Midtown

Cafe Lucia in Midtown provides many unique drink flavors. Image courtesy of Trip Advisor.

Distance from Whistler: 17-minute walk

Address: 205 12th St NE

A bit further from campus, Café Lucia offers finely brewed coffee and specialty pastries. Here you can find unique specialty drinks such as Dutch coffee cold brews and their famous Honey Bee flavor mix. For bold flavors in a tranquil cafe, this is the perfect study spot.

We hope this article has given you some inspiration to kick off your next study session. To learn more about Whistler, visit our website or contact our leasing staff!

Annabelle Whistler Marketing Intern


Annabelle is a marketing intern for Whistler and a sophomore at Georgia Tech majoring in Business Administration.

August 23, 2022

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