7 best places to nap at UBC
Let’s get real, knowing where to nap on campus is important information. You may feel well rested now, but within the next few months, you’ll be pulling those all-nighters and struggling to study for those midterms.
Luckily, UBC is a big campus with many good places to catch a few Zs. The next time you’re in need of a snooze, head to one of these spots, curl up into a ball, and nap away all of that school stress.
1. Aquatic Centre
The aquatic centre has everything required for a good nap. It’s quiet, warm, and there is plenty of ample seating to get your nap on.
2. Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
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In order to nap well, you need comfort. At Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (also known as IKB) there are plenty of well-cushioned large chairs that will optimize your nap comfort. Pro-tip: IKB tends to fill up fast, especially during rainy days and mid-term season. So, make sure you get there early to snag a prime nap-spot.
3. Walter C. Koerner Library
The dark and dingy basement of this library can make for a decent nap space. Koerner Library is filled with not-so-comfortable desks and chairs, so don’t expect anything luxurious. But when times are tough, and you need that 20-minute power nap, we’re sure you’ll make due with what this library basement has to offer.
4. Liu Institute for Global Issues
If you’re looking for a prime location to actually take a good nap without being disrupted, the Liu Institute for Global Issues is the place to go. There aren’t usually too many students in this building and it has a great lounge that makes for a prime nap location. However, it is best to avoid this space during lunch time as hungry grad students appear and probably do not want to see you taking a snooze in their lounge.
While trying to navigate your way through this confusing building, you may come across an empty room where you can take a seriously good nap. This is a good nap location if you have class in the late afternoon because that is when many rooms in Buchanan are empty.
6. The Nest
One of newest buildings on campus, the NEST is usually busy. But if you’re there at the right time you may come across an empty chair where you take a decent nap .
7. Get creative
If you are a die-hard napper you know that you can catch some Zs anywhere. An empty bench on Main Mall , a staircase, the Rose Garden— you can make it work. Here’s to hoping that UBC will follow the lead of BCIT and get some sleep pods on campus.