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Drop-In Use Spaces

Quiet study spaces

Fall 2020 Update: Our study spaces will not be available on a drop-in basis until public health restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 permit greater access to the Women's Center. 

We have several spaces around the Center that are outfitted to serve students' needs. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis, unless they have been reserved by Women's Center staff. Just check the schedule posted beside each door.

Thanks to the support of the UVA Parents Fund, we are increasing the hours that some of our quiet study spaces are available in December of 2019! 


Lower Level Spaces with Extended Hours

These two rooms have extended hours for drop-in use. Students seeking a place for quiet study can use these spaces on the following days and times: 

  • Sunday, 1-5 pm (bring student ID to swipe into the building)
  • Monday, 8:30 am -5 pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30 am – 8 pm (bring student ID to swipe into the building if arriving after 5 pm)
  • Wednesday, 8:30 am -5 pm
  • Thursday, 8:30 am -5 pm
  • Friday, 8:30 am -5 pm

Study Lounge

Cozy space with indirect natural light and flexible arrangement of couches and chairs - seats 8-10.


Maker Space

Natural light, modular tables and chairs, and a large white board make this space suitable for quiet group or individual study - seats 10-16.


Upper Level Spaces Available During Regular Business Hours

Students may use these three rooms during the center's business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Main Conference Room/Library

Natural light and modular tables and chairs make this space suitable for quiet group or individual study - seats 8-16.



Individual or small group study space with 4 person table and a small white board.



Individual or small group study space with natural light and a large white board - seats 4.

And don't forget to visit our Room to Breathe, a cozy space where you can relax and take a break from meetings and studying. 

Information about other spaces on Grounds

  • View the University’s map of lactation rooms here.
  • At the Women’s Center, we have accessible, single-stall, all-gender bathrooms stocked with tampons and pads. One of the bathrooms on our upper level has a diaper-changing station. UVA’s map of gender-neutral bathrooms is here.