The DC Exam Study Zone has become a lively topic of interest since its implementation nearly two weeks ago. With the change focused on quieting down the Davis Library for the exam period, the Library has received a flood of feedback from students expressing varying viewpoints on the pilot project.
Student feedback has ranged from those who strongly support the change to those who oppose it. So far, comments have included a lot of positive feedback along the lines of “Love it! Make it a permanent thing!” and some contrary feedback like “It’s horrible!” With some middle ground expressing the significant need for group study space on campus, one thing has become clear: students are passionate about this issue and their right to use the Library’s spaces as they require.
As stated on the DC Exam Study Zone FAQ page, the Library has implemented the changes to support students’ exam preparation by providing an environment that is pro-study and anti-disruption. It was created in direct response to students’ many requests for reduced noise and increased quiet study space in Davis.
Although this change does not accommodate all students, the Library is committed to providing an optimal studying environment during the exam period for those students who require it.
The DC Exam Study Zone will continue until April 24. During this time, staff will continue to collect general feedback through the online feedback form and through a focused paper survey in the Library.
At present, no decision has been made regarding the possible implementation of the DC Exam Study Zone guidelines in the future, either during subsequent exam periods or on a more permanent basis, as Library staff will need to assess the success of the pilot before making any decisions.
Want to contribute your feedback to the discussion? Submit comments using the online feedback form.