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Rest and relax: Where to take a break on campus

2 students laying down reading books against a tree in front of Nassau Hall.
Bright sun and green grass is all students need for an excuse to be outside.
Aarushi Adlakha / The Daily Princetonian

There’s no doubt that being a student at Princeton is stressful, and whether it’s a few minutes of scrolling on social media, or some hours in the sun, the best practice to avoid being overwhelmed is to take a break from the work. We asked students what were their favorite spots to take that break, and here are some of their responses in a visual format.

Despite being a building commonly passed by students on the way to class, few know of the space out back where architecture students go to destress.
Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian

As soon as the weather gets warm, the courtyard in front of Buyers Hall starts to get crowded.
Aarushi Adlakha / The Daily Princetonian

The couches in Chancellor Green are a sought after luxury for library go-ers.
Aarushi Adlakha / The Daily Princetonian

To take a break between classes, people go to the original Coffee Club location to get a drink and sit for a while.
Jean Shin / The Daily Princetonian

Where do engineers relax? The couches in the Engineering Library of course!
Aarushi Adlakha / The Daily Princetonian

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A courtyard on a sunny day with people milling, trees, and buildings in the background.
Firestone Courtyard.
Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian

At the landing of the second floor in Firestone are couches that, although typically unoccupied, occasionally have nappers in them.
Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center offers a colorful space on campus for students to hang out in.
Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian

Murray Dodge Cafe provides a space for students to come have cookies at any time of the day.
Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian

For students in the south of campus, rather than make the trek up to the original Coffee Club, they now have their own in Addy Hall.
Aarushi Adlakha / The Daily Princetonian

When the spring comes, the Adirondacks and spikeball setups come out to lay and play.
Aarushi Adlakha / The Daily Princetonian

Although ignored by the students who walk past to go to class, the hammock at Terrace Club is a popular spot for spring relaxing.
Aarushi Adlakha / The Daily Princetonian

Students play volleyball in the Blair Courtyard to unwind after classes.
Louisa Gheorghita / The Daily Princetonian