Where to Eat, Gather & Study

Life on-campus when you're not in class

Discover where to eat & get your caffeine fix, and where to study or hang out with your peers! Also, learn how to sign-up for a locker if you need one.

Gather & Study

Graf Center

The Graf Center is the main space to hang out on campus, where many student events are hosted. It features:

  • Brewfus (Coffee Bar)
  • Entrance to the Reid Wellness Zone (Fitness Center)
  • Pool Table
  • Ping Pong
  • Computer Bank
  • Printing Station
  • Charging Station (courtesy of the SGA)
  • Projector & Screen
  • Views of the Springwood Hall patio & Quad
  • Tables & Chairs

The Graf Center is in Springwood Hall on the first floor.

First Bank Richmond Tech Zone & IQ Wall

Located in the Whitewater Hall Lobby, this nook is perfect for tech centric gatherings, group projects, and/or study sessions. Student organizations often host video game events here! The Tech Zone features:

  • The IQ Wall, a 13' x 9' screen with computer that you can log into anytime with your IU credentials!
  • Ample power sources
  • Tables & workspaces
  • Comfortable seating

Information Commons

The Information Commons in Hayes Hall, Room 115, features: 

  • a collaborative workstation (use the available computer or plug your device into a large monitor, plug in your own devices, and gather up to 5 people comfortably around the table),
  • 22 Windows workstations,
  • adjoining walk-up IT help desk and CrimsonCard office,
  • and a color printer, scanner and copier.

There are additional technology labs in other buildings on campus.


Not just a quiet place to study... in addition to on-site books and resources, the library provides an online portal to thousands of research articles, e-books, and streaming media, with personalized assistance available from professional librarians. 

  • Access to over 200,000 ebooks and 170,000 streaming videos
  • 24/7 research assistance: iueref@iue.edu
  • 24 Windows workstations
  • Color printer, scanner and copier

Outdoor spaces

Soak up the beauty of campus outdoors in the:

  • Quad at the center of campus
  • Springwood Patio (outside the Graf Center)
  • Hayes Patio (lower level behind the building)
  • Whitewater Patio (outside the main lobby)
  • Tom Raper Patio (between the building and the path through the woods)
  • Student Event Center Patio

Even more spaces

Once you get familiar with campus, you'll find spots to sit, study or gather just about everywhere.