I kind of like the first floor of the engineering building. Most of the time (generally anytime other than the top or bottom of the hour) there is a nice group of people around studying and talking, providing a decent level of white noise. It can be relaxing, whether you’re trying to study or just waste time. If you listen closely you can hear all sorts of interesting side conversations, and maybe occasionally something you don’t want to hear. But that’s OK.
I have to go to class soon, but it’s not that bad; the walkways around campus are cleared so snow isn’t an issue. And, it’s not too cold out either.