Xavier Hot Spots

By: Hollis Conners


Conaton Learning Commons (CLC)       CLCFor those who can’t focus in their dorm rooms, the CLC is equipped with spaces for study: wide areas for group projects, private study rooms and the near-silent library. It also has printers, a scanner and various office supplies for students.

Coffee Emporium

DSC_0059With two locations on campus, students can easily grab a cup of coffee for an upcoming all-nighter or in the morning before class. It is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday in Gallagher Student Center.. It is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Smith location.

Cintas Center

CintasSports fans will love Cintas Center, the home court of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as the women’s volleyball team. It also hosts a variety of other events including the biannual career fair, conferences and, this year, an exhibition game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers.

Sand Volleyball and Basketball Courts

SandStudents can come here in their free time for a game of volleyball or basketball. Students must use their ALL Cards to swipe into the basketball courts. Intramural teams often compete on the sand volleyball courts.


CurritoHere, students can use the Dining Dollars that come with their meal plans to buy burritos and smoothies.

Gallagher Student Center (GSC)

ClocktowerGSC  puts a number of places to get food in one convenient location. Ryan’s Pub, Subway and Blue Gibbon are all nestled on the ground floor. There is also the “Ignation Station,” which serves students’ convenient store needs such as soap, toothpaste and microwavable food. GSC is open 24/7 for students to hang out and do homework.

Bellarmine Chapel

BellarmineStudent masses are offered Sundays at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Other mass times include 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m., 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday

The Xavier Yard

DSC_0051Located between Gallagher Student Center (GSC) and Husman Hall, this section of campus is the ideal place for frisbee throwing, laying out in the sun and scrolling through Facebook while pretending to study. Various clubs host a number of events throughout the year.