To our college freshmen: Welcome to Broward College! We are thrilled you have chosen to begin your college career with us, and we want to make sure you have the best time while you’re here.

As you settle into your college life and get to know your way around, we are here to offer you some tips on places you should know on our A. Hugh Adams Central Campus located in Davie. With over 20 buildings covering an area of 146 acres shared with Florida Atlantic University, we have some cool spots to study or hang out.

Quiet Places

Central Campus LibraryAn obvious starting point is the library. The modern four-story building recently underwent renovations on its first floor adding a computer lab and a hangout area. Study group rooms are also available on all floors to students at no cost. Simply show your student ID at the front desk. Also, inside the library, you will find the Academic Success Center (ASC) on the second floor, a large space with computers and study tables.

On the southwest side of campus, right across from the parking garage, is building 6, also known as the Fine Arts building. It’s a beautiful, modern two-story building that has a high ceiling lobby. The second floor has a balcony that overlooks the lobby and is furnished with tables and chairs where students can study. If you prefer the advantage of the beautiful scenery and fantastic all-year-round Florida weather, then you would probably love to sit at the tables in the open space in front of building 5.

Hang Out with Friends

Even if you’ve been a Seahawk for just a couple of weeks, you probably already know everyone’s favorite hangout spot on campus: the patio of building 19, where Student Life and Student Services are located. Most Student Life activities take place under the roof-covered space and sometimes you’ll see some of your peers going at it over the ping pong table.

Fine Arts buildingInside building 19, the cafeteria is another favorite spot among your peers. The spacious, contemporary eating area is often a meeting point for friends, and some students even reunite to play videogames.

Another popular location is the Dunkin Donuts inside the library to the far right of the first floor. Outside the library, you have two hangout spots next to each other. The first is right in front of the entrance, where there are some tables and seating area in front of building 15. The other one is a covered patio in building 8, on the left side of the library.

Focused on Healthy Living?

You can get your workout in while you’re on campus. Building 11 has a fitness center, and students use the facility for free. You only need to bring your student ID and a towel, and you’re all set. If you’d prefer outdoor exercise, you can sign up for one of the intramural sports teams. On Central Campus, you can join the soccer or volleyball team through the Student Life department.

Broward College serves more than 63,000 students annually and currently has 11 locations across Broward county. Don’t miss out on having a full college experience. Broward College offers many academic, health, and economic resources to guarantee students’ success.