Pierpont offers several areas for studying if you want a change of pace from the "Dude." The Piano Lounge on the first floor features comfortable chairs and couches to stretch out in. Occasionally you can study to the tunes from the piano that someone is playing.
The Commons Corner area features couches and chairs along with a television, computer stations and a pool table. With U-go's next door you can grab a snack before your group study session.
For a quiet space to spread out in check out the Commons Cafe on the second floor after lunchtime.