I think all Gilmore Girls fans can agree that Rory Gilmore is the original studyblr! If I’m having a chill study session, I’ll play an old episode where she is extra motivated or there is a big focus on academics. The following are my go-tos!


I wrote short descriptions with each episode so SPOILER ALERT for everyone who hasn’t seen or is still watching Gilmore Girls! 

S01E02- “The Lorelai’s First Day at Chilton”

Rory starts at a new prestigious school. She has to deal with proving herself academically.

S01E04- “The Deer Hunters”

This episode deals with academic failure and studying hard to move past it. 

S02E02- “Hammers and Veils”

Rory has anxiety over not having enough extra-curricular activities for college applications. 

S02E04- “The Road Trip to Harvard”

Rory visits her dream school and gets a good look into college life. 

S02E18- “Back in the Saddle Again”

Rory has a challenging group project. 

S03E03- “Application Anxiety”

Rory receives her Harvard application and gets stressed over the competition. 

S03E08- “Let the Games Begin”

Rory visits Yale.

S03E16- “The Big One”

Rory has to give a speech and has to comfort a friend who doesn’t get into her dream school. Rory also receives her college letters. 

S03E17- “A Tale of Poes and Fire”

Rory picks her college. 

S03E22- “Those Are Strings, Pinocchio”

Rory graduates high school and deals with paying for college. 

S04E01- “Ballrooms & Biscotti”

Lorelai and Rory have to deal with the stress of preparing for college. 

S04E02- “The Lorelais’ First Day at Yale”

Rory starts college. 

S04E03- “The Hobbit, the Sofa, and Digger Stiles”

Rory begins her college shopping period. 

S04E06- “An Affair to Remember”

Rory has trouble finding a good place to study while she is behind on her class syllabus.

S04E08- “Die, Jerk”

Rory is told to toughen up her journalistic writing, so she writes a harsh review and faces the consequences. 

S04E10- “The Nanny and the Professor”

Rory participates in the orientation for her school newspaper

S04E14- “The Incredible Sinking Lorelais”

This episode once again deals with academic failure.

S05E10- “But Not As Cute As Pushkin”

Rory gives a tour of Yale to a high school student. 

S05E20- “How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod?”

Rory starts an internship.

S06E13- “Friday Night’s Alright for Fighting”

The student news has to pull a hectic all-nighter to publish the paper.

S06E14- “You’ve Been Gilmored”

Rory becomes the editor of her paper.

S06E16- “Bridesmaids Revisited”

Rory speaks at a journalism panel. 

S07E21- “Unto the Breach”

Rory graduates college.


This man was at Rory’s birthday party, he came to the hospital with you, he’s the male lead in every story you tell, you go to the diner every single day. I’ve seen the way he looks at you, the way you look at him. I’m not a fool.