Evening studio hours will start the week classes begin. Check specific facilities for opening dates. A high degree of cooperation is essential from students who use the facilities in the evening. Students must be responsible for clean-up before they leave, and all furniture must be returned to the regular set-up. If complaints from faculty or students occur regarding the condition of the studios in the morning, then studio hours will be reduced.
No smoking, eating, or drinking is allowed in the studios or computer labs. Food and drinks are only permitted in classrooms and lecture halls with approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs for special meetings and functions. When Continuing Studies & Special Programs courses are in session, some facilities will not be available.
The following facilities will only be opened when a facility monitor is on duty: Various computer labs (primarily Computer Animation and Game Art), Cooley Photography Center, Letterpress, Daniel E. Offutt III Woodshop, BVAC 301 Printmaking, and Sculpture Studio. If a monitor is not present, Public Safety Officers will ask students to leave. Studios are closed to students during School holidays, breaks and summer vacation, unless appropriate written approval from the Department Head / Program Director and VPAA is on file with the Office of Public Safety. Such requests are given to the Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee by the faculty member two business days in advance.
After midnight, two or more students must be in a room for it to remain open. If a facility is found with less than two students occupying it, a Public Safety Officer will ask the student to leave and will lock the room. Public Safety Officers are not authorized to make exceptions to the approved building hours unless notified by the Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee.
Students who are uncooperative with the Public Safety Officers, or who use the facility after the approved evening hours, are in jeopardy of losing their evening access privileges. All main facilities are closed during the summer break. (Limited facilities availability for School of Continuing Studies programs.)
Building Hour Changes
Changes in building hours must be requested from the Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee at least two business days in advance. Requests must be made in writing by the Department Head or Program Director. If approved, the Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee will notify the Director of Public Safety.