Using Park School Facilities

The Park School has more than $4 million of assets in specialized labs, studios, and portable equipment.  Access to our labs and to checking out equipment requires a Park Card, and you are authorized to use specific equipment based on the classes in which you are enrolled.

Please refer to the Park Portable Equipment (PPECS) Handbook document (link below) for important policies and procedures.  Forms to reserve equipment and schedule the downtown studio are at the bottom of this page.

Looking for a crew or looking to volunteer on a crew?  Check out the Park Gigs bulletin board opposite the Park Portable Equipment PPECS and post your call for crew here

Reserving space and equipment

Park Portable Equipment Center and Services (PPECS) is located on the ground floor of Park Hall adjacent to the entrance.

PPCS is open seven days a week when classes are in session.  Please refer to the signage for current hours.

Launch the Patron Portal reservation site window.

You can also come to the reservation desk at PPECS

The Reception Room (Park 223) is scheduled separately by the Dean's Office. Contact April Johanns (Park 335)  ajohanns@ithaca.edu

Park Auditorium is scheduled separately by the Portable Equipment and Facilities Manager, Ryan Berryann. (607-274-1631  rberryann@ithaca.edu

All users of Park School portable equipment & facilities must comply with policies, staff (including student employee) requests, & rules set by the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Failure to comply may result in judicial proceedings. Changes in policies &/or procedures may or may not be physically posted. Ignorance of policies or rules will not exempt their application or enforcement.

Reserving Equipment

  • You need a valid Park Card (& Ithaca College ID) to use or reserve most facilities or portable equipment. These cards are non-transferable.
  • Reservations for portable equipment not picked up within 90 minutes of the reserved time will be canceled.
  • The user under whose name the equipment is out assumes financial responsibility for the replacement cost of all lost equipment on his or her order.
  • Deliberate misrepresentation in order to gain access to facilities &/or equipment will result in indefinite suspension of privileges and judicial referral for both the card holder & the fraudulent user.  A violator transferring his or her Park Card (&/or its associated equipment or services) & or a user benefiting from such a transfer will accrue the following penalties: your privileges and your Park Card will be suspended for at least 4 full business days following the incident; all future reservations will be canceled, and judicial proceedings may follow.
  • All reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to pickup.
  • Some requests may require an authorized signature.
  • Additional accessory equipment and materials may not be listed because they may be picked up at PPECS without a prior reservation.

Returning Equipment

  • If equipment is overdue or a user does not arrive for a facility or equipment reservation, the user under whose name the reservation was made will accrue the following penalties: Privileges will be suspended for a minimum of 4 full business days accrued from the time the delinquency is discovered & resolved, all unresolved reservations will be cancelled, and your Park Card will be held until the suspension period has expired.
  • Equipment & facilities must be returned or checked in by the person under whom the equipment or facilities were reserved. Returns must be scheduled to be returned no later than 1 hour before PPECS closes. You must leave labs or facilities you reserved no later than 5 minutes before Master Control closes.

Liability Insurance

Liability Insurance

Students shooting photography, film or video somewhere besides the Ithaca College campus may be asked to show proof of liability insurance.  Unfolding news events are exempted (car accidents, visiting dignitaries, etc.) for news teams recording the event for upcoming news shows.

Each film/video shoot requires insurance every time the shoot is held off the College property.  The IC Risk management office requires a minimum of 10 days to process a request.
Additional permits may be required depending on the location of your shoot  for example. Cornell's campus or other private property.

Production Documents