The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.
Flexibility is required during the add/drop period to assign different classrooms for classes that need to be moved for any number of reasons. During this period the Office of the Registrar will only process classroom requests for activities that have an academic focus. All other classroom requests should be directed to the Campus Center and Event Services Office (CC&ES).
With a few exceptions noted below, CC&ES does not reserve any classrooms during add/drop in order to allow the Office of the Registrar to manage classroom spaces during this critical time.
CC&ES does reserve classrooms during traditional non-class times. Those times are Tuesdays and Thursdays during the noon hour (12:10 – 1:00 p.m.), Fridays after 4:00 p.m., and on the weekends. CC&ES can also reserve Textor lecture halls in the evenings (generally after 6:00 p.m.). Requests for classrooms that meet these requirements should be sent to CC&ES to be processed.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience with the campus classroom reservation process at the start of each semester. Once the add/drop period has ended, classrooms can be reserved for any reason by contacting CC&ES at: https://www.ithaca.edu/eventservices/servicesroom/roomreservations/
Brian D. Scholten, Registrar
David Prunty, Director, Campus Life Services