Design Shop Access

Hours: Hours are being reduced from 76 per week to 52 per week.    

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (closed 12:00 – 12:30 PM for lunch) 

  • These hours may change depending on number of student employees available, student employee class schedule, and state of the pandemic.  These hours are for all shop spaces.
  • No Entry without a reservation and appropriate tag.  Available equipment and workbenches will have an assigned tag located on a board at the shop entry.  (10 workspaces available, limited equipment)
  • No Food Allowed in Shop areas.   Students must be working on class projects. 
  • Machines can be reserved in 15 minute sessions with a maximum of 30 minutes (per machine).   
  • Workbenches can be reserved for up to 1-hour session. 
  • Reservation for Equipment and Workbenches 

Entry Procedure:

  1. Have reservations for chosen equipment and/or workbench.   
  2. Before entry everyone must wash/sanitize hands.  Doors will be propped open, only students with shop access can enter. No group projects, only one person per reservation/tag.
  3. Masks are required while in the building.
  4. Remove tag(s) from board for reserved equipment.  
  5. Hang tag on equipment while in use, reverse tag when done to signal staff to clean and disinfect equipment.
  6. Leave area – tools and safety glasses used while visiting shop should be placed in “used” bins located near exit.  Staff will collect and sanitize. 

Laser Cutters:

  • Students should practice safe social distancing.
  • Staff will clean high touch areas every 4 hours (8 AM – 5 PM). It is encouraged that students sanitize keyboards and handles prior to use with provided spray and towels. 
  • Remove used materials and debris from machine and the area.

3D Printing:

  • Students can email files to -  (time and cost will be given prior to printing)
  • Student can also use the 3D print “tag” from the board (1 person only, no reservation needed) and enter the shop to transfer files, pickup and pay.  Students should practice safe social distancing.
  • Do Not expect same day service. Plan ahead.  Print services will be busy at times.

Shop Sales:

  • Students can use the sale “tag” from the board and enter the shop to purchase acrylic, foam, dowels, etc.  Only 1 person may enter, and student should practice safe social distancing.

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