By Emily Trent
A list of Zoom rooms on campus was recently published by the Office of Academic Affairs. These rooms are for any student who may need a quiet and accessible space to attend virtual classes while on campus.
There is a total of ten Zoom rooms throughout each building on campus. Students may also reserve a single use room in the library.
Each room is equipped with the proper equipment needed to attend any virtual meeting. Students with and without laptops are welcome to utilize these meetings spaces as needed. There are also rooms available for students with laptops who are seeking just a quiet place to study.
The rooms accommodate four, six and eight students, as well as, a single student use room only. Social distancing measures are put in place in every room to ensure students stay safe.
It is recommended that students contact the helpdesk for IT assistance when using any technology for the first time. The phone number can be found above each phone in the classrooms.
Students who are still on campus this semester share their experience with using the library.
“I had to wear a mask of course and there was every other computer closed to practice social distancing. There was no tutoring on the fourth floor. [There are] A lot less people. They had staplers on the front desk instead of out for free use, so they can wipe them down.” Nicole Garzioli said.
Becca Stevens also says she only had to wear a mask and sanitize her hand, but her experience with using the library overall was positive.
The Schurz Library is operating at normal fall hours. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
They have also extended their curbside delivery Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Any books or media can be returned at the outdoor book drop.
Hand sanitizer is accessible for students who enter the library and on all open floors.
As recommended by IU South Bend, only coming to campus when needed is a good way to keep oneself and others safe and while on campus follow all social distancing guidelines.