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Room Access & Reservations

Classrooms, Computer Labs, Conference Rooms

All open and commissioned classrooms and computer labs are freely accessibly to NU-Q students, faculty, and staff from 8am-6pm, Sunday to Thursday. Those rooms are marked with a green access stripe.

Other rooms on campus, such as conference rooms, are marked with red access stripes and will flash green if you are authorized to access the room.

Questions?

Email facilitiesrequests@qatar.northwestern.edu

Studios

Make a reservation

Who can reserve: NU-Q students, faculty, staff, and alumni

Reservations for studios can only be made online at webcheckout.qatar.northwestern.edu. Log in using your Northwestern NetID and password and select Production Locations.

A list of all non-NU-Q students (if any) who will be present at the time of the reservation must be included under the Notes section of the reservation. All visitors must sign in at the security desk and surrender a valid ID. Visitor badges must be clearly visible at all times when not in the studio.

Students need to report to the equipment cage to check out a key for access to the Studios. For weekend reservations students must check out a key on Thursday before 5:00 p.m. Failure to do this will result in cancellation of your reservation.

Use by non-NU-Q guests

All non-NU-Q students must sign in at the Security Desk when entering the building and surrender a valid ID, guests will be given a visitor badge that should be clearly displayed at all times.

Edit Suites & Whisper Rooms

Make a reservation

Who can reserve: NU-Q students, faculty, staff, and alumni

Reservations for edit suites and whisper rooms can only be made online at webcheckout.qatar.northwestern.edu. Log in using your Northwestern NetID and password and select Production Locations.

Students must first attend an edit suite and whisper room orientation training in order to have access to the editing suites and whisper rooms. Training is conducted in all 100 level production classes and can be scheduled on an individual or group basis by emailing production@qatar.northwestern.edu.

Students must follow the prescribed workflow outlined in the Production and Digital Media Workflow document at all times. Failure to adhere to this will result in loss of edit suite reservation privileges until another edit suite orientation training has taken place.

Preventative maintenance of editing suites and whisper rooms will take place over the semester and will result in editing suites and whisper rooms being taking offline for short periods of time.

On a yearly basis editing suite and whisper room technology changes may take place and Edit Suite and Whisper Room Orientation training will need to be renewed.

No files should be saved on the desktop.

Use by non-NU-Q guests

There is a limit of one (1) non-NU-Q guest per student for editing suites. Non-NU-Q students must sign in at the Security Desk when entering the building and surrender a valid ID, guests will be given a visitor badge that should be clearly displayed at all times.

Term breaks and summer

Edit Suite and Whisper Room access during term breaks and summer is limited to:

  • students and alumni who have completed an Edit Suite and Whisper Room Orientation training and are enrolled in summer production courses
  • students finishing incomplete’s from a previous semester
  • students with a Studio 20Q grant
  • students and alumni with fewer than two penalties from the previous semester
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