Student groups are essential parts of the Jacobs Institute community. We provide meeting, teaching, and event space in Jacobs Hall for student clubs and DeCals focused on design and technological innovation. 10C (the Design Lounge), 210, 220, and 310 Jacobs are all reservable for student activities; you can read about 210, 220, and 310 Jacobs here and about the Design Lounge here.
Use of Jacobs Hall facilities may be revoked if a group is found to be violating building access and safety policies, including:
Request fall 2018 regular club meeting space via this form; apply by Sunday, May 13th for priority consideration. Club meetings should fall within Jacobs Hall’s extended access hours. All club members will need cardkey access to Jacobs Hall for after-hours and weekend meetings.
To reserve space for one-time events involving non-club members, see the Student Events section below. If you would like to add your group to the list of design-related student organizations on our website, please email email@example.com.
In recognition of the important role that student clubs have in the Jacobs community, we are introducing a pilot Club Maker Pass program. Student groups can apply to purchase Maker Passes for their members at a reduced annual rate ($400 for five, $800 for ten, or $1,200 for fifteen fall+spring Maker Passes). The annual fee is due at the start of the fall semester, is nonrefundable, and must be paid via official club funds.
Club officers are responsible for allocating these Maker Passes, and for submitting a list of designated members so that their access can be activated. Club Maker Passes cannot be transferred between different individuals during a semester; clubs can, however, update their lists at the start of the spring semester.
Each participating club will offer one design workshop per semester to benefit the student community. The workshops must be accessible to all Berkeley students (free and open to non-club members), serve at least 20 students who are not part of the club, and teach skills-building design content.
Club officers can apply for fall 2018/spring 2019 Club Maker Passes now. Applications will be assessed based on how much the club would benefit from this program, as well as how much their proposed workshops would benefit the student community. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until capacity is reached.
We host DeCals from all disciplines, so long as they align with the Jacobs Institute’s mission and would benefit from Jacobs Hall’s teaching facilities. As with all Jacobs Hall courses, we encourage DeCal students to participate in the community activities that take in Jacobs Hall (e.g., the Jacobs Design Showcase).
The form for requesting teaching space in Jacobs Hall for spring 2019 DeCals will be posted during the middle of the fall semester.
The Jacobs Institute sponsors DeCals that explore topics in design and technological innovation. To apply, submit all of the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org. To find the files for documents 1-4 and instructions for filling them out, visit the Academic Senate’s Student-Facilitated Course Information webpage. Proposals to teach DES INV 98 and 198 DeCals in fall 2018 should be submitted by October 14th.
The Jacobs Institute supports student events related to design and technology innovation by providing Jacobs Hall event space. Jacobs does not charge room rental fee for student design events, but organizers of large, after-hours events may need to pay for janitorial services from Bear Brigade and/or hire a Security Patrol Officer from UCPD.
If your student group is interested in hosting an event at Jacobs Hall, please fill out the student event space request form; a Jacobs Institute staff person will follow up with you. Apply at least four weeks before your proposed event to ensure adequate turnaround time.
Please note that the building use policies outlined on the Jacobs Hall Space Rental page apply to all events, including student-run events.
Closet storage space is available for use by clubs and DeCals, but bear in mind that it is a shared space, so not recommended for large, delicate, or valuable materials. All materials must be cleared out of the closets at the end of the semester.