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.
To host club meetings, a DeCal class, or an event in 210, 220, or 310 Jacobs Hall, first check the building schedule to see if there is space available on the dates and times that you want and learn more about each studio (capacity, equipment, etcetera).
Use of Jacobs Hall facilities may be revoked if a group is found to be violating building access and safety policies, including:
Request regular club meeting space with the Request for Club Access Form. 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.
Club access privileges do not include Maker Pass access; please ask your members to get their own individual Maker Passes if they would like access to Jacobs Hall equipment and tools. To reserve space for one-time events involving non-club members, see the Student Events section below.
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).
Student facilitators of spring 2017 DeCals can apply for teaching space using this application form; apply by December 8th, 2016 for priority consideration.
The Jacobs Institute sponsors DeCals that explore topics in design and technological innovation. Proposals to teach DES INV 98 and 198 courses in spring 2017 are due no later than noon on October 28th, 2016 to Amy Dinh, student services advisor. Submit all of the following documents for your proposed DeCal by the deadline:
Prospective student facilitators, please also review the following resources:
First, please check the Jacobs Hall schedule for availability of the room/date/time that you are interested in. Then, fill out the Student Event Reservation 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.
Though the Jacobs Institute can often co-sponsor student events related to design and technological innovation by waiving space rental fees, the policies outlined on the Space Rental page apply to all events, including student events. Note that events that take place outside of the Jacobs general operating hours are required to hire a UCPD security patrol officer.
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.