For Student Groups

August 2, 2016 | 1:09 pm

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.

Access Policy

Use of Jacobs Hall facilities may be revoked if a group is found to be violating building access and safety policies, including:

  • Student groups are responsible for leaving the space used in good condition. This includes furniture being reset, no spills or damage, waste being properly recycled/composted/disposed of, etcetera.
  • Extended hours building access is restricted to Maker Pass holders and members of approved student clubs; if your class/event ends after hours, ensure that participants exit the building unless they are in one of these groups.


Student Clubs

Request spring 2018 regular club meeting space via this form; apply by November 12th 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.

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.

If you would like to add your group to the list of design-related student organizations on our website, please email


DeCals – Teaching Space

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 2018 DeCals can apply for teaching space using this application form; apply by November 12th for priority consideration.

DeCals – Department Sponsorship

The Jacobs Institute sponsors DeCals that explore topics in design and technological innovation. Proposals to teach DES INV 98 and 198 courses in spring 2018 should be submitted by November 3rd; if you anticipate having a late submission, please contact Amy Dinh, student services advisor, as soon as possible. Submit all of the following documents for your proposed DeCal to To find the files for documents 1-4 and instructions for filling them out, visit the Academic Senate’s Student-Facilitated Course Information webpage.

  1.  Course Proposal Form
    • For course number, choose either 98 (lower division course) or 198 (upper division course), not both.
    • For the answer to question 7, write Amy Dinh.
    • The completed form should have the signature of the Lead Student Facilitator and Faculty Instructor of Record at the bottom.
  2. Detailed Syllabus
  3. Unit Value/Workload Worksheet
  4. Faculty Sponsor Letter of Support
  5. Decal Scheduling Information
  6. Facilitator Hiring Data Form (required for each facilitator)


Student Events

The Jacobs Institute supports student events related to design and technological innovation by providing Jacobs Hall event space. Although Jacobs does not charge student events a room rental fee, organizers of large, after-hours events may need to pay for janitorial services from Bear Brigade and hire a Security Patrol Officer from UCPD.

If your student group is interested in hosting an event at Jacobs Hall: first, check for availability of the room/date/time that you are interested in; the schedules for 210, 220, and 310 Jacobs can be found here and the schedule for 10C Jacobs, AKA the Design Lounge, can be found here. Then, 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.