Update: Student Tech Center Service Availability
In efforts to protect the health and safety of students and staff, the Student Tech Center is limiting hours, capacity and equipment availability.
The Student Technology Center reopened Monday, August 3, following an extended closure in response to COVID-19. In efforts to protect the health and safety of students and staff, the Student Tech Center is limiting hours, capacity and equipment availability.
The Student Tech Center is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The earlier closing time allows staff to disinfect the facility before the Arkansas Union closes at 10 p.m.
Laptops, DSLRs and other checkout equipment will continue to be available for use outside of the facility.
Limitations for equipment and services include:
- Consoles, VR headsets and other gaming equipment used inside the facility are not available.
- Recording studios and other areas can be reserved with limited capacity.
- Print jobs will be sent to the Tech Spot lab in the Arkansas Union.
- The mezzanine will remain closed.
The Student Tech Center will follow social distancing measures, as well as an increased cleaning schedule:
- Workstations will be sanitized after every use with Lysol and alcohol wipes, and the keyboard will be turned upside down to indicate the station is sanitized and ready for use.
- Staff will clean seating areas and other high use areas such as staplers, door handles, etc. at least every 30 minutes.
- Checkout equipment and carrying bags will be disinfected before being checked out again.
About the Student Technology Center: The Student Technology Center offers high-end PCs with multimedia software, quiet rooms for audio recording and editing, and more. Equipment checkouts include 24-hour laptops, DLSR cameras, tripods and headphones. The Student Technology Center is located on the third floor of the Arkansas Union near the food court.
Rachel Gerner, content strategist
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