To help in remote courses and course activities, the Instructional Continuity Team at UW has put together a directory of on-campus spaces for virtual learning. These rooms provide students with dedicated spaces and reliable, high-speed internet to participate in remote courses and complete course activities such as taking remote quizzes or exams, or collaborating remotely with classmates. Rooms are distributed across campus, including libraries, and comprise a mix of drop-in rooms, reservable rooms and special-request rooms (there are a variety of special-request room options, which are prioritized based on specific student needs, as you’ll see outlined in the directory – we ask students to submit a form for consideration in advance).
All spaces are set up in a physically distanced format and require students to follow current health and safety protocols (such as physically distancing – staying six feet apart – and wearing face coverings).
These spaces opened at the beginning of the semester, but were subsequently closed when in-person instruction was paused for two weeks. As we shift back to some in-person instruction and resume other in-person campus operations that were also paused, these spaces have begun a phased reopening.
Find more information about the available spaces:
- Drop-in virtual learning (no reservation required)
- Onsite check-in or reservable rooms for virtual learning
- Special-request rooms for priority virtual learning needs
Other campus spaces, including libraries, Memorial Union, and Union South, are also available for general studying purposes, printing and computer lab access, and passing time between classes.