Reserving Room 101 Thomas Building

100 Thomas Building is a unique classroom. This 726-seat auditorium contains sophisticated multimedia and computer technology to support instruction of large classes. The Office of the University Registrar heavily books it for resident instruction courses; however, University and student organizations may schedule the auditorium for instructional support and non-instructional events.Student organizations should contact the Student Activities Office in 125D HUB to reserve 100 Thomas for events. Colleges and departments wanting to schedule the room for instructional support activities should use the Event Room Request Form.Be sure to schedule a one-on-one Orientation Session to learn about it unique capabilities. Have a better knowledge and experience with the technology will improve your experience.

Requirements

Because it is such a unique and sophisticated facility, special requirements for use of 100 Thomas are necessary:

Orientation & Training

As more diverse and sophisticated technologies are provided in 100 Thomas, all users of 100 Thomas are required to attend an Orientation Session.

Presence of a Technician

To avoid and troubleshoot any problems that might occur with the systems in 100 Thomas, use of the auditorium may require the presence of a technician. A technician is available during normal working hours for credit-bearing instruction. Events occurring in the auditorium other than credit instruction may require the assignment of a technician, which will be billed to the sponsoring department or organization. Please contact 814-865-5400 to determine if your event will need a technician.

Auditorium Preparation & Follow-Up

Some uses of 100 Thomas require special preparation and follow-up. For instance, located at the front of the auditorium are a podium and a lab demonstration table. Some classes or events in the auditorium might require movement of the demo table. Users of the auditorium may never move these room assets!

The lab demonstration table is moved only by the Office of the Physical Plant. Auditorium users must arrange movement of the lab demonstration table by completing an Area Services Work Request Form (http://www.opp.psu.edu/). Availability of the auditorium for a window of time before and after its use is required for the lab demonstration table movement. Because movement of the lab demonstration table requires involvement of skilled trade workers, Auditorium users are advised to make their requests well in advance of anticipated use of the auditorium.

Cost

Depending on the auditorium configuration required by the user, additional auditorium preparation and follow-up might be necessary.

No cost is associated with use of 100 Thomas for credit-bearing instruction.

Events Other Than Instruction:

Costs are possible for technicians, equipment, and supplies. Please contact MediaTech for further information.

Costs related to special room set-ups are available from the Office of the Physical Plant.

Damages: The person requesting use of 100 Thomas will receive billing for the assessment and repair of any damage attributed to auditorium use. Costs could also accrue for use of an alternative venue while damages are repaired. Repairs are specified, designed, and priced entirely by the organization conducting the repairs.

Some activities may require the presence of a University Police officer.

Questions

Please address questions to:
 
Dave Test
Manager, Technology Classrooms
214F Computer Building, University Park, PA 16802
814.441.9384, dmt155@psu.edu