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Authorized Use of the Faculty Commons

Who is authorized to use the space?

The Faculty Commons was designed specifically for UMass Amherst faculty and will act as a portal that faculty enter to discover the rich set of teaching support offered by the UMass Amherst campus. This space is limited to UMass Amherst faculty and librarian use only; if a visiting scholar or faculty member from another institution needs to access the space, they must be accompanied by a UMass Amherst faculty member, or, guest access may be obtained for the duration of their visit. Please email Katherine Freedman  for questions related to guest access requests.

Access to the Faculty Commons is permitted during the space’s hours of operation only. When entering the Faculty Commons, faculty will need to sign in at the staffed reception desk and may also be required to produce their UCard for verification of their identity.

If a faculty member does not have a UCard available when entering the space, they will be required to produce photo identification which will be cross-checked by the reception desk staff to verify that they are UMass faculty.

Reserving the Faculty Commons for Special Events and Workshops

PLEASE NOTE: Reserving the Faculty Commons (room 2604) is separate from the reserving the conference space 26th floor (room 2601).

UMass Faculty and staff who wish to use room 2601 must fill out and submit the Reservation Form. Please submit your request at least 2 weeks prior to the suggested date of event, to allow for appropriate scheduling and resource allocation. Questions about reserving room 2601 should be directed to Theresa Warner .          

For usage policies for room 2601, please refer to the Libraries Event Policy.

UMass Amherst faculty, the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development, or the UMass Amherst Libraries may reserve the Faculty Commons (room 2604) for:

  • Faculty-led discussion of academic topics with peers
  • Academic workshops led by faculty, or with designation of specific faculty office staff leader
  • Special events approved on a case-by-case basis

To reserve room 2604, fill out and submit the Reservation Form. Please submit your request at least 2 weeks prior to suggested date of event, to allow for appropriate scheduling and resource allocation.