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Graduate Commons Group Study Room Reservation

The UMass Graduate Commons located on the fifth floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library has 2 Group Study Rooms available for reservation of groups of 3 or more. In order to assure that a room is available for your group, please reserve a room. Rooms can be used without a reservation, however, you may be asked to move for a group with reservations.

Reserve a Group Study Room

About reservations

Rooms may only be reserved by groups of three or more UMass graduate students. Reservations are limited to a maximum of 2 hours per day; 2 times per week (4 hours weekly); 1 hour is the minimum reservation.

Who can reserve a group study room?

Graduate students of 3 or more who are doing academic work may reserve the Group Study Rooms.

How many people can fit in a group study room?

The rooms accommodate up to six graduate students.

Can one person use a group study room?

An individual may use an unreserved Group Study Room, but rooms cannot be reserved for individual use. Individuals using a room may be asked to leave by a group needing space.

How far in advance can I make a reservation?

Reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance.

What if a group is late for their reservation?

Reservations may be canceled if the study group has not arrived by 15 minutes after the start of the reservation.

How do I reserve a room?

Click on a green block to make a reservation.

  • Green - Available to reserve
  • Blue - Libraries are closed or available without reservation
  • Red - Reserved
  • Yellow - waiting for confirmation

I don't need the reservation I made. What should I do?

The Graduate Commons Group Study Rooms are in great demand. If you no longer need a reservation, please cancel using the room scheduling site.

I reserved a group study room but someone else is in there. What should I do?

If someone is occupying a room that you have a confirmed reservation for, politely inform them that you have a reservation. If there is a problem, please contact Research Services at the Circulation Desk in the Lower Level (Monday – Friday 10am-5pm). Outside those hours, please contact the Learning Commons Technical and Support Desk for assistance.

For questions please email

Group Study Rooms