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Padovano Commons



Academic Year Hours of Operation: (as of 2/1/21)


  • 8 am – 4 pm: Open for faculty/staff/student* use; Managed by Events and Conferences (E&C)
  • 4 pm – 5 pm: Closed for daily maintenance
  • 5 pm – 12 am: Open for student use; Managed/staffed by Center for Student Involvement (CSI)


  • Closed (unless requested for specific event).


  • Closed (unless requested for specific event).

Exam Periods

  • Extended hours will be available to students/faculty for quiet space
  • Advance notice to be given in Daily Digest

General Capacity:

  • Seating for 50
  • 105 with seating and standing (Two 6’ tables reduces capacity by 4)
  • Lounge area has seating for 20 and six cube tables
  • Dining area has seating for 20 at ten tables of two
  • Additional seating, couch clusters for seating of five with coffee tables is available
  • Glass Room has two 6′ tables for faculty/staff meetings seating 8 people.

Guidelines for Use:

Users of the space are asked to observe the following guidelines:

  1. See above for building hours for faculty/staff and building hours for students.
  2. Configuration of the space during the day is offered “As Is.” Any furniture moved by users must be returned to its original location. Care must be taken to not damage the floor, tables, or chairs.
  3. Faculty/Staff should have an ID available upon entry.
  4. *Students are permitted access before 4 p.m. weekdays as a guest of a faculty/staff member only (otherwise after 5 p.m. weekdays). – Beginning 2/1/22, students are permitted in the building during the day without a faculty member.
  5. Individuals may bring in food and drinks or utilize the vending machines. They are expected to clear tables after personal use and carefully return any moved furniture to its original location.
  6. Please address any housekeeping need or questions to E&C or CSI. Emergencies should immediately be reported to Public Safety (x6666) or call 911.

Reserving Padovano Commons:

  1. Groups may gather or meet in Padovano Commons dining room/lounge area without official reservations.
  2. Faculty/Staff may request use of the Glass Room for up to 8 people at a conference table M-F from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Requests can be made through 25Live.
  3. Students may request use of the Commons M-R from 5 p.m. – 12 Midnight and Fridays from 5 – 8 p.m. by contacting the Center for Student Involvement at
  4. The Commons will not typically be reserved in its entirety for daytime events. Special approval will be required and notice will be posted. For special events, four 6′ tables can be set-up in the Glass Room.