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PADOVANO COMMONS GUIDELINES

Academic Year Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday

  • 8 am – 4 pm: Open for faculty/staff use; Managed/staffed by Events and Conferences (E&C)
  • 4 pm – 5 pm: Closed for daily maintenance
  • 5 pm – 1 am: Open for student use; Managed/staffed by Center for Student Involvement (CSI)

Saturday

  • Available in entirety by request through Ad Astra (faculty/staff) or CSI (student orgs)
  • Noon – Midnight: Open for student use; Managed/staffed by CSI, unless reserved

Sunday

  • Available in entirety by request through Ad Astra (faculty/staff) or CSI (student orgs)
  • 6pm – Midnight: Open for student use; Managed/staffed by CSI, unless reserved

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

Guidelines for Use:

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

  1. 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.
  2. Faculty/Staff should have an ID available upon entry; student attendant will record the designation (F/S) for tracking purposes.
  3. Students are permitted access during the day as a guest of a faculty/staff member.
  4. The Commons will not typically be reserved in its entirety for daytime events. Special approval will be required and notice will be given in Daily Digest.
  5. Space will be reserved for appropriate use / programs on an available basis.
  6. 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.
  7. Address any housekeeping need or questions to the student attendant on staff, or to E&C or CSI. Emergencies should immediately be reported to Public Safety (x6666) or call 911.

Reserving Padovano Commons:

  1. Requests by faculty or staff can be submitted in Ad Astra (to be replaced by CollegeNet summer 2019) through the Padovano Commons Request Form; one day advance required.
  2. Reservations for the lounge or seating areas are available for groups between 6 to 20
    (**only one section may be reserved at any given time)
  3. One-two 6′ tables can be set-up in reserved section if refreshments will be served.

https://www.ramapo.edu/conferences/space-requests/