Located in Room 236E of Old Main, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Equipment Checkout Room is open five days a week to allow students to check out different types of camera and video equipment. The facility has everything from DSLR cameras to camcorders and hand-held recorders. Light kits, microphones, and tripods, are also available for checkout. Students must be on the valid roster of a SJMC class and bring their student IDs to borrow equipment.
Equipment Checkout Room hours are listed below. Students should check the schedule to make sure the office is open before each visit.
Professors are allowed make a special request if a large amount of equipment is needed on a certain day or if equipment is needed after office hours. To do so, an email must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with at least 24 hours notice.
Monday - Friday
11am - 4pm
Contact Phone Number
Standard checkout is two days. If the student wants to renew his or her checkout, it can only be done in person.
Each recheck must be done in person with the equipment in hand for inspection. You can also receive a fully charged battery at this time. One recheck allows for a total of four days, which is enough time to complete a project.
If a student is late returning equipment to the Equipment Checkout Room, the student loses all checkout privileges. In addition, a return that is two days late may result in up to a letter deduction on the student's course grade. If equipment is kept five days past the due date, it is considered stolen, and University Police will be notified.
Students are allowed multiple checkouts throughout the semester for assignment or project use. Compliance with returning equipment on time will ultimately determine how many checkouts each student is allowed.
Reservations can only be made by professors for a specific class. Checking out equipment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students who are commuters or have other responsibilities limiting their ability to stop by must send an email to email@example.com.