In order to provide students with expedient access to view study space availability and submit requests independently, all UI COM classroom study space reservations in Chicago are now automated using the Astra reservation system. All faculty, staff, and students must adhere to the UI COM Food and Drink Policy when using COM rooms.
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The following requests are exceptions to the automated process described below. These exceptions can be submitted several weeks in advance and must be reserved through the Office of Curricular Affairs listserv at [email protected] using the processes found at the links below.
Food and Drink Policy in the Learning Center [accordion]
The COM Learning Center is a technologically advanced educational hub designed to teach medical students in a modern environment. Faculty, students, and staff must all act as stewards of the COM Learning Center to preserve the furnishings and equipment for future generations.
Tables and electrical floor boxes in the classrooms are energized with power outlets and A/V connections. To protect the equipment and prevent any safety issues, spill-proof containers must be used when bringing beverages into all educational areas including the auditoria (106 CMW and 227 CMWT), the 2 large active learning rooms (429/527 CMWT), the 3rd floor private study rooms, and the 18 small group classrooms.
The allowance of food in Learning Center classrooms is a decision to be made by the Curricular Affairs office on a case by case basis. When food is permitted, the room must be cleaned with all garbage removed, and left in working condition by the students, faculty, or staff overseeing the event.
Food and drink in the Learning Center educational areas is a privilege. The COM Dean’s Office reserves the right to revoke the privilege if the presence of food and beverages becomes a detriment to the COM Learning Center’s primary function as a teaching facility.