Facilities Event Guidelines


Porter College facilities are not generally open to use by the public. Venue rental and labor fees may apply. Please contact the Activities Office, 459-2857, to discuss details of your program. With the exception of Room C-118 and rooms in D-building, summer scheduling and supervision of these facilities is done by UCSC Conference and Summer Housing, 459-2611.

George P. Hitchcock Lounge Hours and Guidelines
Dining Hall Foyer Hours and Guidelines
C-118 Hours and Guidelines
Study Center Hours and Guidelines
J. B. Hall Gallery and Bridge Gallery Hours and Guidelines
Faculty Gallery (D-222) Hours and Guidelines



George P. Hitchcock Lounge Hours and Guidelines

LOCATION: C Building

FACILITY: Multi-purpose lounges with carpet, tables, and comfortable couches. Additional chairs and tables and AV support can be provided.

USE: General recreation, meetings, Residential Life programs.

SCHEDULING:May be reserved by any campus group/office for up to four hours. Only Porter Staff may reserve for private meetings or for programs no longer than 4 hours. Meetings and activities must have a 20 person minimum projected attendance.

RESERVATIONS: Contact James Blaine or the ACPC, Porter College Activities, 459-2857. 

KEYS: No need to obtain keys for this area; open according to schedule below.

OPENS:
8:00 AM
weekdays (opened by Custodial Staff)
10:00 AM
weekends (opened by Custodial Staff); by request during holiday periods

CLOSES: 1:00 AM daily (locked by Community Service Officers)

MAINTAIN: Custodial Services provides routine cleaning and Student Activities office administers equipment. Groups reserving the space must clean up after themselves and leave the space (including furniture) in the same manner in which it was found.

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Dining Hall Foyer Hours and Guidelines

FACILITY: Multi-purpose open space with carpet and comfortable couches, offers upright piano, space for tabling, awareness bulletin boards and trophy cases, access to C-building bathrooms, entrance to Hungry Slug and the Dining Hall.

USE: General lounging, studying, awareness displays, or tabling for events. Not appropriate for meetings or classes.

SCHEDULING: Cannot be reserved: high traffic open space. When Dining Hall is reserved, this area automatically comes with it.

RESERVATIONS: For tabling and displays, contact James Blaine or the ACPC, Porter College Activities Office, 459-2857. 

KEYS: No need to obtain keys for this area; open according to schedule below.

OPENS: 7:00 AM weekdays (opened by Dining Hall Staff)

CLOSES: 1:00 AM daily (locked by CSOs)

WEEKEND: Facility is closed on weekends.

MAINTAIN: Custodial Services provides routine cleaning and Student Activities office administers equipment. Groups or students using the space must clean up after themselves and leave the space (including furniture) in the same manner in which it was found.

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C-118 Hours and Guidelines

FACILITY: Multi-purpose classroom with carpet and desk/chair combinations, can be set with a few tables.

USE: General meetings, CORE course sections, educational programs.

SCHEDULING: May be reserved by any campus group for private meetings or up to 4 hours per day and 4 days per week, at any time.

RESERVATIONS: Contact James Blaine or the ACPC, Porter College Activities Office, 459-2857. 

KEYS: To checkout keys for this area, contact Porter Activities the business day prior to the event, during regular business hours. Keys must be returned by 12:00 Noon of the following business day.

OPENS: Key access

CLOSES: Key access

MAINTAIN: College Activities Office administers equipment. Groups reserving the space must clean up after themselves and leave the space (including furniture) in the same manner in which it was found.

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Study Center Hours and Guidelines

LOCATION: D Building

FACILITY:Study lounges with carpet, comfortable couches, group tables with chairs, and private desks. Can be set with additional chairs.

USE: Study only, and occasional trainings / meetings when classes are not in session. Seminar room may be used for small meetings, instruction and study groups.

SCHEDULING: Cannot be reserved during the year when classes are in session. During summer and break periods, Porter College Staff may reserve the space without limitation. Seminar room use is by reservation only. See below.

RESERVATIONS: Contact James Blaine or the ACPC, Porter College Activities Office, 459-2857. 

KEYS: Study Center is open according to the schedule below. Seminar room is by key access. Contact the Porter Activities Office for reservations and keys.

OPENS: 8:00 AM weekdays (opened by Custodial Staff)
10:00 AM
weekends (opened by Custodial Staff)by College Staff during holiday periods

CLOSES: 1:00 AM daily (locked by CSOs)

MAINTAIN: Custodial Services provides routine cleaning and Student Activities office administers equipment. College Staff reserving the space must clean up after themselves and leave the space (including furniture) in the same manner in which it was found.

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J. B. Hall Gallery and Bridge Gallery Hours and Guidelines

LOCATION: C Building

FACILITY: Art galleries with carpet and track lighting, can be set with chairs and tables, offers extra tables and pedestals for artwork upon request. Bridge Gallery also offers balcony views to the Dining Hall, and offers access to Dining Hall Stage Technician Booth.

USE: Art exhibits, receptions, meetings, CORE course sections, technical uses, stage balcony.

SCHEDULING: During exhibit periods (when an artist has work on display), reservations can be made only by Porter College staff for private meetings and events. During non-exhibit periods, Porter College students may hold events / meetings which are open to the public; and staff may hold either public or private meetings / events. Event duration may not exceed 4 hours, unless the event is an exhibit. Exhibits provisions are to be negotiated with the College Programs Coordinator.

RESERVATIONS: Contact James Blaine or Carrie Sownie, Porter College Activities Office, 459-2857. 

KEYS: To obtain keys for this area, contact James Blaine or the ACPC on the business day prior to the event, weekdays between 12:00 Noon and 5:00 PM. Keys must be returned by the end of the following business day.

OPENS: Key access

CLOSES: Key access

MAINTAIN: Student Activities office administers equipment. Groups reserving the space must clean up after themselves and leave the space (including furniture) in the same manner in which it was found.

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Faculty Gallery (D-222) Hours and Guidelines

LOCATION: D Building

FACILITY: Art gallery with carpet and track lighting, can be set with chairs, offers pedestals for artwork upon request. Small office/storage space in rear of gallery.

USE: Art exhibits by faculty and professional artists, sometimes in conjunction with Sesnon Gallery exhibits. Core Course sections and Porter College Courses. Student exhibitions by Provost exception only. Meetings under 20 people; Receptions up to 50.

SCHEDULING: During exhibit periods (when artist has work on display and during installation/de-installation) reservations can be made only by Porter College staff for private meetings and events. During non-exhibit periods, Porter College students may hold small (no more than 20) events/meetings which are open to the campus. Exhibits scheduled by arrangement with Provost and College Programs Coordinator.

RESERVATIONS: Contact James Blaine or Carrie Sownie, Porter College Activities Office, 459-2857. 

KEYS: To obtain keys for this area, contact James Blaine or the ACPC on the business day prior to event, T-F 12:00noon-6:00pm. Keys must be returned by the end of the following business day. Exhibiting artists may check out and hold keys for duration of exhibit.

OPENS: Opens when Sesnon Gallery is open; by scheduled key access

CLOSES: Closes when Sesnon Gallery is closed; by scheduled key access

MAINTAIN: Student Activities staff; Groups reserving the space must clean up after themselves and leave the space (including furniture) in the same manner in which it was found.

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