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Conference Room Reservation in SE2

[UPDATE] New Campus Reservation System

As of December 17, 2018, the campus moved to an integrated campus room reservation system, EMS. The community will be able to begin submitting reservations in December to book a space in January 2019. EMS will be used to book conference rooms, collaborative workrooms, event spaces (indoor and outdoor), recreation spaces (indoor and outdoor), lactation rooms, and any other non-academic spaces. The majority of the rooms will be available for instant booking directly by end users.

Key Project Dates:

  • November: Staff & Faculty Training
  • December: System Launch – Available for reservations starting January 2019
  • December: Existing Systems Retired – All reservations must be moved to EMS
  • January 2, 2019: Rooms can be scheduled in EMS
  • January 2019: Student Training

Training Videos:

General Policy Governing Rooms in Science & Engineering Building 2:

  • Room Hours: Visit rooms.ucmerced.edu for more information on room hours, as they pertain to a particular room.   
  • Keep Conference Rooms in SE2 Clean and Orderly: All materials including TRASH and FOOD must be REMOVED when the conference rooms are vacated.  DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE LOWERING OR ELEVATION OF THE BLINDS IN THE CONFERENCE ROOMS WITH ANY OBJECTS (be sure trash cans, chairs, etc. are clear of the blinds when they lower), as obstruction may result in costly damage to the blinds.
  • Keep SE2 Room Equipment Intact: Any equipment in the room including lectern components, remote controls, cables, and projector and computer hardware must not be removed, reconfigured, tampered with, or damaged in any way. Projectors must be turned off when not in use.
  • By Request Rooms  / Priority Usage: The following conference rooms in SE2 are bookable on EMS "By Request": SE2-324, 302 and 224.  These rooms will be reviewed for approval before the room request is confirmed.  The School of Engineering reserves the right to change/cancel room reservations in SE2-324, SE2-302, SE2-224 based on priority need (i.e. Dean's meeting, Faculty Meeting; Faculty Recruitment). If your booking needs to be canceled due to priority event, you may need to find an alternative venue if there is no other availability in SE2.
    • The Dean’s Conference room SE2-324 is prioritized for the Dean’s use.
    • If a room is booked in SE2-302, priority will be given to faculty seminars during the recruitment season, SE2 faculty hosted seminars or meetings requiring the use of videoconferencing.
  • Reservation Duration for Priority Usage Rooms which may require additional information:
    • Recurring/series requests: Group lab meetings in excess of two hours.
    • Daily room reservations
  • Appropriate Purpose:
    • SE2 Conference rooms should NOT be used for academic courses or course-related room needs (i.e. office hours, final exams, lectures/make-up class sessions, discussions, labs etc should be coordinated via the Registrar’s Office (http://registrar.ucmerced.edu)). Please contact your respective Academic Support Manager for such room requests. School of Engineering contact: soe-scheduling@ucmerced.edu.
    • Seminar Series associated with a seminar class should be scheduled through the Registrar's Office and will not be held in SE2 conference rooms.  
    • Graduate program seminars and hosted meetings must be coordinated through the Graduate Program Chairs (or designate).
    • Other faculty hosted seminars will be scheduled on an as available basis and may be subject to change due to faculty recruitment (i.e., SE2-302) or Dean's priority usage (i.e., SE2-324 and SE2-224).
    • Graduate lab meetings priority will be provided to SOE faculty and SNS faculty residing in SE2.
  • Events Coordination: For official school events requests, room reservations should be coordinated through the school's events unit.  
  • Student Organization: If your event is for a student organization, we recommend that your group consider booking rooms in the library conference rooms and/or that requests go through the unit that oversees your student organization.  Please note that we are not able to accommodate student group requests for recurring semester-long reservations.  
  • Changes/Cancellation Notification: For any changes, cancellations, room logistics, or questions concerning reservations, please update your EMS booking details.  If you have any specific question, do not hesitate to contact the SoE front desk at 209-228-4411 or soereception@ucmerced.edu.  Please do not hold on to room reservations as this will impact your colleagues' fair use of the rooms.

To report any issues or if you have any questions regarding conference rooms: 209-228-4411 | soereception@ucmerced.edu.

Updated: 8.27.18 - dbq