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Individual Quiet Study Space

Available Individual Study Space @ Research Commons is open for quiet study! Extended hours 12/6-12/17.

Welcome to the Individual Study Space @ Research Commons, a quiet location for individual study by reservation only.

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Fridays 9am-5pm

Saturday 12/11 1pm-5pm

Sunday 12/12 1pm-8pm.

person-yellow-sm Maximum Occupancy: 51 people

calendar-sm Seat Reservations

Seats are available by reservation only for current UW students, faculty, and staff. Spaces may be reserved multiple times a day up to 3 hours total per day, up to 2 weeks in advance.


What to Expect

Once you have made a reservation online:

  1. Enter the Research Commons and proceed to your study station
  2. Check in using the self-service check-in link you received from the room reservation system
  3. Face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status. Coverings must cover your mouth and your nose
  4. If someone is sitting at your table, please let the help desk know and we will find them a new place to sit


What is Available in This Space?


Individual Study Space Policies

  • No food; no drinks with the exception of quick sips that do not require you to fully remove your mask.
  • Restroom use is restricted to people with study space reservations.
  • Only one person is allowed per study station. Only one person is allowed in Red C.
  • Furniture cannot be rearranged or moved.
  • Staff are not responsible for patrons' belongings.

* We will review these policies/procedures continuously and update accordingly based on student and staff feedback.


Individuals failing to follow the Individual Study Space Policies may be asked to leave the building and may be subject to loss of future access to the Individual Study Space reservation system.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Spaces may be reserved multiple times a day up to 3 hours total per day, up to 2 weeks in advance.


  • Yes, if seats are available. You will need to make the reservation yourself on your own device. Staff cannot do this for you.


  • Yes. If you leave/return to the Research Commons space, take all valuable items with you (phone, laptop, calculator, expensive textbook). Staff are not responsible for your personal belongings.


  • Yes, please complete the self-service check-in when you arrive at your seat.
  • You do not need to check-out when you leave at the end or your time.
  • If you have questions, please see a staff member at the help desk.


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