Since we last posted about adding electrical outlets to PCL last spring, we’ve added even more outlets in the new 5th floor Collaborative Commons that opened this fall. In that space we have 100 new outlets with a total of over 150 seats that all have access to a nearby plug.
Additionally, next week we’re installing six new tall tables in the space adjacent to the Collaborative Commons that will add another 48 new outlets, so the new total on the 5th floor should be over 500 outlets now.
We’re constantly working on adding outlets in PCL whenever possible. Please let us know what else we can do to improve your study spaces.
Update: Just in time for PCL 24/5 in March 2013 – 24 new outlets, 30 new tables, and 60 new seats were added to the 5th floor!
We know it’s tough to find the perfect space for studying in PCL this time of the year and we want to make certain you know that some of the tables in the building provide additional electrical outlets.
The 51 powered study tables that were installed recently added 612 new outlets to PCL this year alone!
Look for powered study tables like the one below in these places:
2nd/Entry level floor
- Periodicals Room
- UFCU Student Learning Commons
- Reference Room
- Study Carrels in PCL Lobby
We’ve also installed new outlets throughout the building as part of other renovation projects and will continue to do so. Don’t forget there are also 350 outlets on the 5th floor too. Total, you’ll find over 1500 accessible outlets located near study furniture in PCL.
We’re continuously working to improve the spaces in PCL for your work. Right now, we’re looking at potential renovations to the 5th floor. Do you have ideas for improving those spaces? Share your ideas with us through this survey. You can also stop by the 5th floor and contribute your ideas or enjoy reading the ideas contributed by others!
You asked and we listened!
The 6th floor of PCL now features:
- 18 new tables with 12 outlets per tables, for a total of 216 new outlets
- 8 seats per table for a total of 144 new chairs
- Before these changes, about 20% of the 6th floor seats had access to power — now it’s over 50%
There are also 42 new outlets installed on the 4th floor, along the SE and SW windows. We’ve put chairs and small tables by all of those windows to make the outlets more useful.
We’ve also added two new group study rooms, PCL 3.110 and PCL 3.106. PCL 3.106 is a presentation practice room with a TV in it. Additionally, PCL 6.106 and PCL 4.110 are new presentation practice rooms. PCL 6.106 has a TV on the wall and PCL 4.110 will have a Media Scape system installed by the end of the day today.
These new group study and presentation practice rooms will soon be added to the online Group Study Reservation Site.
Welcome back and have a great semester!