Reserve a Common Space
The Department of Community Living is excited to share our resources with faculty, students and staff at Brandeis. Carefully read instructions posted below on how to submit a reservation request. Please understand that the space has not been successfully reserved until you receive a confirmation email from DCL staff.
All events taking place in residence hall spaces must end by quiet hours. Events or meetings in residence hall spaces are for members of the Brandeis community and recognized Brandeis organizations. All residence hall space requests are approved at the discretion of DCL.
- No event requests will be approved during quiet hours. This is a residential space.
- Participation in the Event Registration process may be required!
- Priority is given to residential students. This is their home.
- Non-residential students/staff must have an event sponsored by a Brandeis department. A representative of the sponsoring department will need to be present at the event.
- Staff members requesting the use of a residential space must contact Susan Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org or Tim Touchette email@example.com to request the space. (students have priority in booking residential spaces)
For all events in a residential space, use the instructions below.
1. Determine what space you need
Posted below are descriptions of our programming spaces and the amenities they hold:
A large room with standing capacity of close to 100. It features two areas: kitchen and dining bar (including stove, refrigerator and dishwasher) and couches for large-group seating of about 25. Includes large-screen TV and pool table.
A large room with standing capacity of close to 75. It features two areas: kitchen and dining bar (including stove, refrigerator and dishwasher) and couches for large-group seating. Includes large-screen TV. This space is air conditioned.
Couches for large-group seating, capacity of 30. Includes TV. This space is air conditioned.
This space includes hardwood floors, mirrors and dance bars and is ideal for dance or play rehearsals. This space is air conditioned.
Flexible couch arrangement seats about 25 around a TV.
Besides a kitchen (offering all amenities but the oven) and couches for small-group seating around a TV, this area also offers open space for group activities, a piano, and vending machines. This space is air conditioned.
This space features a projector connected to DVD and VHS player and a computer interface, the seminar room best accommodates classes, study sessions and round-table meetings. This space is air conditioned.
Ridgewood Commons offers a variety of set-up options, from flexible lounge seating to presentation seating for up to 80. The space also contains a kitchen suitable for preparing group meals. The Commons has a wide range of AV resources including a projector, a sound system, and wireless microphones. Use of some resources and furniture will require consultation with the Department of Community Living.
2. Review calendars for availability for spaces
To view the various rooms, use the drop down menu under the downward facing arrow in the upper right hand corner of the calendar. Note that there may be other unprocessed reservation requests that are not reflected on the calendar.
NOTE The calendar is currently unavailable. Please contact DCL to inquire if a space is available.
3. Submit a "Residence Hall Common Space Reservation Request Form"
This form will request a first, second and third choice for room. We will assign your event to the highest ranked space that is available.
4. Wait for Community Living approval
Please understand that until you receive a confirmation e-mail, your request has not been officially approved and will not appear in the calendar. Community Living staff may contact you with clarifying questions or ask you to resubmit your proposal. Space reservations will not be confirmed until the official start date of classes each term.
5. Respecting the Common Space
Once in the space, please respect our community standards, including quiet hours, cleanliness, and any equipment that you use. Please report any irregularities or issues to a Community Living staff member so that we may deal with the concern as soon as possible.