Dedicated spaces for studying and reliable internet access are basic student needs during virtual instruction.
Now, due to newly released guidelines by the LA County Public Health department, Cal Poly Pomona is addressing this need by offering on-campus study spaces in lecture halls 1001 and 1002 in the College of Business Administration (Building 162).
“We learned of instances where students had been driving to campus to park their car to access WiFi, or didn’t have a quiet space to do their course work,” said Leticia Gutierrez-Lopez, associate vice president for student health and wellbeing.
“As soon as LA County moved in to the red tier and lifted some restrictions, we knew we had to move quickly to get this pilot initiative up and running,” she added.
Students are required to reserve a study space seat by completing this form, and once confirmed, will need to agree to a list of COVID-19 policies and procedures, including completing the Student Health Screener and reviewing campus safety protocols. Social distancing, enforced face coverings and frequent cleaning will be observed.
Registered students will not need to pay for parking — Lot F2 is the designated parking area. Additionally, students visiting the study space will receive one free meal from Centerpointe Dining on the day of their reservation.
Reservations can be made in 30-minute increments, up to 120 minutes per session. Students are limited to reserving two 120-minute sessions per week. Study spaces will be open Monday to Thursday from 12 to 7:30 p.m., and Friday from 1 to 5:45 p.m. For more information and to reserve a study space seat, visit the website.