In October 2010, anthropology students were — for the first time — allocated their own space. Duff Roblin N300 is now a non-exclusive, social space for students in the department.
To ensure that everyone is able to enjoy this space, there are a few basic guidelines for its use:
1. Opening and closing the room:
The room will normally be open during regular office hours. If for some reason it’s locked and Stan Freer (anthropology lab manager) is not available to open the door, students can sign out Heather Lee’s key or find the UMASA keyholder. The door must be locked at the end of the day after the last person leaves.
Note: the Duff Roblin building is locked at 10:30pm and closed on weekends.
2. What not to do here:
The room is not for quiet study i.e. the space is meant to be used for students to drop in for coffee or lunch; to discuss school and non-school; to chill out, max, and relax all cool.
The room is not for formal meetings of UMASA or other student groups during regular hours i.e. the space is meant for students to drop in between or around classes; nobody should have to be asked to leave. After regular hours it can be requested for meetings by contacting UMASA or Heather Lee.
3. Courtesy in general:
If you sully the fridge or microwave, you must then unsully the fridge or microwave.
Please be aware that there are classrooms and laboratories in the immediate area around this room, and that sound travels easily in the Duff Roblin corridors.
So make yourself at home:
Coffee is available in the room by donation.
Payment is made on the honor system. Currently, money can be deposited in a can found in the fridge. This money goes towards replenishing coffee supplies for UMASA, with proceeds donated to departmental scholarship funds.
If you are looking for coffee but there’s none made, go ahead and make a pot yourself.
We’re always decorating…
…and we’re open to suggestions. If you’ve got anything you’d like to contribute — especially for the walls — let us know. Email us, or just drop by N300.