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Facilities Use Policy

Hours of Operation

The Media Teaching Lab editing rooms and production studios are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during the academic quarter. ID card swipe is required for access to the Media Center/Communication Bldg (MCC) front door between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on weeknights and weekends.

General Policy

The Media Teaching Lab has been commissioned by Academic Affairs for undergraduate and graduate instructional use.

It is against University policy, and is forbidden, to use Media Teaching Lab-managed equipment and facilities for any commercial purpose, including any activity where the photographer or other user of the equipment is paid for their work.

You are legally and financially responsible for loss, damage due to negligence, or theft of equipment that may occur while using the Media Teaching Lab facilities.


Large editing rooms: MCC 237 – 240

Small editing rooms: MCC 213 – 220

Media transfer room: MCC 212

Production studios: MCC 139 & 140

Checkout Restrictions

To register, students must complete the online form “ITS Media Teaching Lab Reservation System Self Registration.” This is at https://sdacs.ucsd.edu/secure-ad/mediaregister.php

Note: Online registration is not instant. Please allow up to 24 hours for the process to complete. If you need equipment sooner, you can visit MCC 225 in person during operating hours.

What facilities you have access to and at what time may be restricted by your course enrollment.

Reserving an Editing Room or Production Studio

Reservations are made on a first-come-first-served basis. Log onto our web checkout patron portal to make a reservation, or visit MCC 111 in person during operating hours.

Undergraduate and graduate students may reserve rooms up to one week in advance for one 24-hour period. 

Editing room reservations are limited to 4 hours a day and 16 hours a week per student.

Production Studio Keys must be checked out from, and returned to, the Equipment Checkout Room in Media Center/Communication Bldg (MCC), room 111.

Checkout room hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Reservation Rules

Users are responsible for any loss, damage due to negligence, or theft of equipment that may occur while using the facilities. Please make sure the door is shut when you leave. Do not turn an editing room over to anyone without making them use their ID card to access the space. Do not leave any supplies, equipment, or personal belongings unattended. The Media Teaching Lab is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Contact Software Distribution

Questions about the Lab or equipment?

Contact us at medialab@ucsd.edu
Visit us in Media Center/Communication Bldg (MCC), room 251