Policy overview

  • Please note that all storage requests must be made through TechSpark staff.
  • TechSpark is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Any undocumented items left overnight may be discarded at the discretion of TechSpark staff. 
  • Workbenches, as well as casework and other open surfaces not outlined below are NOT for overnight storage. 

 

Storage bins

  • Inside dimensions = 18”L x 12”W x 8”H
    • All items stored must fit within the bin allowing lid to close completely.
  • Blue storage totes are available to be reserved by TechSpark partners only. Partners include:
    • Partnered courses
    • Student organizations
  • Bins are numbered and assigned to partnered course/organization (tracked via spreadsheet).
    • Maximum 50 bins may be assigned to any individual course.
    • Maximum 5 bins may be assigned to any individual student organization.
  • Bins may be reserved at any point during the semester. Estimated quantities may be requested by TechSpark during pre-semester consultation.
  • All bins must remain within TechSpark boundaries at all times.
  • Bins must be returned to storage rack when not in use.
  • No tools or other TechSpark property may be placed in storage bins
  • Bins may be locked by user (locks available for purchase at helpdesk)

 

Storage closets

  • Storage closets are available to be reserved by TechSpark partners only. Partners include:
    • Partnered courses
    • Student organizations
  • Closet shelves are numbered and assigned to course / organization (tracked via spreadsheet).
  • Multiple partners may be assigned to a single shelf.
  • Closets are locked during closed hours and are accessible only by TechSpark staff.

 

Storage cabinets

  • Storage cabinets are available to be used by all CMU students and faculty during the semester.
  • Cabinets are unassigned and available first come first serve.
  • Cabinets are unsecured and never locked.
  • Any items left in cabinets at the end of each semester may be discarded.

 

Open floor space

  • Large or other special storage needs may be accommodated by partitioning off sections of open floor space. This service is available to all CMU students and faculty.
  • Floor space must be assigned and marked by TechSpark staff (tracked via spreadsheet).