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Gershwind & Bennett Family Collaborative Classroom

Biotech Commons Collaborative Classroom

Accordion List


  • Ceiling-embedded speaker for audio playback
  • Glass whiteboard
  • HD pan/tilt/zoom camera
  • HD projection system
  • Keyboard (wireless)
  • Microphone array in ceiling
  • Mouse (wireless)
  • PC desktop
  • Podium

  • Mersive Solstice for wireless presentations

Food is not permitted. Covered drinks are permitted.

Reservations must be made at least 48 hours ahead. The room manager will email you with the status of your request. Not available for group study. Priority for classroom reservations will be given to academically focused groups.

Request a Reservation

Location and Accessibility


For Wheelchairs

  • Sufficient doorway & hallway clearance
  • Clearance to approach table
  • Table with accessible surface height, knee clearance, and leg clearance

Orthopedic Accessibility

  • Chairs have adjustable height


  • Natural and/or non-fluorescent light

Nearby Bathrooms

An accessible all-gender bathroom is located on the main level across from the workstations. It has 2 accessible stalls and 5 regular stalls. (see floor plan)

Accessible Entrance

Holman accessible entrance map. The entrance is on the west end of the Johnson Pavilion, north of the gallery that joins Johnson and the John Morgan Building

Directions to the accessible entrance:   Word   |   PDF