Cory and Soda Hall Room Reservations
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You will need an @berkeley.edu account to make Cory and Soda room reservations. If you are a member of the Berkeley campus community but do not have an @berkeley.edu account, you will need to create a bApps account.
EECS department rooms in Soda and Cory are only available for EECS and other COE community events and cannot be reserved by members of the broader campus community.
- Log into bCal.berkeley.edu
- On your own calendar, click the day you'd like to schedule the event.
- Fill out the "What" field and click "Edit event"
- If the "All day" box is checked, un-check it and set the beginning and end time of the event.
- On the right side of the window, click the "Rooms, etc." link right above the "Enter email addresses" field.
Find the building in the list and click the down arrow next to it.
Be sure that the "Show only available" box is checked!
- Select a room number and click "Add."
- Configure the rest of your event settings. We recommend that you do not invite your guests until after your event has been confirmed by the room scheduler. Click "Save."
Your proposed event will appear on the room calendar but THE BOOKING WILL NOT BE COMPLETE UNTIL YOU RECEIVE EMAIL FROM THE ROOM SCHEDULER APPROVING YOUR EVENT. The confirmation e-mail will be sent to your @berkeley.edu email address.
If your event will be in the evening or over a weekend, please check out any necessary keys from 387 Soda Hall before 3:45 pm the weekday of the event (for weekends come on Friday). In any event, please return furniture to its original lay out and as much as possible leave the room the way you found it (i.e., wipe down tables, throw away trash, etc.).
View Room Schedules (optional)
If you're not already logged in, you must log into bCal before you can view these calendars If you get a Gmail login window when you click one of the room calendars below, login with your fully qualified @berkeley.edu email address and CalNet passphrase. If you are already logged into your personal Gmail account during the current browser session, you will not be able to view the calendars until you have logged out and logged into your @berkeley.edu account.
Rooms CANNOT be booked from these links. You must book rooms from your own calendar. When you use the instructions provided above to reserve a room, you will only be shown rooms which are available during your time slot, so you do not need to view the room calendars separately. However, viewing room calendars can be useful when choosing a time slot for your event if you have a particular meeting room in mind.
* 540AB Cory is a special room that needs to be kept available Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM for DOP faculty who own the space. You may request to use this room after 5PM and on weekends. See the Cory Room space policy for more details about how this room should be used. To use 540AB Cory during Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM, please request exceptional approval from the EECS chair.
Please note: There is a bug in bCal that occasionally results in the calendars linked above to appear blank, as if there are no events. If this happens to you, you can see the event details for a room by following these steps:
- Log into your own bCal calendar
- Toward the bottom of the left-side column, click the arrow to the RIGHT of "Other Calendars".
- Select "Browse Interesting Calendars"
- Click the "More" tab
- Click "Resources for berkeley.edu"
- Look (scroll down) for the building you wish, e.g. "Cory 212 (20)," and click on that
- Find the room you wish to view and click the "Subscribe" button
- The calendar will now appear in the "Other Calendars" listing on the lower left-hand side of the main Google Calendar screen.
Room and Building Information / AV Services
Layout and Amenities
While AV equipment is regularly checked and maintained by staff, the actual running of the event is the user's responsibility. To minimize problems, and prior to your event, please familiarize yourself with the operation of AV equipment you plan to use.
A/V is handled by IESG.
- List of A/V Facilities and Services
EECS-ESG Audio Visual Support Calendar
You must have a bCal account to view this calendar. You may follow the steps under Reserve Rooms
- ETS provides information about general assignment classrooms in Cory Hall.
Rooms in Other Buildings
Sutardja Dai charges rent for use of their rooms.
You may also: Reserve a meeting room.
Bechtel Engineering Center (Sibley Auditorium), Hearst Memorial Mining Building, McLaughlin and O'Brien Halls.
Comprehensive campus event planning and consultation.