Instructors: How to apply for regularly scheduled use of a Duderstadt Center classroom

Image of a class being conducted in the Advanced Training Lab of the Duderstadt Center

(Updated June 6, 2022) The application cycle for extended use of DC classrooms for Fall 2022 Semester has ended. The next review cycle, for Winter 2023 Semester, is yet to be scheduled but you may submit an application at any time by using this “Connect Me” form. Digital Media Commons staff will follow-up with you and will take requests to email you with notification of deadline dates, or you can request to be placed on the notification list by emailing : DCscheduling@umich.edu. Thank you for your interest in the Duderstadt Center!

Classroom Reservations for extended use

Applications for standing, extended use of a classroom every other week, or more frequently, during any term, are reviewed twice yearly: typically in late winter for requests intended for the following fall, and each fall for requests intended for the following winter. Please note:

  • All applications are reviewed by DMC staff after the closing date (i.e., this is not a first-come, first-served process)
  • You may submit your request at any time
  • Review the selection Criteria below before submitting your application
  • Deadline dates will be listed on the DC home page when available
  • You may request to be notified by email when new deadline dates are announced. Use the Connect Me form, or email: DCscheduling@umich.edu.

Criteria for extended use of DC classroom

The Duderstadt Center is not your ordinary classroom building. We encourage use of our specialized equipment and expert staff to work with the students in your courses.  As such, courses that request regular class meetings (every other week or more frequently) in the DC for the length of a term must engage our staff and/or technologies and meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Be offered by a NC school or college or be credit-bearing in a NC school or college
  • Accept students from multiple schools or colleges
  • Foster collaboration, especially across disciplines
  • Contribute to the growth and development of DC resources by exploring relevant technologies in an academic context and by sharing new knowledge
  • Support campus DEI objectives
  • Have been granted a special exception

What spaces are available for classroom use?

Several classrooms in the Duderstadt Center are provided to support curricular and co-curricular learning that engages the unique resources offered in the Duderstadt Center.

Third floor classrooms host 20 – 60 learners each

  • Advanced Training Labs are used to teach software related to DC technologies.  
  • Flex Labs can be used for active, team-based learning and for mixed lecture-style/work group sessions.  

Specialized studios host small groups and provide staff members to assist with activities:


 DC classroom spaces

Image of one of the Third Floor Flex Labs set up in Lecture format

Flex Labs on the Third Floor can be set up for lecture-style seating (above) and be reconfigured on-the-fly to support collaborative learning in work group clusters (below).

Image of a class being conducted in the Advanced Training Lab of the Duderstadt Center

The Advanced Training Labs (ATL) have been provisioned with software applications specially tailored to the curricula of the North Campus schools and colleges. Seating can be configured to accommodate up to 40 users at a time.


Studios for small groups provide staff members to assist with specialized technologies and learning techniques

The Fabrication Studio

Audio Studios

Visualization Studio