The SMAD Equipment Checkout Room is located in the basement of Harrison Hall in Room G279. The equipment is for the use of those students enrolled in SMAD courses which require the use of video, audio and photography equipment. Reservation of equipment is done via a web-based scheduling system and all equipment must be reserved in the system before it can be checked out.

SMAD Equipment Policies

Our equipment is available only for use by Media Arts and Design students who are working on class assignments/projects in SMAD courses.

Students are not allowed to use SMAD equipment for other projects (non-SMAD courses, freelance personal projects, etc.).

Students are responsible for all equipment checked out and will have to pay for the repair or replacement of any equipment lost, stolen or damaged while checked out.  This does not include normal wear and tear.  Students should verify all components of an equipment package are included when they pick up equipment as these will be checked upon return of the equipment.

Returning equipment late may result in a lowered grade for that student's assignment or project.  Returning equipment late a second time will result in the forfeiture of the student's permission to check out equipment.

Equipment Checkout Procedures

Each instructor will provide the SMAD technology manager with a course roster, contact information for each student and a list of the equipment students are allowed to checkout.

Students must use the online registration system to reserve equipment before checking it out.

Students must complete and sign a checkout form when picking up equipment.

Students may check out an automobile hang tag for passing through the campus gates to pick-up or return equipment to the checkout room when the gates are activated.

* Get a car hang tag for equipment pickup and drop off M-F 7a-7p when the JMU campus access gates are activated. LEARN MORE


SUN  3:30PM-10:30PM

M-TH  8:30AM-10:30PM

FRI  8:30AM - 8:30PM



Desk: 568-6061

Jon Wenger: 568-6060

John Hodges: 568-6062


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