- You must watch a recorded Zoom orientation session, and then attend a 1-hour in-person session to gain
access to shop spaces. Fully in-person sessions may also be provided during orientation week- please keep
an eye out for updates.
Students who have not completed orientation (and also subsequently been frequent shop users) within the
past 2 years must retake the orientation sessions.
Once students complete these orientation sessions, they are granted card access to the building 3 shop spaces,
and are qualified to work in N51 as well. A limited range of self-service work is approved upon completion of
shop orientation. However, shop users must get training on all machines, tools, and processes
that they are not recently practiced in - experience in other shops does not automatically qualify as relevant
experience in this shop. For more detailed shop access policy, see 'policy' tab on the ABOUT page.
Shop users are added to a webmoira email list (firstname.lastname@example.org) which we use for all general shop-related
communication. Users are expected to read and understand (or ask about) all communication from shop staff.
To contact us for any reason (questions are always encouraged), users should email
Emailing individual staff is allowed, but usually much less efficient.
Fall Covid-related access procedures will be updated on the ABOUT PAGE, under the
'Covid-Related' tab. Keep an eye out for email from MIT and the department as well as from the shops, specifically.