Access to the Woodshop is subject to safety Authorization

Hours are listed at the bottom of the site. FabLab and CMD P are subject to the availability of our SEP lab monitors, and will return to 9-5pm during the semester when SEP lab monitors aren’t available (generally at the beginning of semester, and during Finals)


In Short

FM, FabLab Staff and Lab monitors have 24 hours access to our studios. Students and Other Faculty have Access to the studios only when they hold a Booking or under the Supervision of FabLab Staff (during opening hours).

Only FM and FabLab Staff retain Access to Support spaces, all other access to support spaces must be conducted in the presence of FM or FabLab Staff.


  1. FabLab Monitors, may supervise Students in allowing those students to access studios without a booking during Extended Access.

  2. Faculty May Supervise students without a booking during the course of a booking which they hold.


This access policy applies to the following Spaces defined as

  1. Studios:

    1. Woodshop, RM 169 and 169a

    2. FabLab, RM 167 and 167b

    3. FlexLab, RM 172

    4. Spray Booth, RM 172c

  2. Support spaces:

    1. Office, RM 167a

    2. Storage, RM 172b

    3. Warehouse, RM 172d

And to the following Users defined as

  1. FM:

    1. All VCU Facilities Management staff,

    2. any contractor,

    3. QF representative working on behalf of FM.

  2. FabLab Staff:

    1. The Woodshop and Fablab Coordinator,

    2. Assistant Manager,

    3. FabLab and Woodshop Technicians

  3. FabLab Monitors

  4. Students: Currently enrolled Students

  5. Faculty and Staff: All other Faculty and Staff.

During the Time Frames Defined as

  1. 24 hour Access: 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week, During the academic semester, Staff Contract Periods, whilst the building is open and attended by security, unless otherwise advertised by the VCUQ FabLab Staff

  2. Booking Access: Whilst a user has a booking logged in the FabLab booking system, allowing the user to to access the space on that day, before and after the booking, in order to prepare and clean the studio space.

  3. Opening Hours: Are defined by FabLab Staff and fall within the access rules defined by this policy.

  4. Extended Access: Defined by FabLab Staff and informed to security in advance of extended access.