by guest author Andy Kretschmar
Sent in an email to all current law students on November 26, 2019.
The Law School is taking the following steps to regulate undergraduate and public use of the Law School building during final exams (Sunday, December 1st to Friday, December 13th):
Restricting access to non-law visitors
As a part of the USC campus, the building is open to the public until 9pm, but we will be taking the following steps to restrict access:
The Student Commons will be accessible only to USC School of Law students. Remember to have your Carolina Card on you, as you’ll need it to enter the Commons. This will be in effect 24/7 during the exam period.
Classrooms will lock 30 minutes after the final exam of the day. After they lock, only law students will be able to enter using their Carolina Card.
The building doors lock at the following times:
Senate Street: 9:00 PM
Gervais Street: 6:00 PM
Remember! The doors to the building lock to ensure that you have a safe and reliably quiet place to study. Please do not prop open doors or allow anyone that you do not recognize to access a locked part of the building.
Signage will be posted on all group study rooms stating that they are for the sole use of law students during final exams.
If you’d like to book a room, please do so at libcal.law.sc.edu. Law library staff scrutinize each and every booking request submitted to ensure that policies are being followed and that only those requests submitted by law students are approved.
Signage will be displayed outside of the library outlining our Code of Conduct and expectations for all users.
This will also be displayed on the digital displays visible throughout the building. Please familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, and do not hesitate to report any infractions or concerns to law school staff.
Please report any disruptive behavior as soon as possible. If you are in the library and would like to make a noise complaint, simply visit the library website where you’ll find the option to report a noise issue.
Please be aware that outside of M-F 8am-5pm, staffing is limited, and library staff will not be able to physically respond to issues outside of the library.
If you encounter an issue that requires immediate attention, please do not hesitate to call the USC Police non-emergency line at 803-777-4215. For emergencies, call 803-777-9111.
Remember, we can’t enforce these expectations and policies without your help!
Thank you, and best of luck on your final exams.