Thesis Desk Lottery
Senior thesis desk lottery numbers will be drawn from the official 470 list. Eligible seniors will get an email request to opt-in on Tuesday 1/30. If you are a senior are not yet registered for 470, and want to be included in the drawing, please come to the circulation desk and have your name added to the lottery list by Monday, February 5. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Studio Art, majors are not eligible for thesis desks in the library.
The list of numbers will be posted Tuesday, February 6 along with a map of thesis desk locations, so that you can have preferences in mind before the actual selection. For a map of available thesis desks click here. Seat maps will also be posted in thesis desk areas.
Desk selection will begin at noon on Wednesday, February 7 in library room L17. You or your proxy must be present when your name is called. Lottery numbers are not transferable.
PLEASE NOTE: Thesis desks are shared – two students to each side of a desk. In order to create the most pleasant sharing arrangement possible, the person with the better number may bring in as a partner another senior on the list. If you do not have a partner, the seat next to you will be assigned as needed. Please make those arrangements ahead of time and let us know when your name is called.
About thesis desks
Desks assigned to seniors are for their sole use through the end of the school year or as long as they remain registered for 470. Only thesis desks are assigned to individuals. All other seating in the library is open to the Reed Community. You may not claim or reserve these desks. Please take your belongings with you when you leave. Items left on open study desks and tables will be removed and can be retrieved from the circulation desk.
Thesis desk restrictions
The staff, assisted by student monitors, will remove the following from thesis desks:
- Library materials that are not checked out.
- Plants, flowers, etc. Sorry – they attract bugs.
- All dishes and silverware. You can return commons dishes to the container in the lobby
- All opened packages or containers of food and beverages. Sorry – bugs again.
- All electrical appliances and extension cords (per the fire marshall).