In the spring of 2019, Kendra Scott and the College of Fine Art collaborated to redesign the existing student lounge located in the Doty Fine Arts Building. The renovated lounge has been renamed the Kendra Scott Center (KSC). It serves as a student hub for counseling, recruiting, mentorship, collaboration, entrepreneurship, independent study, and social gatherings.
Main goals of the Kendra Scott Center (KSC) include:
- Continued support of University required student services
- Provide space to support the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurship Leadership Institute (KS WELI) and Center for Creative Entrepreneurship (CCE)
- Create a hub for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship
- Foster university-wide interest in CoFA
- Maximize use of the student lounge area
The Kendra Scott Center (KSC) is managed by the College of Fine Arts Office of Student Affairs (CoFA Student Affairs) and the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurship Leadership Institute (KS WELI).
The center is comprised of the Lounge (Room 1.101), 5 Huddle Rooms (Rooms 1.101 A through E), a Reception Area (Room 1.101J), and a Student Affairs Desk which supports the operations of the Kendra Scott Center (KSC). Additionally, there is a Conference Room adjacent to the center (Room 1.104). The center is equipped with an Audio Visual (AV) System comprised of one 86” display, two 65” displays, five 55” displays, a 21-speaker sound system, and a projection system. Additionally, furnishings are placed to provide seating and working options for users.
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Current stakeholders designated by the Kendra Scott Center Committee, including registered student organizations affiliated with the College of Fine Arts (CoFA), may reserve space at the center by logging into ArtsVision.
Note: Room requests cannot be made in ArtsVision more than two weeks in advance.
Reserve on ArtsVision
All other UT students, departments, offices as well as outside parties should email email@example.com to request a room reservation. Include the event’s date, time, title, and possible location, as well as any A/V needs in your email.
Scheduling Policies and Procedures
Room Capacity: There are two main rooms available for scheduling in the Kendra Scott Center. The Lounge holds up to 209 people. The Conference Room holds up to 15 people. These numbers do not account for social-distancing measures. Both general public and stakeholder users are advised to plan accordingly when scheduling an event or meeting.
General Public: You may reserve a space no more than two weeks before your requested date. Also, you must request rooms at least 72 hours before your requested date. If you are requesting a space for a Saturday or Sunday, please put in your request no later than the Thursday evening prior.
Stakeholders: In ArtsVision, under the “My Requests” tab, you’ll be able to view your requests and their status, whether approved or denied. For reservations further into the future, you may now email the KSC Front Desk.
The Lounge, Conference Room, and Huddle Rooms may not be booked without confirmed approval from the Scheduling Coordinator or the Student Affairs Student Associate located at the front desk. Requests for the KSC Lounge should be limited to large events, presentations, and workshops. If you are expecting 50 or more participants, you must hire custodial services (See the section "Custodial Services") and send an email in advance to Facilities Manager, Joe Jernejcic .
- The Scheduling Coordinator will not approve any requests when campus is closed for operations.
- If you are holding a meeting in the Conference Room (DFA 1.104) or using the Huddle Rooms, there may be sound bleed issues with the KSC Lounge.