Building Use

  • Lockers

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    You may be eligible to check out a locker at the discretion of the department. It is not always possible to provide a large locker, so you may be asked to share. Locker assignments are based on need, as reflected by course enrollments. 
  • Uniforms

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    Many ensembles require a uniform. For policies pertaining to check-out, deposit and return of uniforms, ask the ensemble director.
  • Practice Rooms

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    A large number of small practice rooms, with and without pianos, are kept unlocked and are available to all students. Please take care of the rooms and their contents, and report any misuse to the Music Office immediately. A few practice rooms are reserved for special purposes, such as percussion, harpsichord, harp, organ and piano (for piano majors). Authorization to obtain a key for these rooms is given by the appropriate faculty, with the approval (signature) of the department head. The doors to the piano corridor and the organ corridor are to be kept locked at all times.
  • Music Stands

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    Each music major and/or minor is required to supply his/her own portable folding music stand for use in applied music lessons, secondary instrument classes, small ensemble rehearsals, etc. Students in Dept. of Music large ensembles (bands, orchestra, etc.) may expect to use music stands belonging to the Dept. of Music for rehearsals and concerts.

Alexander Building Hours

The building is closed during any full university recess (e.g., holidays, etc.) 

  • Fall/Winter Semesters

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    • Monday–Saturday, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
    • Sunday, 1–10 p.m. Access is restricted to the south courtyard door.
    • Music students who are practicing in the building after 10 p.m. are permitted to stay until midnight with proper EMU identification. 
  • Spring/Summer Semesters

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    • Monday–Thursday, 7 a.m.–9 p.m.
    • Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
    • Saturday–Sunday, closed
    • Special events: Open only as needed for the duration of the approved event. Access is restricted to the south courtyard door.
    • Music student practice is restricted to posted building hours only.
  • Between Semesters

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    • Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
    • Saturday–Sunday, closed
    • Music student practice is restricted to posted building hours only.

Alexander Computer Lab – N108 Alexander Building

The computer lab coordinator is Dr. Marilyn Saker. Email her at least 48 hours in advance to request use of the lab.

Guidelines for use of the Alexander Computer Lab

  • Upon entering the Alexander Computer Lab, you are required to show the lab worker your EMU student ID.
  • The lab workers are there to help you. If you have never worked on a computer before or if you need assistance with the computers, please ask the lab worker.
  • Do not turn the computers on or off. If you require the use of a computer that is not on, please ask the lab worker for assistance.
  • Your work should never be left on any of the lab computers. Bring your own flash drive, CD-R or CD-RW for saving work completed in the lab.
  • Each student may print 10 pages per day in the Lab. If you use the printer, you are required to complete the information page on the clipboard at the student worker’s desk.
  • Please use headphones when working with sound-producing software. You are required to bring in and use your own headphones when working in the Alexander Computer Lab.
  • If you discover problems with any of the computers, please fill out a computer error report form located at the worker’s desk. Problems will be investigated as soon as possible.
  • Be advised that EMU Instructors will schedule class meetings periodically in the lab. Non-class members will be denied access to the Alexander Computer Lab during times when classes are in session.
  • No eating, drinking or smoking in the Alexander Computer Lab. The lab is not intended to be a lounge or entertainment room. Students are not allowed to loiter or engage in non-study activities in the lab.
  • Leave all the equipment at your workstation in good order and make sure the chair is properly placed under the power table. Please do not rearrange any of the equipment.
  • You will not be allowed to begin work on a computer 10 minutes before the lab is scheduled to close.

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