How do I register for a desk?

At noon on Monday, one week before classes begin a plan of all studio desks will be posted in the lobby at 1001 Prince Street. All new students can choose a desk at that time according to school, level and availability.  Existing students can switch desk locations as available.



How do I register to live in on campus housing?

Please contact the Gallery resident manager, Ann Elise Schneider (aesgallery@gmail.com) regarding on campus university housing. 



Where do I park my car?

Student parking is not permitted on university property during normal business hours.  Students may park in in the faculty/staff lot after 6PM until 8AM and on weekends.  Alexandria street parking is available in the adjacent neighborhood.  In designated areas parking spaces without metered parking is available for two hours.  Alexandria metered parking spaces cost $1.75 per hour.  The City of Alexandria operates a parking lot off of Henry Street.  Daily parking in the City lot is $8.00.

 

There are many paid parking lots and garages within walking distance of the WAAC.  The university Gallery apartments also offer limited parking at the same rate as on the campus in Blacksburg, $160 per year. Please contact Ann Elise Schneider (aesgallery@gmail.com) regarding parking at the Gallery.



How do I get a fob key to get into the building?

Access to all facilities is possible once you obtain your individual key fob from the front office in 1001 Prince Street.  Access to all facilities is available 24/7. Individual key fobs will remain active during the academic year as long as all student fees are current and paid.  If your key fob is not working please come by the main office.  Lost key fobs cost $10.  You may return your key fob when you leave the WAAC for a $10 refund.

 

Do not share your key fob with other students or other individuals.  Please report a lost fob to the main office.  In the event your fob is lost we will issue you a new one and deactivate the lost fob.



How do I register for classes? 

During the first week of classes students are free to attend any or all of the classes interested in taking for the semester.  Each class will have an individual signup sheet during the class to participate.  If you do not attend the first class you are not eligible without special permission to participate in the class.  Final class lists for oversubscribed classes will be posted.  Unsubscribed classes are subject to cancellation.

 

All students should also use the registration section of this website to complete the student information and choose your classes.  

 

Consortium students should verify with their individual universities the courses that you will receive credit for when returning home.

 

Virginia Tech students must also officially register for classes on HokieSpa.  Failure to follow these instructions and register for classes will result in no academic credits



What is the general meeting?

The general meeting occurs every Monday of the academic year at 1:30PM.  We have found the general meeting to be the best WAAC method of communicating information to students and faculty.

Information will include announcements by faculty and students, weekly schedule information, updates and other information.



How do I choose my studio design project?

At the beginning of each semester studio design projects choices will be posted in the main lobby of 1001 Prince Street.  WAAC students are free to choose a studio project that matches your individual interests.  Design studios will be formed based on the projects chosen.  You may choose your top three studio design choices in the student information portion of this website (here).  Most students will receive their first design project choice.  Final studio lists will be posted on this website and at the WAAC.

 

 

How do I get faculty desk critiques for my studio projects? 

All faculty post critique signup sheets outside of their offices.  Typically faculty are available during design studio hours for individual desk critiques.  These schedules constantly change depending on group pin-ups, faculty travel schedules and other university obligations.  Please check with each faculty individually regarding their availability for desk critiques.


During the first week of classes students are free to attend any or all of the classes interested in taking for the semester.  Each class will have an individual signup sheet during the class to participate.  If you do not attend the first class you are not eligible without special permission to participate in the class.  Final class lists for oversubscribed classes will be posted.  Unsubscribed classes are subject to cancellation.

 

All students should also use the registration section of this website to complete the student information and choose your classes.  

 

Consortium students should verify with their individual universities the courses that you will receive credit for when returning home.

 

Virginia Tech students must also officially register for classes on HokieSpa.  Failure to follow these instructions and register for classes will result in no academic credits.

 


Where do I get my architecture supplies?

Local suppliers of supplies for WAAC students include the following:

 

 

Utrecht in Washington, DC, 

Accessible by Metro.

http://www.utrechtart.com

 

1250 I (“Eye”) Street NW

Washington, DC
*Entrance: 13th St between I St & New York Ave
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 898-0555


 

 

Plaza Artists materials (accessible by car)

3045 Nutley Street

Fairfax, Virginia 22031

703.280.4500

 

http://www.plazaart.com/

http://www.plazaart.com/index.php?page=39

 


The Art League school

in the Torpedo Factory at the end of King Street

(Limited options)

 

http://school.theartleague.org/art_supply_store.php

 

 

 

Good online supply retailers include:

 

Pitman

http://www.pitman.com (formerly Charette)

 

Pearl

http://www.pearlpaint.com

 

Dick Blick

http://www.dickblick.com

 

 

How do I use the computers in the lab?

 All WAAC students have access to the computer labs in 1001, 1021 and 901 Prince Street 24/7.  Students receive their username and password at computer orientation during the first week of the semester.  Computer orientation times will be announced at the 1:30PM Monday general meeting, on the weekly schedule and posted around the WAAC.  Without a username and password you will not be able to use the computers or printers.

 

 

How do I use the printers in the lab?

As part of the Center Activities Fee all WAAC students receive $50 in computer printing credits per semester.  Additional printing credits can be purchased in the library or the main office during business hours.  Please remember to purchase printing credit during business hours before midterm or final reviews, late night or weekend projects.

 

Additional purchased printing credits will roll over to future semesters.  Any remaining funds of the original $50 not used during the semester will be lost to individual accounts and will support other areas of the WAAC.  

 

Refunds for printing errors can be obtained in the library or main office.


New Printing policy for Thesis students

Starting in the fall of 2011, thesis students will no longer be permitted to have their printing accounts set to unrestricted.  Students will be required to leave a check for $250 or more with the Office (payable to Center Activities Fund) prior to their defense.   This check will be deposited two weeks after the defense if the student does not replace the  check with the final printing posts. The printing restriction will be set to the amount of the check.  If the student spends less than the stated amount on the check, a refund will be given.  The student will also have the option of writing a new check for the correct amount (and the original check will be returned to the student.)Printing costs must be paid for in full  WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE FINAL DEFENSE!

 

How do I use the laser cutter? 

The laser cutter is available 24/7.  It is a very useful but potentially dangerous tool.  You must sign up for training to use the laser cutter.  Training session times will be posted outside the laser cutter lab in the lower level of 1001.  

Do not attempt to use any equipment at the WAAC without proper training.  GTA's are available to assist in helping all students correctly use the equipment

 


How do I use the shop?

The WAAC shops are open 24/7.  It is mandatory to attend WAAC shop training before using any of the shop equipment.  Shop training times will be announced at the general meeting, posted at the WAAC and on the weekly schedule.  Never operate equipment in the WAAC shop alone.  Know how to correctly use the equipment before you attempt to use it.  We have GTA's, shop assistants and faculty all available to help in the shop.

 


How do I use the WAAC library?

The WAAC Library is open from 10 a.m.  until 6 p.m., Monday – Friday.   The WAAC Librarian is Marlene Koenig and she can help you with all your research needs.   For more information about the library, please contact Marlene at mkoenig@vt.edu .  Her phone number is 703-706-3039.    Click on the  WAAC Library for access to the Library catalog and other important sites.















































1) How do I register for a desk?

At noon on Monday, one week before classes begin a plan of all studio desks will be posted in the lobby at 1001 Prince Street.  All new students can choose a desk at that time according to school, level and availability.  Existing students can switch desk locations as available.


2) Where do I park my car?

Student parking is not permitted on university property during normal business hours.  Students may park in in the faculty/staff lot after 6PM until 8AM and on weekends.  Alexandria street parking is available in the adjacent neighborhood.  In designated areas parking spaces without metered parking is available for two hours.  Alexandria metered parking spaces cost $1.75 per hour.  The City of Alexandria operates a parking lot off of Henry Street.  Daily parking in the City lot is $8.00.

There are many paid parking lots and garages within walking distance of the WAAC.  The university Gallery apartments also offers limited parking at the same rate as on the campus in Blacksburg, $160 per year. Please contact Ann Elise Schneider (aesgallery@gmail.com) regarding parking at the Gallery.


3) How do I register to live in on campus housing?

Please contact the Gallery resident manager, Ann Elise Schneider (aesgallery@gmail.com) regarding on campus university housing.  Rates and the application can be found here: (link to Gallery PDF)

4) How do I get faculty desk critiques for my studio projects? 

All faculty post critique sign up sheets outside of their offices.  Typically faculty are available during design studio hours for individual desk critiques.  These schedules constantly change depending on group pin-ups, faculty travel schedules and other university obligations.  Please check with each faculty individually regarding their availability for desk critiques.


5) Where do I get my art supplies?

Local suppliers of supplies for WAAC students include the following:


Utrecht in Washington, DC, 
accessible by Metro.

1250 I (“Eye”) Street NW
Washington, DC
*Entrance: 13th St between I St & New York Ave
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 898-0555


Plaza Artists materials (accessible by car)
3045 Nutley Street
Fairfax, Virginia 22031


The Art League school
in the Torpedo Factory at the end of King Street
(Limited options)




Good online supply retailers include:


Pitman
http://www.pitman.com (formerly Charette)

Pearl

Dick Blick



6) How do I get a fob key to get into the building?

Access to all facilities is possible once you obtain your individual key fob from the front office in 1001 Prince Street.  Access to all facilities is available 24/7. Individual key fobs will remain active during the academic year as long as all student fees are current and paid.  If your key fob is not working please come by the main office.  Lost key fobs cost $10.  You may return your key fob when you leave the WAAC for a $10 refund.

Do not share your key fob with other students or other individuals.  Please report a lost fob to the main office.  In the event your fob is lost we will issue you a new one and deactivate the lost fob.


7) How do I use the computers in the lab?

All WAAC students have access to the computer labs in 1001, 1021 and 901 Prince Street 24/7.  Students receive their username and password at computer orientation during the first week of the semester.  Computer orientation times will be announced at the 1:30PM Monday general meeting, on the weekly schedule and posted around the WAAC.  Without a username and password you will not be able to use the computers or printers.


8) How do I register for classes? 

During the first week of classes students are free to attend any or all of the classes interested in taking for the semester.  Each class will have an individual sign up sheet during the class to participate.  If you do not attend the first class you are not eligible without special permission to participate in the class.  Final class lists for over subscribed classes will be posted.  Unsubscribed classes are subject to cancellation.

All students should also use the registration section of this website to complete the student information and choose your classes.  

Consortium students should verify with their individual universities the courses that you will receive credit for when returning home.

Virginia Tech students must also officially register for classes on HokieSpa.  Failure to follow these instructions and register for classes will result in no academic credits.


9) What is the general meeting?


The general meeting occurs every Monday of the academic year at 1:30PM.  We have found the general meeting to be the best WAAC method of communicating information to students and faculty.
Information will include announcements by faculty and students, weekly schedule information, updates and other information.


10) How do I use the printers in the lab?

As part of the Center Activities Fee all WAAC students receive $50 in computer printing credits per semester.  Additional printing credits can be purchased in the library or the main office during business hours.  Please remember to purchase printing credit during business hours before mid term or final reviews,  late night or weekend projects.

Additional purchased printing credits will roll over to future semesters.  Any remaining funds of the original $50 not used during the semester will be lost to individual accounts and will support other areas of the WAAC.  

Refunds for printing errors can be obtained in the library or main office.


11) How do I use the laser cutter? 

The laser cutter is available 24/7.  It is a very useful but potentially dangerous tool.  You must sign up for training to use the laser cutter.  Training session times will be posted outside the laser cutter lab in the lower level of 1001.  
Do not attempt to use any equipment at the WAAC without proper training.  GTA's are available to assist in helping all students correctly use the equipment



12) How do I use the shop?

The WAAC shops are open 24/7.  It is mandatory to attend WAAC shop training before using any of the shop equipment.  Shop training times will be announced at the general meeting, posted at the WAAC and on the weekly schedule.  Never operate equipment in the WAAC shop alone.  Know how to correctly use the equipment before you attempt to use it.  We have GTA's, shop assistants and faculty all available to help in the shop.



13) How do I choose my studio design project?

At the beginning of each semester studio design projects choices will be posted in the main lobby of 1001 Prince Street.  WAAC students are free to choose a studio project that matches your individual interests.  Design studios will be formed based on the projects chosen.  You may choose your top three studio design choices in the student information portion of this website (here).  Most students will receive their first design project choice.  Final studio lists will be posted on this website and at the WAAC.



14) How do I use the online library?

1) How do I register for a desk?

At noon on Monday, one week before classes begin a plan of all studio desks will be posted in the lobby at 1001 Prince Street.  All new students can choose a desk at that time according to school, level and availability.  Existing students can switch desk locations as available.


2) Where do I park my car?

Student parking is not permitted on university property during normal business hours.  Students may park in in the faculty/staff lot after 6PM until 8AM and on weekends.  Alexandria street parking is available in the adjacent neighborhood.  In designated areas parking spaces without metered parking is available for two hours.  Alexandria metered parking spaces cost $1.75 per hour.  The City of Alexandria operates a parking lot off of Henry Street.  Daily parking in the City lot is $8.00.

There are many paid parking lots and garages within walking distance of the WAAC.  The university Gallery apartments also offers limited parking at the same rate as on the campus in Blacksburg, $160 per year. Please contact Ann Elise Schneider (aesgallery@gmail.com) regarding parking at the Gallery.


3) How do I register to live in on campus housing?

Please contact the Gallery resident manager, Ann Elise Schneider (aesgallery@gmail.com) regarding on campus university housing.  Rates and the application can be found here: (link to Gallery PDF)

4) How do I get faculty desk critiques for my studio projects? 

All faculty post critique sign up sheets outside of their offices.  Typically faculty are available during design studio hours for individual desk critiques.  These schedules constantly change depending on group pin-ups, faculty travel schedules and other university obligations.  Please check with each faculty individually regarding their availability for desk critiques.


5) Where do I get my art supplies?

Local suppliers of supplies for WAAC students include the following:


Utrecht in Washington, DC, 
accessible by Metro.

1250 I (“Eye”) Street NW
Washington, DC
*Entrance: 13th St between I St & New York Ave
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 898-0555


Plaza Artists materials (accessible by car)
3045 Nutley Street
Fairfax, Virginia 22031


The Art League school
in the Torpedo Factory at the end of King Street
(Limited options)




Good online supply retailers include:


Pitman
http://www.pitman.com (formerly Charette)

Pearl

Dick Blick



6) How do I get a fob key to get into the building?

Access to all facilities is possible once you obtain your individual key fob from the front office in 1001 Prince Street.  Access to all facilities is available 24/7. Individual key fobs will remain active during the academic year as long as all student fees are current and paid.  If your key fob is not working please come by the main office.  Lost key fobs cost $10.  You may return your key fob when you leave the WAAC for a $10 refund.

Do not share your key fob with other students or other individuals.  Please report a lost fob to the main office.  In the event your fob is lost we will issue you a new one and deactivate the lost fob.


7) How do I use the computers in the lab?

All WAAC students have access to the computer labs in 1001, 1021 and 901 Prince Street 24/7.  Students receive their username and password at computer orientation during the first week of the semester.  Computer orientation times will be announced at the 1:30PM Monday general meeting, on the weekly schedule and posted around the WAAC.  Without a username and password you will not be able to use the computers or printers.


8) How do I register for classes? 

During the first week of classes students are free to attend any or all of the classes interested in taking for the semester.  Each class will have an individual sign up sheet during the class to participate.  If you do not attend the first class you are not eligible without special permission to participate in the class.  Final class lists for over subscribed classes will be posted.  Unsubscribed classes are subject to cancellation.

All students should also use the registration section of this website to complete the student information and choose your classes.  

Consortium students should verify with their individual universities the courses that you will receive credit for when returning home.

Virginia Tech students must also officially register for classes on HokieSpa.  Failure to follow these instructions and register for classes will result in no academic credits.


9) What is the general meeting?


The general meeting occurs every Monday of the academic year at 1:30PM.  We have found the general meeting to be the best WAAC method of communicating information to students and faculty.
Information will include announcements by faculty and students, weekly schedule information, updates and other information.


10) How do I use the printers in the lab?

As part of the Center Activities Fee all WAAC students receive $50 in computer printing credits per semester.  Additional printing credits can be purchased in the library or the main office during business hours.  Please remember to purchase printing credit during business hours before mid term or final reviews,  late night or weekend projects.

Additional purchased printing credits will roll over to future semesters.  Any remaining funds of the original $50 not used during the semester will be lost to individual accounts and will support other areas of the WAAC.  

Refunds for printing errors can be obtained in the library or main office.


11) How do I use the laser cutter? 

The laser cutter is available 24/7.  It is a very useful but potentially dangerous tool.  You must sign up for training to use the laser cutter.  Training session times will be posted outside the laser cutter lab in the lower level of 1001.  
Do not attempt to use any equipment at the WAAC without proper training.  GTA's are available to assist in helping all students correctly use the equipment



12) How do I use the shop?

The WAAC shops are open 24/7.  It is mandatory to attend WAAC shop training before using any of the shop equipment.  Shop training times will be announced at the general meeting, posted at the WAAC and on the weekly schedule.  Never operate equipment in the WAAC shop alone.  Know how to correctly use the equipment before you attempt to use it.  We have GTA's, shop assistants and faculty all available to help in the shop.



13) How do I choose my studio design project?

At the beginning of each semester studio design projects choices will be posted in the main lobby of 1001 Prince Street.  WAAC students are free to choose a studio project that matches your individual interests.  Design studios will be formed based on the projects chosen.  You may choose your top three studio design choices in the student information portion of this website (here).  Most students will receive their first design project choice.  Final studio lists will be posted on this website and at the WAAC.



14) How do I use the online library?

1) How do I register for a desk?

At noon on Monday, one week before classes begin a plan of all studio desks will be posted in the lobby at 1001 Prince Street.  All new students can choose a desk at that time according to school, level and availability.  Existing students can switch desk locations as available.


2) Where do I park my car?

Student parking is not permitted on university property during normal business hours.  Students may park in in the faculty/staff lot after 6PM until 8AM and on weekends.  Alexandria street parking is available in the adjacent neighborhood.  In designated areas parking spaces without metered parking is available for two hours.  Alexandria metered parking spaces cost $1.75 per hour.  The City of Alexandria operates a parking lot off of Henry Street.  Daily parking in the City lot is $8.00.

There are many paid parking lots and garages within walking distance of the WAAC.  The university Gallery apartments also offers limited parking at the same rate as on the campus in Blacksburg, $160 per year. Please contact Ann Elise Schneider (aesgallery@gmail.com) regarding parking at the Gallery.


3) How do I register to live in on campus housing?

Please contact the Gallery resident manager, Ann Elise Schneider (aesgallery@gmail.com) regarding on campus university housing.  Rates and the application can be found here: (link to Gallery PDF)

4) How do I get faculty desk critiques for my studio projects? 

All faculty post critique sign up sheets outside of their offices.  Typically faculty are available during design studio hours for individual desk critiques.  These schedules constantly change depending on group pin-ups, faculty travel schedules and other university obligations.  Please check with each faculty individually regarding their availability for desk critiques.


5) Where do I get my art supplies?

Local suppliers of supplies for WAAC students include the following:


Utrecht in Washington, DC, 
accessible by Metro.

1250 I (“Eye”) Street NW
Washington, DC
*Entrance: 13th St between I St & New York Ave
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 898-0555


Plaza Artists materials (accessible by car)
3045 Nutley Street
Fairfax, Virginia 22031


The Art League school
in the Torpedo Factory at the end of King Street
(Limited options)




Good online supply retailers include:


Pitman
http://www.pitman.com (formerly Charette)

Pearl

Dick Blick



6) How do I get a fob key to get into the building?

Access to all facilities is possible once you obtain your individual key fob from the front office in 1001 Prince Street.  Access to all facilities is available 24/7. Individual key fobs will remain active during the academic year as long as all student fees are current and paid.  If your key fob is not working please come by the main office.  Lost key fobs cost $10.  You may return your key fob when you leave the WAAC for a $10 refund.

Do not share your key fob with other students or other individuals.  Please report a lost fob to the main office.  In the event your fob is lost we will issue you a new one and deactivate the lost fob.


7) How do I use the computers in the lab?

All WAAC students have access to the computer labs in 1001, 1021 and 901 Prince Street 24/7.  Students receive their username and password at computer orientation during the first week of the semester.  Computer orientation times will be announced at the 1:30PM Monday general meeting, on the weekly schedule and posted around the WAAC.  Without a username and password you will not be able to use the computers or printers.


8) How do I register for classes? 

During the first week of classes students are free to attend any or all of the classes interested in taking for the semester.  Each class will have an individual sign up sheet during the class to participate.  If you do not attend the first class you are not eligible without special permission to participate in the class.  Final class lists for over subscribed classes will be posted.  Unsubscribed classes are subject to cancellation.

All students should also use the registration section of this website to complete the student information and choose your classes.  

Consortium students should verify with their individual universities the courses that you will receive credit for when returning home.

Virginia Tech students must also officially register for classes on HokieSpa.  Failure to follow these instructions and register for classes will result in no academic credits.


9) What is the general meeting?


The general meeting occurs every Monday of the academic year at 1:30PM.  We have found the general meeting to be the best WAAC method of communicating information to students and faculty.
Information will include announcements by faculty and students, weekly schedule information, updates and other information.


10) How do I use the printers in the lab?

As part of the Center Activities Fee all WAAC students receive $50 in computer printing credits per semester.  Additional printing credits can be purchased in the library or the main office during business hours.  Please remember to purchase printing credit during business hours before mid term or final reviews,  late night or weekend projects.

Additional purchased printing credits will roll over to future semesters.  Any remaining funds of the original $50 not used during the semester will be lost to individual accounts and will support other areas of the WAAC.  

Refunds for printing errors can be obtained in the library or main office.


11) How do I use the laser cutter? 

The laser cutter is available 24/7.  It is a very useful but potentially dangerous tool.  You must sign up for training to use the laser cutter.  Training session times will be posted outside the laser cutter lab in the lower level of 1001.  
Do not attempt to use any equipment at the WAAC without proper training.  GTA's are available to assist in helping all students correctly use the equipment



12) How do I use the shop?

The WAAC shops are open 24/7.  It is mandatory to attend WAAC shop training before using any of the shop equipment.  Shop training times will be announced at the general meeting, posted at the WAAC and on the weekly schedule.  Never operate equipment in the WAAC shop alone.  Know how to correctly use the equipment before you attempt to use it.  We have GTA's, shop assistants and faculty all available to help in the shop.



13) How do I choose my studio design project?

At the beginning of each semester studio design projects choices will be posted in the main lobby of 1001 Prince Street.  WAAC students are free to choose a studio project that matches your individual interests.  Design studios will be formed based on the projects chosen.  You may choose your top three studio design choices in the student information portion of this website (here).  Most students will receive their first design project choice.  Final studio lists will be posted on this website and at the WAAC.



14) How do I use the online library?