University of Charleston

The Innovation Center was created as a space for creation, collaboration, studying, invention and group events.


It is available to UC students, who are welcome to utilize its computer lab, technology, study spaces and classrooms.  Organizations can reserve the Center for special events and ceremonies.

  • Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to Midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to Midnight

UC students and community organizations can reserve spaces in the Innovation Center (including the atrium), by emailing David Ramsburg at with name of group, size of group, date and time needed.

The first floor can be used for individual and small study groups without a reservation.  The 2nd floor spaces must be reserved for hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at least 24 hours in advance.

Yes, but remember there could be weekly meetings scheduled in the classroom.  The Maker Lab area is typically open and available for individual or small group meetings.

For students in the Innovation Center, food and drinks are allowed, but you are asked to please make sure that you are cleaning up after yourself.  If food and drinks become an issue then this will become a food and drink free zone.

Community and Organization events held at the Innovation Center will be catered by our Catering/Events Office.

For attending an event, there is no need to sign in.  For students using the Center after 5:00 p.m. you’ll need to sign in at the front desk on 1st floor.

  • The entire space is monitored by security cameras.
  • After 5:00 p.m. we ask that everyone enter and exit only through the 1st floor entrances.
  • Please do not open the doors for others trying to enter after 5:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor.  It is important that everyone enter on the 1st floor and sign in.

  • Classroom on 2nd Floor
  • Maker Lab on 2nd Floor
  • One Button Studio on 2nd Floor
  • 1st Floor is individual and Small Group seating
  • 1st Floor area and Atrium are available for group events

Yes, if you have been trained and know how to use the technology, we welcome you to use it. The exception to this is the 3-D printers – their use is only for specific students and faculty with permission to use them.

Please be courteous to groups working in the Innovation Center and be aware that classes will be held some evenings. Also note that occasionally large events will take place in the area as well, and may prevent first floor access to the Center.


For more information or questions, please contact David Ramsburg.