Tyler Haynes Commons

At the heart of campus, Tyler Haynes Commons is a central hub to hang out, grab a meal, play pool or video games, or attend an event!

Offering a ballroom, lounge areas, meeting and event spaces, two dining facilities, the Spider Shop, and a variety of student and student org support services, Tyler Haynes Commons brings students, faculty, and staff together as a community.

The building is open daily from 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.; after hours, faculty, staff, and students can access the building using their SpiderCard. There is an elevator and three stairwells in the building to access the three floors of the building. Restrooms are located on each floor, including two all-gender restrooms, located on the second floor between the Spider Shop and Student Involvement.

In case of inclement weather, the storm shelter is located on the first floor nearest to the Cellar pub.

Information Desk

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) Information Desk is located on the second floor of Tyler Haynes Commons and is a one-stop location for a variety of services and questions. 

CSI Information Desk Hours

During the Academic Year
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

During the Summer
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

The Information Desk is closed on all University holidays

Information Desk Services

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  • Key Checkout for University Spaces

    The Center for Student Involvement at the University of Richmond provides key control for University faculty, staff, and students specifically for event-related needs; this includes CSI vehicle reservations. 

    Faculty, staff, and students may be asked to show their SpiderCard and will be required to complete the key checkout form. Keys can be picked up anytime the Information Desk is open.

    Keys should be returned promptly (within 24 hours of the event’s completion) to the Information Desk either to the dropbox located on the wall next to the Information Desk or by handing the key to a student staff member. 

    University Key Policy 

  • Game Check-Out

    The Current features video game consoles, a pool table, and a foosball table.

    When the information desk is open, faculty, staff, or students can check out video games, board games, pool table balls and cues, and foosball table balls. A SpiderCard is required to check out any equipment.

    Game Inventory (updated July 2022)


  • Audio-Visual Equipment for Events

    The Center for Student Involvement may provide audio-visual (AV) equipment and student AV technician assistance for events taking place in Tyler Haynes Commons with a reservation made at least two weeks prior to the event date. To reserve AV equipment for your event, indicate your needs on your event request. A minimum notice of 14 days is needed for the Center for Student involvement to accommodate your request.

    Equipment Available

    The Center for Student Involvement has portable public address (PA) Systems reservable through the Events Reservation System. Each system comes with the following:

    • 1 6-channel Mackie board per system
    • 2 1000-watt Behringer speakers per system
    • Up to 2 wired mics per system
    • Support for plugging up MP3 player/Phone/Tablet/Laptop for playing music 

    Other Equipment Available

    • Wireless Microphones (where available and in certain spaces)
    • Wired Microphones
    • Lapel Microphone
    • Portable Projector
    • HDMI and VGA cables
    • Presentation clickers
    • Wireless Bluetooth speakers
  • Assistance within any Student Center

    The CSI Information Desk is available to assist with issues within any of our student-centered spaces on campus—Tyler Haynes Commons, Student Activities Complex (The Web) and Student Organization Lodge (The Cave).

    Please report any of the following to the CSI Information Desk:

    • AV not working in any space or having AV issues
    • Facility concerns
    • Room not set up according to EMS reservation

    Did you forget something for your meeting or event? We are happy to help as much as we can!