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, and a variety of student and student org support services. Tyler Haynes Commons brings together students, faculty, and staff as a community.

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

Academic Year
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Break Periods and Summer
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Information Desk Services

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  • COVID-19 Masks and At-Home Tests

    The University will continue to provide self-test kits and masks to faculty, staff, and students at no cost throughout the summer. 

    Faculty, staff, and students can choose between KN-95, N-95, and surgical masks, while supplies last.

    When picking up COVID self-test kit, a SpiderCard must be presented, and only one test can be picked up each day. Each self-test kit contains two tests. 

  • 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 Information Desk or by handing the key to a student staff member. 

    University Key Policy 

  • Game Check-Out

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

    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
  • Presence Swipe Card Checkout

    Student organizations and departments that register their event in Presence are encouraged to checkout a wireless Bluetooth enabled swipe card reader to make tracking attendance easy! Instructions on how to swipe SpiderCards at your event are included!

  • 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), Student Organizaiton 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 setup according to EMS reservation

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