Physical Facilities Inventory - Room Use Definitions

001 - Non-Assignable Area

The following categories are included to complete the list of room use categories for institutions that choose to include nonassignable space in the facilities room inventory.
 
010 Custodial Area
 
Definition: The sum of all areas of a building used for its protection, care, and maintenance.
 
Description: Should include such areas as trash rooms, guardrooms, custodial rooms, custodial locker rooms, and custodial supply rooms.
 
Limitations: Should not include central physical-plant shop areas, nor special-purpose storage or maintenance rooms, such as linen closets and maid rooms in residence halls.
 
020 Circulation Area
 
Definition: The sum of all areas on all floors of a building required for physical access to some subdivision of space, whether directly bounded by partitions or not.
 
Description: Included should be, but is not limited to, public corridors, fire towers, elevator lobbies, tunnels, bridges, and each floor's footprint of elevator shafts, escalators and stairways. Also included are corridors, whether walled or not, provided they are within the outside facelines of the buildings to the extent of the roof drop line.
 
Limitations: Deductions should not be made for necessary building columns and projections. When determining corridor areas, only spaces required for public access should be included. Restricted access private circulation aisles used only for circulation within an organization's suite of rooms, auditoria, or other working areas should not be included.
 
025 Receiving
 
Definition: The areas of a building required for the loading and unloading of materials, supplies, books, etc.
 
Description: Includes areas, such as loading docks. Any part of a loading dock that is not covered is to be excluded from both the receiving area and the gross building area.
 
Limitations: A loading dock which is also used for central storage should be regarded as assignable area and coded as Central Storage (730).
 
030 Mechanical Area
 
Definition: That portion of the net area designed to house mechanical equipment, utility services, and shaft areas.
 
Description: Included should be mechanical areas such as central utility plants, boiler rooms, mechanical and electrical equipment rooms, fuel rooms, meter and communications closets, and each floor's footprint of air ducts, pipe shafts, mechanical service shafts, service chutes, and stacks.
 
Limitations: Deductions should not be made for necessary building columns and projections. Areas designated as private toilets are not included.
 
031 Restroom
 
Definition: The area of a building used for nonprivate toilet facilities.
 
Description: Should include nonprivate toilet rooms (custodial and public).
 
Limitations: Deductions should not be made for necessary building columns and projections.
 
 

002 - Structural Area

The remaining area within the gross square footage of a building is structural or "construction" area, which cannot be occupied or put to use.
 
040 Structural Area
 
Definition: Should be construed to mean that portion of the gross area which cannot be occupied or put to use because of structural building features.
 
Description: Examples of building features normally classified as structural area are exterior walls, fire walls, permanent partitions, unusable areas in attics or basements, or comparable portions of a building with ceiling height restrictions, as well as unexcavated basement areas. 003 - Unclassified Facilities Unclassified facilities include those assignable areas that are inactive or unassigned; in the process of being altered, renovated, or converted; or in an unfinished state.
 
050 Inactive Area
 
Definition: Rooms available for assignment to an organizational unit or activity but unassigned at the time of the inventory.
 
Limitations: Rooms being modified or not completed at the time of the inventory are classified as Alteration or Conversion Area (060) or Unfinished Area (070).
 
051 Inactive Area-Assigned
 
Definition: Rooms available for use and assigned to an organizational unit or activity but not currently occupied or being used.
 
Limitations: Rooms being modified or not completed at the time of the inventory are classified as Alteration or Conversion Area (060, 061) or Unfinished Area (070, 071).
 
052 Inactive Area-To Be Demolished
 
Definition: Rooms in a building scheduled for demolition.
 
060 Alteration or Conversion Area
 
Definition: Rooms available for assignment to an organizational unit or activity but are temporarily out of use because they are being altered, remodeled, or rehabilitated at the time of the inventory.
 
Limitations: Rooms inactive or not completed at the time of the inventory are classified as Inactive Area (050, 051) or Unfinished Area (070, 071), respectively.
 
061 Alteration or Conversion-Assigned
 
Definition: Rooms assigned to an organizational unit or activity but are temporarily out of use because they are being altered, remodeled, or rehabilitated at the time of the inventory.
 
Limitations: Rooms inactive or not completed at the time of the inventory are classified as Inactive Area (050, 051) or Unfinished Area (070, 071), respectively.
 
070 Unfinished Area
 
Definition: All potentially assignable areas in new buildings, shell space, or additions to existing buildings not completely finished at the time of the inventory and that have not been assigned to a particular organizational unit or activity.
 
Limitations: Intended only for the unfinished part or shell area of a building or addition; the parts that are in use should be appropriately classified elsewhere.
 
071 Unfinished Area-Assigned
 
Definition: All potentially assignable areas in new buildings, shell space, or additions to existing buildings not completely finished at the time of the inventory and that have been assigned to a particular organizational unit or activity.
 
Limitations: Intended only for the unfinished part or shell area of a building or addition; the parts that are in use should be appropriately classified elsewhere.
 
080 Use Not Known
 
Definition: All potentially assignable areas in buildings where occupying departments have no access or are unable to identify use.
 
 

100 - Classroom Facilities

This category aggregates classroom facilities as an institution-wide resource, even though these areas may fall under different levels of organizational control. The term "classroom" includes not only general purpose classrooms, but also lecture halls, recitation rooms, seminar rooms, and other rooms used primarily for scheduled nonlaboratory instruction. Total classroom facilities include any support rooms that serve the classroom activity (e.g., 110 plus 115 as defined below). A classroom may contain various types of instructional aids or equipment (e.g., multimedia or telecommunications equipment) as long as these do not tie the room to instruction in a specific subject or discipline. (For treatment of such space, see 200 Laboratory Facilities.)
 
110 Classroom
 
Definition: A room used for classes and that is also not tied to a specific subject or discipline by equipment in the room or the configuration of the room.
 
Description: Includes rooms generally used for scheduled instruction that require no special, restrictive equipment or configuration. These rooms may be called lecture rooms, lecture-demonstration rooms, and general-purpose classrooms. A classroom may be equipped with tablet armchairs (fixed to the floor, joined in groups, or flexible in arrangement), tables and chairs (as in a seminar room), or similar types of seating. These rooms may contain multimedia or telecommunications equipment. A classroom may be furnished with special equipment (e.g., globes, pianos, maps) appropriate to a specific area of study, if this equipment does not render the room unsuitable for use by classes in other areas of study.
 
Limitations: This category does not include Conference Rooms (350), Meeting Rooms (680), Auditoria (610), or Class Laboratories (210). Auditoria are distinguished from lecture rooms based on primary use. A large room with seating oriented toward some focal point, and which is used for dramatic or musical productions, is an Assembly (610) facility (e.g., an auditorium normally used for purposes other than scheduled classes). A class laboratory is distinguished from a classroom based on equipment in the room and by its restrictive use. If a room is restricted to a single or closely related group of disciplines by special equipment or room configuration, it is a laboratory.
 
115 Classroom Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves one or more classrooms as an extension of the activities in that room.
 
Description: Includes projection rooms, telecommunications control booths, preparation rooms, coat rooms, closets, storage areas, etc., if they serve classrooms.
 
Limitations: Does not include projection rooms, coat rooms, preparation rooms, closets, or storage areas, if such rooms serve laboratories, conference rooms, meeting rooms, assembly facilities, etc. A projection booth in an auditorium (not used primarily for scheduled classes) is classified as Assembly Service (615).
 
120 Special Classroom/Seminar
 
Definition: A room used by classes that require special-purpose equipment for student use but which could also be used for other classes when necessary.
 
Limitations: Conference rooms and meeting rooms are distinguished from seminar rooms according to primary use; rooms with tables and chairs that are used primarily for meetings (as opposed to classes) are conference rooms or meeting rooms (see room codes 350 and 680 for distinction).
 
125 Special Classroom/Seminar Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves one or more special classrooms/seminars as an extension of the activities in such a room.
 

200 - Laboratory Facilities

A laboratory is a facility characterized by special purpose equipment or a specific room configuration which ties instructional or research activities to a particular discipline or a closely related group of disciplines. These activities may be individual or group in nature, with or without supervision. Laboratories may be found in all fields of study including letters, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, vocational and technical disciplines. etc. Laboratory facilities can be subdivided into four categories: class, open, research/nonclass laboratory, and special/nonclass laboratory. A class laboratory is used for scheduled instruction. An open laboratory supports instruction but is not formally scheduled. A research/nonclass laboratory is used for research, experimentation, observation, research training, or structured creative activity that supports extension of a field of knowledge. A special/nonclass laboratory is used for laboratory applications that require special-purpose equipment for staff and/or student experimentation or observation that is not primarily used for research or instruction (primarily Cooperative Extension). NOTE: Within comprehensive research universities, it is difficult to draw precise lines between instruction and research activities. At institutions with medical and health science programs, it is even more complicated because of the difficulty in distinguishing between patient care and instruction or research activities. The problem of joint activities makes the classification of space very difficult. The complexity of "research" and how it may affect room use classification decisions needs discussion at the institutional level. In general, there are three categories of research activities: externally budgeted or funded projects or centers, and separately organized centers or projects that are funded from institutional resources; departmental research activities that are neither separately budgeted or organized; and creative and intellectual activities of faculty in some disciplines that are the equivalent of departmental research (e.g., visual and performing arts are common examples). When this complexity exists, institutions may elect to use standard room use codes for laboratories, office space, etc., and rely upon the actual activities of the faculty and staff housed within the space to determine the distinction between instruction and research. The room inventory data elements include a designation of function as a separate code for each room. If combined with financial and activity information, the combination of function and room use codes can accurately represent allocations of space for research more effectively and accurately than reliance upon only the room use code.
 
210 Class Laboratory
 
Definition: A room used primarily by regularly scheduled classes that require special-purpose equipment or a specific room configuration for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice in an academic discipline.
 
Description: A class laboratory is designed for or furnished with equipment to serve the needs of a particular discipline for group instruction in formally or regularly scheduled classes. This special equipment normally limits or precludes its use for other disciplines. Included in this category are rooms generally called teaching laboratories, instructional shops, typing or computer laboratories, drafting rooms, band rooms, choral rooms, (group) music practice rooms, language laboratories, (group) studios, theater stage areas used primarily for instruction, instructional health laboratories, and similar specially designed or equipped rooms, if they are used primarily for group instruction in formally or regularly scheduled classes. Computer rooms used primarily to instruct students in the use of computers are classified as class laboratories if that instruction is conducted primarily in formally or regularly scheduled classes.
 
Limitations: Does not include Classrooms (110). Does not include informally scheduled or unscheduled laboratories (see 220). This category does not include rooms generally defined as Research/ Nonclass Laboratories (250). It does not include gymnasia, pools, drill halls, laboratory schools, demonstration houses, and similar facilities that are included under Special-Use Facilities (500 series). Computer rooms in libraries or used primarily for study should be classified as Study Rooms (410).
 
215 Class Laboratory Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves one or more class laboratories as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
 
Description: Includes any room that directly serves a class laboratory. Included are projection rooms, telecommunications control booths, coat rooms, preparation rooms, closets, material storage (including temporary hazardous materials storage), balance rooms, cold rooms, stock rooms, dark rooms, equipment issue rooms, etc., if they serve a class laboratory.
 
Limitations: Does not include service rooms that support Classrooms (115), Open Laboratories (225), or Research/Nonclass Laboratories (255). Animal Quarters (570) and Greenhouses (580) are categorized separately.
 
220 Open Laboratory
 
Definition: A laboratory used primarily for individual or group instruction that is informally scheduled, unscheduled, or open.
 
Description: An open laboratory is designed for or furnished with equipment that serves the needs of a particular discipline or discipline group for individual or group instruction where 1) use of the room is not formally or regularly scheduled, or 2) access is limited to specific groups of students. Included in this category are rooms generally called music practice rooms, language laboratories used for individualized instruction, studios for individualized instruction, special laboratories or learning laboratories if discipline restricted, individual laboratories, and computer laboratories involving specialized restrictive software or where access is limited to specific categories of students. For example, a computer laboratory with only engineering or CAD software or a computer-based writing laboratory available only to English composition students would be classified as an open laboratory because of the restricted usage of the room for a particular discipline or discipline group. Rooms containing computer equipment that is not restricted to a specific discipline or discipline group are classified as Study Rooms (see 410).
 
Limitations: Laboratories with formally or regularly scheduled classes are Class Laboratories (210). This category also does not included rooms defined as Research/Nonclass Laboratories (250). A room that contains equipment (e.g., typewriters, microcomputers) which does not restrict use to a specific discipline or discipline group, and which is typically used at a student's convenience, should be classified as a Study Room (410).
 
225 Open Laboratory Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves one or more open laboratories as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
 
Description: Includes only those rooms that directly serve an open laboratory. Included are projection rooms, telecommunications control booths, coat rooms, preparation rooms, closets, material storage (including temporary hazardous materials storage), balance rooms, cold rooms, stock rooms, dark rooms, equipment issue rooms, and similar facilities, if they serve open laboratories.
 
Limitations: Does not include service rooms that support classrooms (see 115), Class Laboratories (215), or Research/Nonclass Laboratories (255). Animal quarters (570), Greenhouses (580), and Central Service (750) facilities are categorized separately.
 
250 Research/Nonclass Laboratory
 
Definition: A room used primarily for laboratory experimentation, research, or training in research methods or professional research and observation; or structured creative activity within a specific program.
 
Description: A research/nonclass laboratory is designed or equipped for faculty, staff, and students for the conduct of research and controlled or structured creative activities. These activities are generally confined to faculty, staff and assigned graduate students and are applicable to any academic discipline. Activities may include experimentation, application, observation, composition, or research training in a structured environment directed by one or more faculty or principal investigator(s). These activities do not include practice or independent study projects and activities which, although delivering "new knowledge" to a student, are not intended for a broader academic (or sponsoring) community (e.g., a presentation or publication). The category includes labs that are used for experiments, testing or "dry runs" in support of instructional or research activities.
 
Limitations: Student practice activity rooms should be classified under Open Laboratory (220). A combination office/music or art studio or combination office/research laboratory should be coded according to it primary use if only a single room use code can be applied. Determination also should be made whether the "studio" or "research lab" component involves developing new knowledge (or extending the application or distribution of existing knowledge) for a broader academic or sponsoring community (and not merely for the practitioner), or the activity is merely practice or learning within the applied instructional process. Primary use should be the determining criterion in either case. Does not include testing or monitoring facilities (e.g., seed sampling, water or environmental testing rooms) that are part of an institution's Central Service (750) system. Also does not include the often unstructured, spontaneous or improvisational creative activities of learning and practice within the performing arts, which take place in (scheduled) Class Laboratories (210) or, if not specifically scheduled, (practice) Open Laboratories (220). Such performing arts (and other science and nonscience) activities, which are controlled or structured to the extent that they are intended to produce a specific research or experimental outcome (e.g., a new or advanced technique), are included in the Research/Nonclass Laboratory (250) category. Nonclass public service laboratories which promote new knowledge in academic fields (e.g., animal diagnostic laboratories, cooperative extension laboratories) are not included in this category (see 260).
 
255 Research/Nonclass Laboratory Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves one or more research/nonclass laboratories as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
 
Description: Includes only those rooms that directly serve a research/nonclass laboratory. Included are projection rooms, telecommunications control booths, coat rooms, preparation rooms, closets, material storage, balance rooms, cold rooms, stock rooms, dark rooms, equipment issue rooms, temporary hazardous materials storage areas, and similar facilities, if they service research/nonclass laboratories.
 
Limitations: Does not include service rooms that support classrooms (see 115, 125), Class Laboratories (215), or Open Laboratories (225). Animal Quarters (570), Greenhouses (580), and Central Service (750) facilities are categorized separately.
 
260 Special/Nonclass Laboratory
 
Definition: A room used for laboratory applications that require special purpose equipment for staff and/or student experimentation or observation that is not primarily used for instruction or research.
 
Description: Included are rooms generally referred to as extension laboratories.
 
Limitations: Does not include rooms generally referred to as teaching laboratories, such as Class Laboratory (210) or Open Class Laboratory (220), or Research/Nonclass Laboratory (250).
 
265 Special/Nonclass Laboratory Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves one or more special/nonclass laboratories as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
 
Description: Included are balance rooms, cold rooms, stock rooms, dark rooms, etc. that serve a special/nonclass laboratory, except Animal Quarters (570) and Greenhouses (580).
 
Limitations: Does not include balance rooms, cold rooms, stock rooms, dark rooms, etc. that serve instruction laboratories (215 or 225) or Research/Nonclass Laboratories (255). Rooms that provide housing for laboratory animals are classified as Animal Quarters (570). Greenhouses are also separately categorized (580).
 

300 - Office Facilities

Office facilities are individual, multi-person, or workstation space specifically assigned to academic, administrative, and service functions of a college or university. While some institutions may wish to classify all office space as Office (310), others may wish to differentiate academic, administrative, staff, secretarial, clerical, or student assistant offices, etc., by applying additional codes. [See the listing of individual codes below.]
 
310 Office
 
Definition: A room housing faculty, staff, or students working at a one or more desks, tables, or workstations.
 
Description: An office is typically assigned to one or more persons as a station or work area. It may be equipped with desks, chairs, tables, bookcases, filing cabinets, computer workstations, microcomputers, or other office equipment. Included are faculty, administrative, clerical, graduate and teaching assistant, and student offices, etc.
 
Limitations: Any other rooms, such as glass shops, printing shops, study rooms, classrooms, research/nonclass laboratories, etc., that incidentally contain desk space for a technician or staff member, are classified according to the primary use of the room, rather than an office. However, if that desk space is the actual "office" for that technician or staff member, then the room should be prorated using actual square footage (i.e., desk area is approximately 50 sf and the room's primary use is as a Research/Nonclass Laboratory with 500 sf, then the room is prorated as 90% Research/Nonclass Lab and 10% Staff Office). Office areas do not need to have clearly visible physical boundaries; examples include open reception areas and library staff areas which would not otherwise by classified as Processing Rooms (440). In such cases, logical physical boundaries (phantom walls) may be assigned to calculate square footage. An office is differentiated from Office Service (315A) by the latter's use as a casual or intermittent workstation or service room. For example, a room with a microcomputer intermittently used by one or more people separately assigned to an office should be coded as Office Service (315). A combination office, studio, or research/nonclass laboratory should be prorated according to its multiple room use codes. A receptionist room that includes a waiting area should be coded as Secretary Office (312). 310A Faculty Office (includes Post-Doctoral positions) 310B Staff Office (includes A&P and Technical/ Paraprofessional positions) 310C Office of Department Head 310D Office of Dean 310E Office of Assistant Dean 310F Office of Associate Dean 310G Office of Director 311 Graduate Assistant Office (Also includes student assistant offices.) 312 Secretary Office (includes offices of Classified personnel)
 
315A General Office Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves an office or group of offices as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
 
Description: Includes file rooms, break rooms, kitchenettes service office areas, copy and fax rooms, vaults, closets, private rest rooms, records rooms, office supply rooms, first aid rooms service office areas, student counseling rooms and testing (nonhealth and nondiscipline related) rooms, and open and private (restricted access) circulation areas.
 
Limitations: Waiting, interview, and testing rooms are included as office service if they serve a specific office or office area and not a classroom or laboratory; a student counseling (nonhealth) testing room should be coded as Office Service (315A). A receptionist room that includes a waiting area should be coded as Office (310). Lounges which serve specific office areas and which are not generally available to the public should be coded as Office Service (315A). Centralized mail rooms, shipping or receiving areas, and duplicating or printing shops that serve more than one building (or department or school, etc.) or that are campus-wide in scope should be classified as Central Service (750).
 
315B Faculty Office Service
 
Definition: A room which directly serves a faculty office or not more than two faculty offices as an extension of the activities in an office.
 
Description: Included in this category are closets inside an office which have a number other than the office number.
 
350 Conference Room (Office Related)
 
Definition: A room serving an office complex and used primarily for staff meetings and departmental activities.
 
Description: A conference room is typically equipped with tables and chairs. Normally it is used by a specific organizational unit, whereas Meeting Rooms (680) are used for general purposes such as community or campus group meetings not associated with a particular department. If a room is used for both conference and meeting room functions, then the room should be classified according to its principal use. A conference room is distinguished from facilities such as seminar rooms, lecture rooms, and Classrooms (110) because it is used primarily for activities other than scheduled classes. A conference room is intended primarily for formal gatherings whereas a lounge is intended for relaxation and casual interaction. The category includes teleconference rooms.
 
Limitations: Does not include Classrooms (110), Special Classroom/Seminar rooms (120), auditoria (610), departmental lounges (315A), open lounges (650), and Meeting Rooms (680).
 
355 Conference-Room Service (Office Related)
 
Definition: A room that directly serves one or more conference rooms as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
 
Description: Includes kitchenettes, storage rooms, telecommunications control booths, projection rooms, sound equipment rooms, etc., if they serve conference rooms.
 
Limitations: Excluded are service rooms that support Meeting Rooms (685) or offices (315A, 315B).
 

400 - Study Facilities

Study space is classified into five categories: study room, stack, open-stack study room, processing room, and study service. Offices used for library activities are coded as office facilities. A study room may contain equipment or materials which aid the study or learning process (e.g., microcomputers, computer terminals, multimedia carrels, typewriters, records and tapes) and which do not restrict the room to a particular academic discipline or discipline group. Whereas a Study Room (410) may appear in almost any type of building on campus (e.g., academic, residential, student service), Stacks (420), Open-Stack Study Rooms (430), and Processing Rooms (440) are typically located in, but not limited to, central, branch, or departmental libraries. Identification of library space should be made through the use of function codes, and departmental space through the combined use of academic discipline and function codes. NOTE: Offices that serve library activities are coded as OFFICE FACILITIES. Therefore, a tabulation of all facilities dedicated to library activities may be obtained by summing all room-use categories for subprogram (41).
 
410 Study Room
 
Definition: A room or area used by individuals to study at their convenience, which is not restricted to a particular subject or discipline by contained equipment.
 
Description: Includes study or reading rooms located in libraries, residential facilities, academic or student service facilities, study carrel and booth areas, and similar rooms that are intended for general study purposes. Study stations may be grouped, as in a library reading room, or individualized, as in a carrel. Study stations may include microcomputers, typewriters, computer terminals, microform readers, or other multimedia equipment. The category Study Room includes rooms commonly termed "learning labs" or "computer labs" if they are not restricted to specific disciplines by contained equipment or software. Study rooms are primarily used by students or staff for learning at their convenience, although access may be restricted by a controlling unit (e.g., departmental study room).
 
Limitations: Does not include Open Laboratories (220) that are restricted to a particular discipline or discipline group. This category also does not include Lounges (650) that are intended for relaxation and casual interaction.
 
420 Stack
 
Definition: A room used to house arranged collections of educational materials for use as a study resource.
 
Description: Stacks typically appear in central, branch, or departmental libraries and are characterized by accessible, arranged, and managed collections. Collections can include books, periodicals, journals, monographs, micro-materials, electronic storage media (e.g., tapes, disks, slides, etc.), musical scores, maps, and other educational materials.
 
Limitations: Does not include general storage areas for such materials that serve a particular room or area; such rooms would take the appropriate service code. Examples of these service rooms include tape storage rooms for language laboratories (see 225), book storage rooms for classrooms (see 115), music for general listening enjoyment (see 675). Also does not include collections of educational materials, regardless of form or type (i.e., from books to soils collections), which are for exhibition use as opposed to a study resource (see 620).
 
430 Open-Stack Study Room
 
Definition: A combination study room and stack, generally without physical boundaries between the stack and study areas.
 
Description: Seating areas include those types of station and seating arrangements described under Study Room (410). The stack areas of these rooms may include any of the educational material collections described under Stack (420).
 
Limitations: Does not include Study Rooms (410) which have no stack areas. Those stack areas that have only a few incidental chairs or other seating, without a formally arranged study seating area, should be coded Stack (420). Institutions may wish to separate and code the seating or study areas (see 410) and stack areas (420) into separate room records. As with Stack (420) and Processing Rooms (440), Open-Stack Study Rooms (430) appear primarily in central, branch, and departmental libraries.
 
440 Processing Room
 
Definition: A room or area devoted to processes and operations in support of library functions.
 
Description: A processing room is intended for specific library operations which support the overall library mission. Included are card, microfiche, and on-line catalog areas; reference desk and circulation desk areas; bookbinding rooms; on-line search rooms; multimedia materials processing areas; interlibrary loan processing areas; and other areas with a specific process or operation in support of library functions.
 
Limitations: Areas which serve both as office stations and processing rooms should be coded according to primary use. Small incidental processing areas in larger stack or study areas should be included within the larger primary activity category (see 410, 420, 430). Does not include typical support rooms that serve study and other primary activity areas, such as storage rooms, copy rooms, closets, and other service-type rooms (see 455). Acquisitions work areas with a primary office use should be classified as Office (310).
 
455 Study Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves study rooms, stacks, open-stack study room, or processing rooms as a direct extension of the activities in those rooms.
 
Description: Includes storage rooms, copy rooms, closets, locker rooms, coat rooms, and other typical service areas that support a primary study facilities room (see 410, 420, 430, 440).
 
Limitations: Does not include Processing Rooms (440) that house specific library support processes and operations (e.g., bookbinding rooms, multimedia processing rooms).
 

500 - Special-Use Facilities

This category includes several room use categories that are sufficiently specialized in their primary activity or function to merit a unique room code. Areas and rooms for military training, athletic activity, media production, clinical activities (outside of separately organized health care facilities), demonstration, agricultural field activities, and animal and plant shelters are included here. Although many of these special use facilities provide service to other areas, their special use or configuration dictates that these areas not be coded as service rooms.
 
510 Armory
 
Definition: A room or area used by Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and ancillary units for military training and/or instructional activities.
 
Description: Rooms that are obviously designed or equipped for use in a military training or instructional program, such as indoor drill areas, indoor rifle ranges, and specially- designed or equipped military-science rooms, are included in this category. Ancillary units may include special rifle and drill teams.
 
Limitations: Conventional room use types such as Classroom (110), Class Laboratories (210), Offices (310), and Study Rooms (410) are designated as such, even though they are located in an armory building. Military supply and weapons rooms are coded Armory Service (515).
 
515 Armory Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves an armory facility as an extension of the activities of that facility.
 
Description: This category includes supply rooms, weapons rooms, and military equipment storage rooms.
 
Limitations: Rooms directly serving conventional primary activity areas are classified with the appropriate corresponding service code (e.g., 115-Classroom Service, 215-Class-Laboratory Service, 315-Office Service, and 455-Study Service.
 
520 Athletic/Physical Education
 
Definition: A room or area used by students, staff, or the public for athletic or physical education activities.
 
Description: Includes gymnasia, basketball courts, handball courts, squash courts. wrestling rooms, weight or exercise rooms, racquetball courts, indoor swimming pools, indoor putting areas, indoor ice rinks, indoor tracks, indoor stadium fields, and fieldhouses. This category includes rooms used to teach dancing and bowling only if they are part of the physical education instructional program.
 
Limitations: This room use code does not distinguish instructional versus intercollegiate, intramural, or recreational use of these areas. Additional classification through function and academic discipline codes makes this distinction. Classroom Facilities (100 series), Laboratory Facilities (200 series), Office Facilities (300 series), and other primary use categories are coded as such, even though these areas may be located in an athletic or physical education building. Permanent spectator seating areas associated with athletic facilities are coded 523. Outdoor athletic areas, such as outside tennis and basketball courts, archery ranges, golf courses, and other outdoor fields, do not meet the definition of buildings and, therefore, are not assignable area. Recreational or amusement areas, such as billiards rooms, game or arcade rooms, bowling alleys, table tennis rooms, ballrooms, chess and card-playing rooms, and hobby and music listening areas are classified Recreation (670), if they are not used for instructional purposes.
 
523 Athletic Facilities Spectator Seating
 
Definition: The seating area used by students, staff, or the public to watch athletic events.
 
Description: Includes indoor permanent or fixed seating areas in gymnasia, field houses, ice arenas, covered stadia, natatoria, and cycling arenas.
 
Limitations: Does not include temporary or moveable seating areas (e.g., movable bleachers). Outdoor permanent seating is not assignable space although it may contain assignable areas under it (e.g., locker rooms, offices, etc.).
 
525 Athletic/Physical Education Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves an athletic or physical education facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes locker rooms; shower rooms; nonoffice coaches' rooms; ticket booths; and rooms for dressing, equipment, supply, storage, first-aid, skate-sharpening, towels, etc.
 
Limitations: Does not include public rest rooms which should be classified as nonassignable building service space. Rooms which directly serve offices, classrooms, laboratories, etc., are classified with the appropriate corresponding service code. Cashiers' desks serving recreation facilities (see 670) are classified Recreation Service (675). Central ticket outlets serving multiple facilities or services are classified as Merchandising (660).
 
530 Media Production
 
Definition: A room used for the production or distribution of multimedia materials or signals.
 
Description: Includes rooms generally called TV studios, radio studios, sound studios, photo studios, video or audio cassette and software production or distribution rooms, and media centers. These rooms have a clearly defined production or distribution function that serves a broader area (e.g., department, entire campus) than would a typical service rooms. Limitation: Does not include rooms that merely store media materials and equipment. Such rooms would be coded as Media Production Service (535) rooms if serving the primary production or distribution room (see 530), or the appropriate service category for the room(s) they serve. Radio or TV broadcasting areas and other media rooms used for teaching broadcasting to students for instructional purposes should be coded as laboratories (see 210, 220). This classification also does not include centralized computer-based data processing and telecommunications equipment facilities (see 710).
 
535 Media Production Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a media production or distribution room as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: The primary criterion here is that the room should serve a media production or distribution room and not another primary activity room. Examples include film, tape, or cassette libraries or storage areas; media equipment storage rooms; recording rooms; engineering maintenance rooms; darkrooms, preparation rooms, studio control booths; and other support areas that specifically serve a media production or distribution room (see 530). Limitation: Those room containing media materials, equipment or operations which serve a primary activity room other than a 530 should be assigned the appropriate corresponding service code.
 
540 Clinic (Non-health Professions)
 
Definition: A room used for providing diagnosis, consultation, treatment, or other services to patients or clients in facilities other than those separately organized health care facilities related to medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, or student health care.
 
Description: Included are patient or client examination rooms, testing rooms, and consultation rooms. Clinics are typically associated with such educational areas as psychology, law, speech, hearing, and similar areas. Limitation: Does not include clinics associated with student health care, student counseling services, or clinics for the medical or dental treatment of humans or animals (see 800 series). Also does not include rooms used for remedial instruction which should be classified as classrooms or laboratories (see 100 and 200 series) or testing or counseling rooms in nonhealth or nondiscipline-related programs (see 315).
 
545 Clinic Service (Non-health Professions)
 
Definition: A room that directly services a clinic facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Included are waiting rooms, observation rooms, control rooms, records rooms, and similar supporting rooms. Limitation: Does not include rooms that serve separately organized health care facilities (see 800 series). Also does not include first-aid treatment rooms that serve other primary activity areas (e.g., 525-Athletic or Physical Education Service, 645-Day Care Service).
 
550 Demonstration
 
Definition: A room or group of rooms used to practice, within an instructional program, the principles of certain disciplines such as teaching, child care or development, and home management or economics.
 
Description: The key criterion here is practice activity within an instructional program which closely simulates a real-world or occupational setting. Includes demonstration day care and development centers, laboratory schools, and home-economics or management houses, when these facilities are used for practice as a part of collegiate training or instruction. Limitation: Does not include day care and development centers which are not used as part of an instructional program (see 640). This category also does not include laboratories (see 200 series) that are used for direct delivery of instruction as opposed to practice. Demonstration schools, laboratory schools, day care centers, and home management houses in which students serve as the subjects for a research study are classified as Research/Nonclass laboratories (250).
 
555 Demonstration Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a demonstration facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes facilities generally called storerooms, pantries, etc., in a home-demonstration facility; and kitchens, lockers, shower rooms, etc., in a laboratory school. Similar support rooms which directly serve primary care and training areas in a demonstration day care center (see 550) are included in this category. Limitation: Generally, the primary activity areas--such as kitchen, dining room, living room (in a home-demonstration house), or classrooms, laboratories, gymnasia that serve nursery, elementary, or secondary school students (in a laboratory school)--should be designated as Demonstration (550). Primary care and training areas in a (practice) day care center are also Demonstration (550) rooms. Kitchen and food preparation rooms in a demonstration day care facility are classified as service areas. Eating or break rooms for staff in demonstration day care centers are classified as service areas; eating or training rooms for children are classified as primary activity areas (see 550).
 
560 Field Building
 
Definition: A barn or similar agricultural structure used for animal shelters or for the handling, storage, or protection of farm products, supplies, vehicles, or implements.
 
Description: Includes barns, animal and poultry shelters, sheds, silos, feed units, and hay storage. Structures are typically of light frame construction with unfinished interiors and are frequently located outside the central campus area. Also includes storage space for farm vehicles and implements. Service areas that support field buildings are classified within this category. Limitation: Animal quarters directly supporting research or instructional laboratories should be coded 570. Location of a building, on or off campus, is not sufficient justification for classification as a field building. Finished rooms with other uses (e.g., laboratories, classrooms, etc.) should be coded as appropriate. Does not include buildings that house nonagricultural or nonfarm-related vehicles (see 740).
 
570 Animal Quarters
 
Definition: A room that houses laboratory animals used for research or instructional purposes.
 
Description: Includes animal rooms, cage rooms, stalls, wards, and similar rooms for instruction or research. Limitation: Animal Quarters are typically subject to the rules and regulations of agencies regarding the care and use of laboratory animals (e.g., requirements of the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care [AAALAC]). Does not include areas for treatment of veterinary patient animals (see Health Care Facilities-800 series). Does not include agricultural field buildings sheltering animals that do not directly support instruction or research (see 560).
 
575 Animal Quarters Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves an animal quarters facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes feed storage rooms, feed mixing rooms, cage-washing rooms, nonpatient surgery rooms, casting rooms, or instrument rooms. Limitation: Does not include areas that directly serve facilities used for the treatment of veterinary patient animals (see Health Care Facilities-800 series).
 
580 Greenhouse
 
Definition: A building or room, usually composed chiefly of glass, plastic, or other light-transmitting material, which is used for the cultivation or protection of plants or seedlings for research, instruction, or campus physical maintenance or improvement purposes.
 
Description: he primary criterion here is the combination of structural design as a greenhouse and the use for cultivation or protection. An example would be a greenhouse that serves as a laboratory or serve area for a botany or vocational (e.g., horticulture) educational program. This category includes any facility serving the greenhouse function (e.g., warehouse facilities equipped with special lighting controls for the cultivation or protection of plants). Limitation: Greenhouses that are not used for plant cultivation or protection should be classified according to specific use (e.g., a greenhouse used for central storage should be coded 730).
 
585 Greenhouse Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a greenhouse facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes equipment or materials storage areas and rooms generally called headhouses. Limitation: Excludes storage areas that do not directly serve greenhouses.
 
590 Other
 
Definition: A category of last resort.
 
Description: Included as a category of last resort to be used only for those rooms or facilities that cannot be described, even approximately, with other codes and definitions. Limitation: Should have very limited use, if used at all.
 
599 Incinerator (not used in NCES; added by OSRHE)
 

600 - Genera-Use Facilities

General use facilities are characterized by a broader availability to faculty, students, staff, or the public than are Special Use Facilities (500 series), which are typically limited to a small group or special population. General use facilities comprise a campus general service or functional support system (assembly, exhibition, dining, relaxation, merchandising, recreation, general meetings, day care) for the institutional and participant community populations.
 
610 Assembly
 
Definition: A room designed and equipped for the assembly of many persons for such events as dramatic, musical, devotional, livestock-judging, or commencement activities.
 
Description: Includes theaters, auditoria, concert halls, arenas, chapels, and livestock-judging pavilions that are used primarily for general presentations (speakers), performances (dramatic, musical, dance), and devotional services. Seating areas, orchestra pits, chancels, arenas, aisles, and stages (if not used primarily for instruction) are included in and usually aggregated into the assembly space. This category also includes chapels located in health care, residential, or other facilities. Limitation: Stage areas used primarily for instruction or practice (dance, music, drama) are typically coded separately as laboratory space (see 210, 220). Assembly facilities that are used primarily as instructional lecture halls are classified as Classroom (110) space.
 
615 Assembly Service
 
Definition: A room or area that directly serves an assembly facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes check rooms, coat rooms, ticket booths, dressing rooms, projection booths, property storage, make-up rooms, costume and scenery shops and storage, green rooms, multimedia and telecommunication control rooms, etc.
 
Limitations: Entrance lobbies and other circulation areas outside of the primary assembly room are classified as nonassignable (circulation) space (020). A concession stand in an assembly facility is classified as Merchandising (660). Lounge areas that are remote from the assembly area within an assembly facility are classified by the appropriate service code or the Lounge (650) code.
 
620 Exhibition
 
Definition: A room or area used for exhibition of materials, works of art, artifacts, etc., and intended for general use by faculty, students, staff, and the public.
 
Description: Includes both departmental and institution-wide museums, galleries, and similar exhibition areas which are used to display materials and items for viewing by both the institutional population and the public. Planetariums used primarily for exhibition are also included in this category. Planetariums used primarily for research should be classified in the laboratory (200) series.
 
Limitations: Displays that are intended only for instructional purposes and not for general exhibitions (e.g., departmental instructional displays of anthropological, botanical, or geological specimens) should be classified as laboratory or laboratory service (see 200 series). Does not include bulletin boards and similar temporary or incidental displays in hallways, student centers, etc.
 
625 Exhibition Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves an exhibition facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes preparation workrooms, storage rooms, vaults, etc., that serve general exhibition areas (see 620).
 
Limitations: Research areas in museums are classified as Research/Nonclass Laboratories (250) or Research/Nonclass Laboratory Service (255). Service areas for displays that are part of an instructional program are classified as Classroom Service (115) or Classroom Laboratory Service (215).
 
630 Food Facility
 
Definition: A room used for eating.
 
Description: Includes dining halls, cafeterias, snack bars, restaurants, and similar eating areas, including such areas in residence halls, faculty clubs, etc. This category includes facilities open to students, faculty, staff, or the public at large. The primary distinction of a Food Facility (630) area is the availability of some form of accommodation (seating, counters, tables) for eating or drinking. This is, therefore, an area intended for the actual consumption of food and drink. Vending areas with seating, counters or tables, and sit-down lunch or vending rooms that serve a shop facility are included in this category.
 
Limitations: Vending areas not provided with seating, counters, or tables are classified as Merchandising (660) or with the appropriate service code if the vending directly supports or is adjacent to a specific room for consuming the products (e.g., a 635-vending room serving a 630-dining hall). Lounges (650) with vending machines that are incidental to the primary use of the room (i.e., relaxation) are coded as part of the lounge, if within the room, or as Lounge Service (655) if separate from and directly supporting the main lounge facility (see 650). Break rooms serving specific office areas are classified as Office Service (315A). Eating areas for children in demonstration or day care facilities are classified as primary activity categories within these respective areas (see 550, 640); staff-only eating or break rooms in these facilities are classified as service areas (see 555, 645).
 
635 Food Facility Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a food facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes kitchens and other preparation areas; cold storage and freezer refrigeration rooms; dishwashing rooms; food serving areas, cleaning areas, etc. Includes first aid and vending areas directly serving food facilities, or adjacent to an eating area.
 
Limitations: Does not include any type of food preparation room which does not serve a food facility or eating area (see 630). Kitchenettes in residence facilities that do not serve a dining area are classified as Sleep/Study Service (935). Service areas for vending rooms (see 660) are classified as Merchandising Service (665). Kitchens and food preparation areas in demonstration or day care facilities are classified as service areas to those facilities (see 555, 645).
 
640 Day Care
 
Definition: A room used to provide day or night, child or elderly adult care as a nonmedical service to members of the institutional community.
 
Description: Includes all primary activity rooms that provide oversight, supervision, developmental training, and general personal care for assigned children or adults (e.g., play areas, nonstaff eating areas, and child training rooms). This type of facility serves as a central service center for faculty, staff, and students, with members of the community being served as needed. This is not a medical care facility (i.e., medical attention is strictly limited to maintaining prescribed medication schedules and providing first aid).
 
Limitations: Does not include those support rooms (e.g., storage rooms, closets, and pantries) typically used as service rooms (see 645). This category also does not include demonstration houses, laboratory schools, or other facilities with a primary function of providing collegiate practice as part of the instructional process (see 550). Also excluded from this category are those service areas classified as Central Service (750) and Laboratory Facilities (200 series) that directly support instruction (e.g., vocational training programs for parent education and early childhood education).
 
645 Day Care Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a primary activity room in a day care facility as an extension of the activities in that room.
 
Description: Includes storage rooms, closets, kitchens, pantries, private or staff rest rooms, and other typical service rooms that support a primary activity area.
 
Limitations: Does not include those rooms (e.g., child training rooms, playrooms-see 640) where primary day care activities are conducted. Rest rooms designed for child training should be coded 640; staff-only rest rooms should be coded 645. Kitchen or food preparation areas in a day care facility are classified as service areas (see 645). Staff eating or break areas should be coded 645, whereas eating or training areas for children are classified as primary activity space (see 640). Staff office areas should be coded appropriately (see 310).
 
650 Lounge
 
Definition: A room used for rest and relaxation that is not restricted to a specific group of people, unit, or area.
 
Description: A lounge facility is typically equipped with upholstered furniture, draperies, or carpeting, and may include vending machines. A general use lounge (650) differs from an office area or break room lounge (see 315) by virtue of its public availability. If a room is open for use by people visiting or passing through a building or area, it is coded Lounge (650). Such a room may have vending machines if the primary use of the room is rest, relaxation, informal socializing, and not for eating (see 630).
 
Limitations: A lounge facility is distinguished from a Conference Room (350) and a Meeting Room (680), both of which are intended for formal meetings, by its more informal function of rest, relaxation, or casual interaction and its public availability. A lounge area associated with a public rest room is included with the rest room as nonassignable (building service area) space. A room devoted to vending machines without accommodation (seating, counters, or tables) for local food or drink consumption is classified as Merchandising (660). A lounge that directly serves a specific or restricted area is classified by the appropriate corresponding service code (e.g., a lounge serving an assembly facility is classified 615-Assembly Service). A lounge differs from a lobby (nonassignable circulation area) in placement, use, and intent. A lobby is generally located at a major entrance with openings to hallways on more than one side; and although it may have seating furniture, it is designed more for walking through (or having standing conversations) than for sitting and relaxing. Separate waiting rooms in other than health care facilities are classified with the appropriate service code according to the room or area they serve. A receptionist room that includes a waiting area should be classified as Office (see 310). Public waiting areas in health care facilities are coded as 880.
 
655 Lounge Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a general use lounge facility.
 
Description: Includes kitchenettes, storage areas, and vending rooms that directly serve a general use lounge facility (see 650).
 
Limitations: This category does not include kitchenettes, storage rooms, and small vending areas that directly serve other room use types (e.g., a small vending area serving a dining hall eating area should be classified as 635-Food Facility Service).
 
660 Merchandising
 
Definition: A room used to sell products or services.
 
Description: Includes product and service sales areas such as bookstores, student supply stores, barber or beauty shops, post offices, campus food stores, walk-away vending-machine rooms, and central ticket outlets servicing multiple facilities or activities.
 
Limitations: Does not include dining rooms, restaurants, snack bars, and similar Food Facilities (630). A vending-machine room that directly serves a dining, lounge, or other primary activity area is classified with the appropriate service code; a vending machine area within a general use lounge is included in the Lounge (650) space. Vending areas that include accommodations (seating, counters, or tables) for consuming the products are classified as Food Facility (630). Meeting and conference rooms in hotels or motels are classified in the appropriate category of Residential Facilities (900 series). Cashiers' desks that serve a specific recreational facility or area are classified as service space for that area (see 670, 675). Day care centers used for practice within an instructional program are classified as Demonstration (550). Day care centers that are not part of such a program are classified under Day Care (640).
 
665 Merchandising Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a merchandising facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes storage rooms and closets, sorting rooms, private rest rooms, and other support rooms if they directly serve a Merchandising (660) facility.
 
Limitations: Storage rooms, sorting rooms, and private rest rooms that do not serve a merchandising area should be classified using the appropriate service code for the corresponding room use type.
 
670 Recreation
 
Definition: A room used by students, staff, or the public for recreational purposes.
 
Description: Includes exercise and general fitness rooms, billiards rooms, game and arcade rooms, bowling alleys, table tennis rooms, dance or ballrooms, chess rooms, card-playing rooms, hobby rooms, TV rooms, reading (nonstudy) rooms, and music-listening rooms that are used for recreation and amusement and not for instructional purposes. Recreation rooms and areas are used for relaxation, amusement-type activities, whereas Athletic or Physical Education (520) facilities are typically used for the more vigorous pursuits within physical education, intercollegiate athletics, and intramural programs.
 
Limitations: Does not include gymnasia, basketball courts, weight rooms, racquetball courts, handball courts, squash courts, wrestling rooms, indoor swimming pools, indoor ice rinks, indoor tracks, indoor stadium fields, indoor golf, and other areas primarily used for physical education, intramural or intercollegiate athletic facilities (see 520). Outdoor athletic and physical education fields, courts, and other nonenclosed areas are also excluded because they are not building space. This category also does not include bowling alleys, dance rooms, or any other activity areas that are primarily used for instruction. Reading or media use rooms that are designed and intended as study rooms are also excluded from this category (see 410).
 
675 Recreation Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a recreation facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes storage rooms, closets, equipment-issue rooms, cashiers' desks, first aid, and support areas that directly serve a Recreation (670) facility.
 
Limitations: Does not include kitchens, snack bars, or other Food Facilities (630) and Food Facility Service (635) areas. Locker rooms, shower rooms, ticket booths, dressing rooms, equipment rooms, and other areas directly serving Athletic or Physical Education (520) facilities are classified as service rooms (see 525) to those facilities. Central ticket outlets serving multiple facilities or services are classified as Merchandising (660).
 
680 Meeting Room
 
Definition: A room that is used by the institution or the public for a variety of nonclass meetings.
 
Description: The key concept here is public availability. Conference Rooms (350) are often confused with meeting rooms because they are both primarily used for nonclass meetings. However, restricted service components of an office complex or used by office occupants of a specific area and are generally limited to staff meetings or other departmental nonclass activities. Although it may be assigned to a specific organizational unit, a meeting room is more available and open to study groups, boards, governing groups, community groups, various student groups, nonemployees of the institution, and various combinations of institutional and community members. Meeting rooms in institutional hotels or motels and other for-fee meeting rooms are included in this category. Meeting rooms may be configured like classrooms (i.e., with participant focus to the front of the room) and may be equipped with a variety of furniture types (e.g., tables and chairs, lounge-type furniture, tablet armchairs, or a large table) in various combinations and arrangements.
 
Limitations: Rooms serving an office complex and used primarily for staff meetings are classified as Conference Rooms (350). Seminar and lecture rooms used primarily for scheduled classes are classified as Classrooms (110) or Special Classroom/Seminar (120). Rooms designed and equipped for the assembly of many persons for such events as dramatic, musical, or devotional activities, etc., should be classified as Assembly (610).
 
685 Meeting Room Service
 
Definition: A room that serves a meeting room as an extension of the activities in that room.
 
Description: Includes kitchenettes, multimedia storage and control rooms, furniture storage rooms, and other support rooms that directly serve a meeting room.
 
Limitations: Does not include kitchenettes, storage rooms, and other support areas that serve a Conference Room (355) or Assembly Facility (615).
 

700 - Support Facilities

Support facilities, which provide centralized space for various auxiliary support systems and services of a campus, help keep all institutional programs and activities operational. While not as directly accessible to institutional and community members as General Use Facilities (600 series), these areas provide a continuous, indirect support system to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Support facilities are centralized in that they typically serve an area ranging from an entire building or organizational unit to the entire campus. Included are centralized areas for computer-based data processing and telecommunications, shop services, general storage and supply, vehicle storage, central services (e.g., printing and duplicating, mail, shipping and receiving, environmental testing or monitoring, laundry, or food stores), and hazardous materials areas.
 
710 Central Computer or Telecommunications
 
Definition: A room used as a computer-based data processing or telecommunications center with applications that are broad enough to serve the overall administrative or academic primary equipment needs of a central group of users, department, college, school, or entire institution.
 
Description: A Central Computer or Telecommunications room may be one of a group of rooms which constitute a center for delivering computer-based data processing or telecommunications services to various levels of user groups. Although the ongoing primary activity of this category is tied more closely to equipment than human activity, these areas require technical support staff, and physical access may be restricted to these personnel. These central equipment rooms appear most frequently at the campus-wide and large organizational unit levels and are generally subject to environmental and security controls and procedures limiting users to electronic terminal, telephone, or modem access. Includes central rooms housing computers or terminals (e.g., large mainframe, minicomputers, etc.), peripheral input (e.g., data entry terminals, input tape, or disk drives, data reading equipment, etc.) and output (e.g., printers, output tape or disk drives, etc.) devices. This category also includes rooms in a central computer complex which are primarily or exclusively dedicated to data or program code entry or job submissions through one or more terminals. Computer-based telecommunications equipment rooms, ranging from micro-driven LAN (local area) to the larger PBX (private branch) network centers, including central rooms housing satellite signal reception or transmission equipment, should be assigned the 710 code. This equipment may be dedicated to data, audio or telephone, video, or any combination of these electronic transmissions.
 
Limitations: Does not include office space (see 310) assigned to programmers, analysts, engineers, data entry personnel, and other technical staff even though these rooms usually contain an access terminal. Also does not include instructional laboratories and study rooms equipped with personal computers or terminals (see 210, 220, 410), or offices with data processing equipment used as office tools (see 310, 315). Personal computer or terminal work rooms and printer rooms that serve an office area should be coded Office Service (315). Small closet areas housing reception or distribution telecommunications equipment and wiring which are not used by technical or support staff on a regular basis (i.e., repair or modification only) should be classified as nonassignable mechanical space.
 
715 Central Computer or Telecommunications Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a central computer or telecommunications facility as an extension of the activities in that facility
 
Description: Includes paper and forms storage, off-line tape and disk storage, separate control or console rooms or booths; tool and parts rooms, bursting and decollating rooms, areas used to store only inactive support equipment (e.g., multiplexers, modems, spoolers, etc.), and separate areas used for delivering tapes or picking up printouts. Also includes the repair and assembly rooms that directly serve the central computer or telecommunications facility.
 
Limitations: Does not include office areas for personnel (e.g., technicians, engineers, analysts, programmers) assigned to the central computer facility (see 310), primary equipment (computer, I/O device) rooms (see 710), and office areas containing data processing or networking office service equipment or materials (see 310, 315). Also does not include rooms directly supporting study rooms (see 455) or laboratories (see 215, 225, 255) that contain special computer equipment used for study, instruction, or research. A nonoffice workroom containing a remote printer or data/job entry terminal that is part of an office area, and not the central computer facility, should be coded Office Service (315). A printer room serving a general purpose terminal room in a dormitory should be classified as Study Service (455).
 
720 Shop
 
Definition: A room used for the manufacture, repair, or maintenance of products or equipment.
 
Description: Includes carpenter, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and painting shops, and similar physical-plant maintenance facilities. This category also includes centralized shops for construction or repair of research or instructional equipment, and repair and maintenance of multimedia equipment and devices. Special purpose shops (e.g., glass blowing, machining) supporting multiple rooms for scientific instruction and research are included in this category.
 
Limitations: Does not include instructional "shops" (i.e.; industrial-arts or vocational-technical shops used for instruction), which should be classified as Laboratory Facilities (200 series). Facilities used for producing and distributing multimedia materials and signals are classified as Media Production (530). Architectural and engineering drafting rooms serving the physical plant operation are classified as Office (310). Blueprint storage rooms are classified as Office Service (315). Small incidental equipment repair, assembly or cleaning rooms that directly serve an adjacent or nearby primary activity room should be classified according to the appropriate corresponding service code. This category also does not include areas used for the repair and maintenance of institution-owned vehicles (see 745) or rooms directly serving media production or distribution areas (see 535). Also excludes costume and scene "shops" serving theater areas (see 615). Greenhouses used for campus physical maintenance or improvements should be coded 580.
 
725 Shop Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a shop facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes tool storage rooms, materials storage rooms, and similar equipment or material supply or storage rooms. Locker, shower, first aid, and similar nonpublic areas that serve the shop facility should be included.
 
Limitations: Does not include service areas for Class Laboratories (215) or Research/Nonclass Laboratories (255). Also does not include vehicular repair facilities (garages) classified as Vehicle Storage Service (745). Blueprint storage rooms should be classified as Office Service (315A). Rooms directly serving media production or distribution facilities are coded 535. Sit-down lunch or vending rooms that serve a shop facility are classified Food Facility (630).
 
730 Central Storage
 
Definition: A room or building that is used to store equipment or materials and that serves multiple room use categories, organizational units, or buildings.
 
Description: The concept of central or general is key to applying this code correctly. The vast majority of storage rooms on a campus are service rooms (e.g., 115, 215, 315A, 615, etc.) that directly support a primary activity room or room group; for example, a paper storage room (see 315A) can serve several offices (see 310 series) in an area. Service storage rooms are somewhat close to the areas they serve and are used more than occasionally. Central storage areas include areas commonly called warehouses, surplus storage, central campus supply or storage, and inactive storage. A storage room incidentally used to store janitorial supplies would remain in this category. It also includes storage rooms in a building or building area that serve multiple room use categories and which are used for general or surplus (e.g., furniture, equipment) collection or storage. The 730 code can usually be used for all storage areas that do not qualify as service rooms.
 
Limitations: Does not include a storage room directly serving a primary room use category or group of such rooms (i.e., a room that is clearly a service room). Also, this category does not include nonassignable area (circulation, building service, or mechanical areas). Offices within warehouses or other central storage buildings are coded as Office (310). Centralized food stores and laundries are classified Central Service (750).
 
735 Central Storage Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a central storage facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Central storage service rooms are typically limited to support rooms associated with the transporting of materials in and out of large central storage facilities and warehouses. Storage rooms for hand trucks and other moving equipment, shelving storage, and other rooms supporting the central storage function are included.
 
Limitations: Only those rooms directly supporting the (usually) large Central Storage (730) area should be classified with this code.
 
740 Vehicle Storage
 
Definition: A room or structure that is used to house or store vehicles.
 
Description: Includes structures, buildings, and rooms generally called garages, boathouses, and airplane hangars. The definition of "vehicle" is broadly interpreted here to include forklifts, moving equipment, and other powered transport devices or equipment.
 
Limitations: This category does not include unroofed surface parking lots. It also does not include structures that house or store farm vehicles and implements (see 560).
 
745 Vehicle Storage Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a vehicle storage facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes any areas or rooms directly serving a vehicle storage facility, such as storage rooms and areas used for maintenance and repair of automotive equipment, boats, airplanes, and other vehicles as defined in Vehicle Storage (740). Limitation: Does not include Shops (720) (e.g., carpenter, plumbing, electrical, painting, etc.). Offices within a Vehicle Storage facility should be classified as such (see 310).
 
750 Central Service
 
Definition: A room or area that is used for the processing, preparation, testing, or delivering of a complex central- or campus-wide support service.
 
Description: The central service delivery may be provided by special equipment, human activity, the special availability of space, or any combination of these elements. Includes centralized food stores and laundries which typically serve the occupants or activities of more than one building. Also includes central facilities for printing and duplicating services, central mail facilities, central shipping and receiving areas, and central environmental testing or monitoring facilities, if they serve the occupants and activities of more than one building. Most of these centralized areas have a campus-wide service scope. Limitation: Does not include those rooms providing the above listed functions if they support other primary activity rooms in the same building. For example, a food-storage area in a cafeteria should be coded 635; a laundry room in a residence hall is coded 935; a copy or mail room in an office area is coded 315A. Media Production (530) or distribution facilities and computer-based data processing and telecommunications equipment centers (see 710) are coded separately. Facilities used for the manufacture, repair or maintenance of products or equipment should be coded Shop (720). Central Storage (730) or supplies facilities and Vehicle Storage (740) facilities also have separate codes.
 
755 Central Service Support
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a central service facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Central Service Support rooms are typically limited to extension storage rooms for supplies, parts, and moving or nonactive equipment; and adjacent, directly supporting repair and maintenance areas.
 
Limitations: Offices within a central service area or complex should be coded Office (310). Centralized physical plant repair and maintenance facilities that do not directly support a Central Service (750) facility should be coded Shop (720).
 
760 Hazardous Materials
 
Definition: A centralized facility used for the storage, treatment, or disposal of hazardous or toxic waste materials.
 
Description: Hazardous or toxic materials include any materials which have been designated for specific or formal regulation or controls on the basis of a potential harm to plant or animal life. Includes facilities devoted to the treatment or disposal of toxic or hazardous waste.
 
Limitations: Does not include temporary storage or disposal sites located near or adjacent to instructional or research facilities (see 215, 225, 255).
 
765 Hazardous Materials Service
 
Definition: A facility that serves a centralized facility used for the storage, treatment, or disposal of hazardous or toxic waste materials.
 
Description: Includes those facilities that directly serve the Hazardous Materials (760) facility.
 
Limitations: Does not include facilities that serve temporary storage or disposal sites located near or adjacent to instructional or research facilities.
 

800 - Health-Case Facilities

This series provides room use classifications for patient care rooms that are located in separately organized health care facilities: student infirmaries, teaching hospitals and clinics, and veterinary and medical schools. Room codes and definitions apply to both human and animal health care areas; excluded are clinic facilities located outside of separately organized health care facilities (see 540). Whereas the codes in this series are confined to the settings listed, these facilities usually house areas that are classified using applicable codes from the other use classification series (e.g., classroom, laboratory, office, special use, general use, support facilities, etc.).
 
810 Patient Bedroom
 
Definition: A room equipped with a bed and used for patient care.
 
Description: This category includes general nursing care, acute care, semi-convalescent and rehabilitation adult or pediatric bedrooms, intensive care units, progressive-coronary-care units, emergency-bed-care units, observation units, infant-care nurseries, incubator units, wards, etc. Connected clothes closets may be aggregated with the 810 space or classified separately as 815. Stalls for animal patients are also included, although specific bedding areas may not be provided. Veterinary facility areas commonly called veterinary quarters, small or large animal ward, equine stall, bovine stall, etc., are included in this category.
 
Limitations: Student residence quarters should be classified with the Residential Facilities (900 series) codes. Staff on-call rooms for resting and sleeping are coded 890. Does not include nonpatient animal shelters used for farm animals (see 560) or nonveterinary school laboratory animals (see 570).
 
815 Patient Bedroom Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves one or more patient bedrooms as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
 
Description: Included are linen closets, patient lounges, children's play rooms and any other service areas that are used primarily by patients as opposed to staff. Also includes small anterooms and closets connected to the patient bedrooms if these areas are not aggregated with the 810 space. Veterinary facility areas commonly called ward storage and groom rooms should be classified within this category.
 
Limitations: Excludes the small, connected clothes closets in patient bedrooms, which are included in the 810 space. Support areas that do not directly serve a patient bedroom or patient bedroom ward should be classified with the service code corresponding to the primary activity being served. Also not included are the utility, storage, medication preparation and other work rooms that serve a nurse station (see 835). Does not include feed storage or mixing rooms, cage washing areas, surgery, casting or instrument rooms that serve a laboratory animal quarters facility (see 575). Veterinary institution feed storage and food preparation rooms are classified as Nurse Station Service (835).
 
820 Patient Bath
 
Definition: A room containing patient bath and toilet facilities.
 
Description: Included in this category are toilet and bath facilities adjoining or in conjunction with patient bedrooms. These rooms may contain various configurations of toilet, tub, shower or commode facilities; individual types of Patient Bath (820) may be distinguished through the application of extension codes. Animal cleaning rooms in veterinary schools are included in this classification unless the cleaning rooms are specifically used for surgery preparation (see 845).
 
Limitations: Public rest rooms and private rest rooms serving areas other than patient bedrooms (e.g., 315, 835) are excluded. Special tub rooms used by nursing staff for cleaning patients are classified Nurse Station Service (835). Animal groom rooms should be coded 815.
 
830 Nurse Station
 
Definition: A room or area used by nurses or other patient care staff who are supervising or administering health-care facilities.
 
Description: This is the primary workstation area used by nurses and other patient care staff; these personnel are typically assigned to a specific ward of the facility. Includes ward reception, admission desks, records or charting areas.
 
Limitations: Rooms that are used as Offices should be classified appropriately (see 310 series).
 
835 Nurse Station Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves one or more nurse station rooms as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
 
Description: Includes nurse lounges or break rooms, locker rooms, private staff rest rooms, utility rooms, storage (e.g., medications, supplies, etc.), formula and medication preparation areas, equipment sterilization and other work rooms directly serving the nurse station. Also includes special tub rooms, nourishment rooms, and separate storage rooms for records and charts. Animal or poultry maintenance service rooms in veterinary institutions, including tack rooms, horseshoing rooms, food preparation and feed storage rooms are also included in this category.
 
Limitations: Rooms used as offices should be classified appropriately (see 310). Pharmacy and other central supply areas are classified Central Supplies (870). Areas directly serving patient bedrooms are coded 815. Additional codes may be used to distinguish clean and soiled utility rooms, medication and nourishment rooms, etc., as needed.
 
840 Surgery
 
Definition: A room used for surgery.
 
Description: Included in this category are major and minor surgery rooms, delivery rooms, and special-procedures operating rooms (e.g., OB-GYN, ophthalmic operating rooms). These rooms are typically equipped with operating room tables, sterile lights, anesthesia machines and various types of monitoring equipment. Institutions may wish to distinguish specific types of surgery or operating rooms through extension coding. Also includes rooms in veterinary facilities typically referred to as large animal surgery, small animal (includes poultry) surgery, bovine surgery, bull surgery, etc.
 
Limitations: Does not include the various surgery support rooms that are used as a direct extension of surgery activities (see 845). Also does not include rooms used for the minor invasive procedures (e.g., blood withdrawal, cardiac catheterization) of the diagnostic examination process (see 850).
 
845 Surgery Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a surgery room as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Included are recovery rooms, labor rooms, special support equipment rooms (e.g., anesthesia, heart, lung, x-ray, etc.), dictation booths, scrub-up rooms, gown rooms, locker rooms, instrument cleanup and storage rooms, sterile supply storage rooms, patient (surgery preparation) cleaning rooms, monitor rooms, gas and gurney storage areas, postoperative and operating room repair rooms, clean and dirty linen areas, and animal holding rooms if these rooms directly serve the surgery facility.
 
Limitations: Storage and other support rooms that do not directly serve a Surgery (840) facility should be classified with the appropriate service room category. Rooms used for the direct implementation of surgical procedures are classified Surgery (840).
 
850 Treatment/Examination
 
Definition: A room used for diagnostic and therapeutic treatment.
 
Description: Included are rooms used for radiology, fluoroscopy, angiography, physical and occupational therapy, dialysis, body (e.g., CAT, MRI, ultrasound) scanning, cardiac cauterization, pulmonary function and vascular testing, EEG, ECG, EMC, EMR, linear acceleration, and dental examination and treatment. Also includes combined doctor's office and treatment/examination rooms. In veterinary institutions, rooms commonly called isolation treatment, small or large animal treatment, small or large animal x-ray, swine treatment, etc., are included.
 
Limitations: Does not include rooms used for the more radically invasive treatment procedures of surgery (see 840). Treatment/Examination (850) diagnosis differs from Diagnostic Service Laboratory (860) testing and diagnosis in that the former requires the presence of the patient.
 
855 Treatment/Examination Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a treatment/examination room as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Included are dressing rooms, x-ray and film reading or viewing rooms, film processing rooms, dark rooms, work preparation areas, equipment and supply storage areas, sound proof rooms, patient dressing rooms, and clean and dirty linen rooms if these areas directly serve the primary activity treatment/examination facility. Also includes rooms in veterinary institutions commonly called animal holding, swine holding pen, etc., if these areas serve a treatment/examination area.
 
Limitations: Does not include service areas for diagnostic service laboratories (see 860, 865), which typically support the entire health care facility. Primary activity rooms that are used to deliver therapeutic and diagnostic treatment should be coded Treatment/Examination (850). Treatment or examination waiting rooms are classified as Public Waiting (880) facilities.
 
860 Diagnostic Service Laboratory
 
Definition: A room used to provide diagnostic support services to an entire health-care facility.
 
Description: Includes pathology, pharmacy, autopsy, isotope rooms or labs, etc., providing such services as hematology, chemistry tissue, bacteriology, serology, blood bank, and basal metabolism. Also includes areas commonly termed canine, feline, poultry, bovine, or equine necropsy rooms in veterinary institutions.
 
Limitations: Laboratories used primarily for instructional purposes should be classified with the Laboratory Facilities (210) series. Rooms used for diagnostic and therapeutic examination or treatment of patients should be classified as Treatment/ Examination (850) facilities.
 
865 Diagnostic Service Laboratory Support
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a diagnostic service laboratory as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Included are cadaver storage rooms, morgues, autoclave and centrifuge rooms, warm and cold rooms, locker, scrub-up and gown rooms, special processing rooms, and supply and storage areas that directly serve one or more diagnostic service laboratories. Also includes carcass refrigerators and other areas with the above service functions in veterinary institutions.
 
Limitations: Does not include storage areas, dressing rooms, work preparation rooms, and other areas that support a patient treatment or examination room (see 855).
 
870 Central Supplies
 
Definition: A room used centrally to store health care supplies in a health-care facility.
 
Description: This classification, which serves a central storage or supply function similar to the Central Storage (730) classification, applies only to health care materials and supplies in a health care facility. Storage is relatively inactive in comparison to (usually smaller) standard service rooms. Included are pharmacy supply and storage rooms, dispensary areas and central linen storage rooms. Additional codes may be used by institutions that wish to differentiate among the specific materials being stored.
 
Limitations: Does not include central storage areas for materials or equipment which is not directly health care related (e.g., furniture, office equipment); such areas should be classified Central Storage (730). Linen closets that serve nurse stations and other limited scope service rooms should be classified with the appropriate service code.
 
880 Public Waiting
 
Definition: A room used by the public to await admission, treatment, or information within a health care facility.
 
Description: Included are lobby areas that are specifically configured and furnished for public waiting; physical boundaries should be assigned, as needed, to define nonassignable areas of entrance lobbies which simply serve a circulation function. Also includes patient waiting rooms, reception and visiting areas, viewing rooms, and ward day rooms.
 
Limitations: Open Lounges (see 650) and other service room lounges (e.g., patient lounge--see 815) should be classified appropriately. Only areas specifically assigned to public waiting, for admission, treatment or information, should be classified with this code.
 
890 Staff On-Call Facility
 
Definition: A room or quarters used by health care staff to rest or sleep while on-call to assigned duties within a health care facility.
 
Description: Includes areas or rooms used by doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, flight care crews, etc., to rest or sleep while on-call to specific duties within the facility.
 
Limitations: Staff on-call rooms or quarters differ from open and service area lounges (see 650) in that specific provisions are made for sleeping, and use is restricted to staff who typically work a long shift. Bedrooms for patients should be coded 810; student residence quarters should be classified with the Residential Facilities (900 series) codes.
 
895 Staff On-Call Facility Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves a staff on-call room as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes kitchens, baths, laundry rooms, lounges, closets, storage rooms, and other service areas that directly serve the on-call quarters.
 
Limitations: Does not include storage and other support rooms that serve patient bedrooms (see 815). Also excluded are central supply areas (see 870).
 

900 - Residential Facilities

Residential facilities include housing for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the institution. Hotel or motel and other guest facilities are included in this series if they are owned or controlled by the institution and used for purposes associated with defined institutional mission (i.e., excluding commercial investment). Note: Not all space in residential facilities is coded using the 900 series. Conventional primary activity and service codes, as with libraries, apply to specific areas. Included are Offices (310), Lounges (650), Study Rooms (410), dining areas (see 630), recreational rooms (see 670), and their corresponding service codes. Service rooms that typically appear in residential facilities are specified in the Sleep/Study Service (935) description.
 
910 Sleep/Study without Toilet/Bath
 
Definition: A residential room for one or more individuals typically furnished with bed(s), wardrobe(s), closet(s), desk(s), and chair(s) without an internally connected bath, toilet, or either.
 
Description: Includes single or multiple sleep/study rooms. A sleep/study facility may be a room for combined sleep/study, a room exclusively for sleeping, or a room for living and study. Connected closets are considered part of the room.
 
Limitations: Study rooms for general use, available and open to the dormitory residents at large, and not part of bedroom or sleeping-room suites, should be classified as Study Room (410). Residential quarters equipped with internal cooking facilities are coded as Apartment (950). Separate food-preparation rooms serving sleep/study areas, including small kitchens used by the occupants, are coded as Sleep/Study Service (935) unless there is an accompanying eating area (see 630) that the food preparation area directly services. The appropriate service code of 635 would then be applied.
 
919 Toilet or Bath
 
Definition: A toilet or bathroom intended only for the occupants of the residential facilities, rather than for the public.
 
Description: Includes common or shared bathroom facilities which may consist of full or half-bath, shower, or toilet-and-shower combinations, used by the residents and accessible from a corridor or other general circulation area.
 
Limitations: Does not include public rest rooms. Bathrooms internal to a sleep/study room (see 920), Apartment (950), or House (970) are included in those respective categories. Private rest room areas that serve offices are Office Service (315A).
 
920 Sleep/Study with Toilet or Bath
 
Definition: A residential room for one or more individuals, typically furnished with bed(s), wardrobe(s), closet(s), desk(s), and chair(s), with an internally connected bath or toilet.
 
Description: Includes single or multiple sleep/study rooms with bath facilities internal to the suite and not separately classified Toilet or Bath (919). A sleep/study facility with toilet or bath may be a room for combined sleep/study, a room exclusively for sleeping, or a room for living and study, and includes connect closets. A sleep/study with toilet or bath facility, be definition, has a private toilet or bath that is accessible without having to go out to a hallway or other general circulation area. Suites may have a study and living room which is private to the residents of the suite area. These areas are included as part of the Sleep/Study with Toilet or Bath (920) space.
 
Limitations: Study rooms for general use, available and open to the dormitory residents at large, and not part of bedroom or sleeping room suites, should be classified as Study Rooms (410). Residential quarters equipped with cooking facilities are coded as Apartment (950). Sleep/Study Rooms without Toilet or Bath (910) and their corresponding external Toilet or Bath (919) rooms are coded separately.
 
935 Sleep/Study Service
 
Definition: A room that directly serves the occupants of sleep/study rooms.
 
Description: This is the service code for the 910 and 920 residential facility categories. Includes mail rooms, laundry and pressing rooms, linen closets, maid rooms, serving rooms, trunk storage rooms, and telephone rooms that serve the occupants of sleep/study facilities. Kitchen or food preparation rooms that serve sleeping areas and do not serve an accompanying eating or dining area (see 630) are also classified as Sleep/Study Service (935).
 
Limitations: Does not include Offices (310), Lounges (650), Study Rooms (410), eating or dining areas (see 630), toilet/bath areas for occupants of Sleep/Study Rooms (see 919), Recreation (670) areas, or Meeting Rooms (680) in any residential facility, including institutionally controlled hotels or motels.
 
950 Apartment
 
Definition: A complete living unit, with private cooking facilities, that is not a separate structure.
 
Description: This is the basic module or group of rooms designed as a complete housekeeping unit (i.e., contains bedroom(s), living rooms(s), kitchen, and toilet facilities). It is not intended that individual rooms be specifically identified within the apartment, but only that the total interior space be included. Includes apartments provided for faculty, staff, students; or visiting guests. Apartments need not be located in a residential building. A duplex unit should be classified as an Apartment (950) because it is not a separate, freestanding structure.
 
Limitations: Does not include single, freestanding structures (see 970) or any residential units that do not contain private cooking facilities (see 910, 920).
 
955 Apartment Service
 
Definition: A room or area that directly serves an apartment or group of apartments as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes laundry rooms, mail rooms, linen closets, maintenance, housekeeping or security rooms, trunk storage rooms, telephone rooms, and weight or exercise rooms that serve apartment facilities. Apartment service facilities may be located in a separate building that serves an apartment complex. Service rooms (laundry, storage, etc.) that are internal to an apartment unit are included in the Apartment (950) space.
 
Limitations: Does not include service rooms (laundry, mail, trunk, etc.) that directly serve residential facilities which have no internal cooking facilities (see 910, 920, 935). This category also excludes service rooms within a separate, freestanding residential unit (see 970).
 
970 House
 
Definition: A complete living unit, with private cooking facilities, that is a separate structure. Should include fraternities and sorority houses only if owned or controlled by the institution.
 
Description: This is the basic module or group of rooms designed as a complete housekeeping unit (i.e., contains bedroom(s), living room(s), kitchen, and toilet facilities). It is not intended that individual rooms be specifically identified within the structure, but only that the total interior area be accounted for. Includes houses provided for faculty, staff, or students. Should include fraternities and sorority houses only if owned by the institution.
 
Limitations: Houses and other residential properties that are owned or controlled by an institution as commercial investments, and that do not serve the institution's primary missions, are often excluded from the formally coded facilities inventory. Does not include complete living units that are part of a larger structure (see 950). Houses used as office areas should be classified with the Office Facilities (300) codes.
 
980 Hotel/Guest Room
 
Definition: A room used as a hotel room or a hotel room closet.
 
Limitations: Presently used only for classifying rooms in the OSU Student Union Hotel.
 
981 Hotel/Guest Room Bath
 
Definition: A room used as a hotel room bathroom.
 
Limitations: Presently used only for classifying rooms in the OSU Student Union Hotel.
 
984 Hotel/Guest Lobby (not in NCES; added by OSRHE)
 
Definition: A room used as a hotel lobby.
 
Limitations: Presently used only for classifying rooms in the OSU Student Union Hotel.
 
985 Hotel/Guest Room Service (not in NCES; added by OSRHE)
 
Definition: A room or area that directly serves a hotel/guest room or a group of hotel/guest rooms as an extension of the activities in that facility.
 
Description: Includes laundry rooms, mail rooms, linen closets, maintenance, housekeeping or security rooms, trunk storage rooms, telephone rooms, and weight or exercise rooms that serve hotel/guest rooms. Service rooms (i.e., closets) that are internal to a hotel/guest room are included in the Hotel/Guest Room (980) space unless listed on the blueprint as a separate room.
 
Limitations: Presently used only for classifying rooms in the OSU Student Union Hotel.