Book Rooms in Cory and Soda Halls

Rooms in Soda and Cory Halls are only available for EECS and other COE community events and cannot be reserved by members of the broader campus community.

Review Room Booking Guidelines

How To Book a Room

Booking rooms in Cory and Soda Halls is a three step process:

  1. View room availability in the tables below to find a room that meets your needs.  At the google login screen, log in with your full @berkeley.edu email address, click Next, then supply your CalNet passphrase.

  2. Create an event on your own calendar:
    • Log into bCal.berkeley.edu
    • On your own calendar, begin to create an event as you normally would
    • Click "Edit event"
    • On the right side of the window, click the "Rooms, etc." link under Add.
    • Type in "Cory" or "Soda" to limit it to one building.  Be sure that the "Show only available" box is checked!
    • Click "Add" next to the room you want.
    • Configure the rest of your event settings. We recommend that you do not invite your guests until after your event has been confirmed by the room scheduler. Click "Save."

  3. Receive meeting confirmation within 1 business day. THE BOOKING WILL NOT BE COMPLETE UNTIL YOU RECEIVE EMAIL FROM THE ROOM SCHEDULER APPROVING YOUR EVENT.

Important

  • Please submit requests at least one day in advance to guarantee that reservations are approved on time. For weekend reservations, please submit your request by Friday at the latest. Reservations are only approved during business hours (M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm).
  • You must be affiliated with the EECS department or the College of Engineering to book rooms in Cory and Soda Halls.
  • To check availability, sign in with your @berkeley.edu email address and then your CalNet credentials
  • Book a room by creating an event on your own calendar--do not try to book them on the "check availability" calendars.  Follow the instructions in the How To column on the right.
  • All events must include a name and description.  Include the following information under the description box of your event:
    • Event description
    • EECS affiliation (i.e. course, organization, etc.)
    • Number of participants
    • Speaker list and affiliation (if applicable).
    Failure to include this information in your reservation will result in delays/cancellation.
  • Please read the room restrictions and guidelines before booking rooms

Cory Hall Rooms

Listed by room capacity, largest to smallest

Room
Name/Number

Cap.

Notes (Restrictions/Layout)

Availability

Cory Courtyard
2nd floor

143

Layout:

  • Open air, not covered
  • Unfurnished (use of Tea1 tables is not permitted). Contact Cory building manager (cory-building@eecs) about furniture arrangements
  • There are two entrances to the courtyard on the 2nd floor of Cory Hall: 1) through TI Lounge (room 246) on the north hallway (Hearst entrance) and 2) across from room 289 on the south hallway (near the passenger elevators).

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540AB Cory
DOP Center Room

55

Restrictions:

  • This is a limited-use room. Read the room use policy to learn more.
  • Available after 5 p.m. M-F and weekends
  • Contact Cory hall front desk staff (eecsoffice@eecs) for exceptional approval to use the room

Layout:

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521 Cory
Hogan Room

30-52

Restrictions:

  • This room will become available at the end of the 3rd week of the semester for reservations scheduled M-F between 8am-6pm
  • Evening and weekend reservations can be made according to the standard advance booking rules

Layout:

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293 Cory

30

Restrictions:

  • This room will become available at the end of the 3rd week of the semester for reservations scheduled M-F between 8am-6pm
  • Evening and weekend reservations can be made according to the standard advance booking rules

Notes:

  • This room requires a metal key after business hours. Please visit the front desk at 387 Soda to check out a key on the day of the event. For more information email keys@eecs

Layout:

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400 Cory
Hughes Room

25

Layout:

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299 Cory

25

Restrictions:

  • This room will become available at the end of the 3rd week of the semester for reservations scheduled M-F between 8am-5:30pm
  • This room is not available evenings and weekends

Layout:

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531 Cory
Wang Room

20

Restrictions:

  • This room will become available at the end of the 3rd week of the semester for reservations scheduled M-F between 8am-6pm
  • Evening and weekend reservations can be made according to the standard advance booking rules

Layout:

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212 Cory

20

Layout:

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504 Cory

14

Notes:

  • This room requires a metal key after business hours. Please visit the front desk at 387 Soda to check out a key on the day of the event. For more information email keys@eecs

Layout:

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367 Cory

12

Layout:

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258 Cory

10

Layout:

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557 Cory

8

Restrictions:

  • Used primarily by the Computer Science Mentors (CSM) and EE study groups

Notes:

  • This room requires a metal key after business hours. Please visit the front desk at 387 Soda to check out a key on the day of the event. For more information email keys@eecs

Layout:

  • white board
  • conference table
  • network ports

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Soda Hall Rooms

Listed by room capacity, largest to smallest

Room
Name/Number

Cap.

Notes (Restrictions/Layout)

Availability

430-438 Soda
Wozniak Lounge

100

Restrictions:

  • No reservations for homework parties can bemade in this space between 11am-2pm, Mon-Fri.
  • Requests for weekend use must be made bynoon on the preceding Wednesday
  • Weekend usage requires collection of a cleaningfee for extra janitorial services

Layout:

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306 Soda
HP Auditorium

98

Restrictions:

  • No food or beverages
  • This room will become available at the end of the 3rd week of the semester for reservations scheduled M-F between 8am-6pm
  • Evening and weekend reservations can be made according to the standard advance booking rules

Layout:

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310 Soda

45

Restrictions:

  • This room will become available at the end of the 3rd week of the semester for reservations scheduled M-F between 8am-6pm
  • Evening and weekend reservations can be made according to the standard advance booking rules

Layout:

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405 Soda

40

Restrictions:

  • This room will become available at the end of the 3rd week of the semester for reservations scheduled M-F between 8am-6pm
  • Evening and weekend reservations can be made according to the standard advance booking rules

Layout:

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380 Soda

35

Restrictions:

  • No office hours or tutoring
  • No study groups before 5 pm

Layout:

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320 Soda

30

Restrictions:

  • This room will become available at the end of the 3rd week of the semester for reservations scheduled M-F between 8am-6pm
  • Evening and weekend reservations can be made according to the standard advance booking rules

Layout:

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606 Soda

24

Restrictions:

  • No office hours or tutoring
  • No study groups before 5 pm

Layout:

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373 Soda

20

Restrictions:

  • No office hours or tutoring
  • No study groups before 5 pm

Layout:

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511 Soda

15

Restrictions:

  • No food or beverages
  • No office hours or tutoring

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Soda Hall Alcoves

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Room
Name/Number

Cap.

Restrictions/Layout

Availability

411 Soda

15

Restrictions:

  • Priority given to (U)GSI Office Hours and tutoring sessions
  • During first 2 weeks of Spr/Fall semesters, priority is given to (U)GSIs to reserve office hours
  • Beginning week 3 of Spr/Fall semesters, tutors can reserve rooms for tutoring

Layout:

  • Glass wall

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611 Soda

15

Restrictions:

  • Priority given to (U)GSI Office Hours and tutoring sessions
  • During first 2 weeks of Spr/Fall semesters, priority is given to (U)GSIs to reserve office hours
  • Beginning week 3 of Spr/Fall semesters, tutors can reserve rooms for tutoring

Layout

  • Open to hallway

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651 Soda

10

Restrictions:

  • Priority given to (U)GSI Office Hours and tutoring sessions
  • During first 2 weeks of Spr/Fall semesters, priority is given to (U)GSIs to reserve office hours
  • Beginning week 3 of Spr/Fall semesters, tutors can reserve rooms for tutoring

Layout:

  • Open to hallway

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341A Soda

10

Restrictions:

  • Cannot be used by lower level or graduate students
  • During first 2 weeks of Spr/Fall semesters, priority is given to (U)GSIs to reserve office hours
  • Beginning week 3 of Spr/Fall semesters, tutors can reserve rooms for tutoring

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341B Soda

10

Restrictions:

  • Cannot be used by lower level or graduate students
  • During first 2 weeks of Spr/Fall semesters, priority is given to (U)GSIs to reserve office hours
  • Beginning week 3 of Spr/Fall semesters, tutors can reserve rooms for tutoring

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283E Soda

8

Restrictions:

  • Priority given to (U)GSI Office Hours and tutoring sessions
  • During first 2 weeks of Spr/Fall semesters, priority is given to TAs to reserve office hours
  • Beginning week 3 of Spr/Fall semesters, tutors can reserve rooms for tutoring

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283H Soda

5

Restrictions:

  • Priority given to (U)GSI Office Hours and tutoring sessions
  • During first 2 weeks of Spr/Fall semesters, priority is given to TAs to reserve office hours
  • Beginning week 3 of Spr/Fall semesters, tutors can reserve rooms for tutoring

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Soda Hall Special Purpose Rooms

Listed by room capacity, largest to smallest

Room
Name/Number

Cap.

Notes (Restrictions/Layout)

Availability

500 Soda
Atrium

40

Note:

  • Ideal space for poster sessions

Layout:

  • There is no furniture in this space

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326 Soda

10

Restrictions:

  • Use limited to video recording of course content or departmental promotional materials

Note:

  • Must check out keys from front desk, normal faculty staff key does not open this room

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734 Soda

4

Use limited to:

  • Graduate student research meetings
  • DSP/alternate exams
  • Academic integrity discussions

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732 Soda

3

Use limited to:

  • Graduate student research meetings
  • DSP/alternate exams
  • Academic integrity discussions

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View or Subscribe to Room Calendars Directly on bCal

When viewing calendars via the "Check Availability" links in the rooms tables, they will occasionally appear blank due to an intermittent problem with bCal.  If that happens, use this method to view the room's calendar directly from bCal:

  1. Open your personal bCal calendar.
  2. In the left column, click the arrow to the RIGHT of "Other calendars".
  3. Select "Browse Interesting Calendars".
  4. Select the "More" tab.
  5. Select  "Resources for berkeley.edu"
  6. Scroll down to find the building you want and select it.
  7. You can either choose Preview to just get a quick look at the calendar, or Subscribe.  If you subscribe, it will be added to your list of Other calendars and you'll be able to look at it any time you want.