Reserving Lute: UW Students

Any student enrolled in at least one class at UW can use LUTE for student projects and pilot studies. LUTE equipment for student usage is paid for by the University of Washington Student Technology Fee. Students enrolled in autumn quarter's HCDE 517, Usability Testing, are given priority in November and early December to run their studies.

Students who want to use LUTE for unfunded research (student projects, class projects, and pilot studies) need to follow these procedures to reserve LUTE or check out equipment:

  1. Fill out the Request for Reserving LUTE form and email the completed form to In your form and in your email, please make sure to indicate your preferred times for reserving LUTE.
  2. If you have not used LUTE before, the LUTE RA will contact you to set up a tutorial session and arrange for you to receive a door code.
  3. The LUTE RA will schedule your project on the LUTE calendar. You will receive an email confirming your reservation or asking for additional availability times.
  4. If you need to take equipment out of the lab, you will need to fill out an Equipment Check-out Form.

Please report any problems with the equipment to