UW Information Technology Service Catalog

Services offered by UW-IT to the University of Washington community


Service Description: 

SpaceScout™ allows any student with an iOS device or access to a Web browser to quickly and easily locate campus study spaces that meet their needs. Students can locate spaces by skimming a map, or by specifying search criteria: type of space, capacity, hours available, whether the space can be reserved, location, noise level, lighting, learning resources (whiteboard, etc.), and proximity to food/coffee. Photos of each space help students choose exactly what they’re looking for. For popular computing labs, SpaceScout also displays real-time information about computer availability. Students may rate and review spaces, and invite study partners to a space.

The app currently includes over 200 spaces on the UW-Seattle campus and 70 spaces at UW-Tacoma.  New spaces are constantly being added, and will include the UW-Bothell campuses in the future. With building renovations, remodels, and upgrades continually changing the landscape of learning resources on campus, SpaceScout provides a single place to go for up-to-date information on spaces that can help students accomplish their work.

SpaceScout was designed specifically in response to student needs, and can be accessed through the Apple apps store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spacescout/id551472160?ls=1&mt=8) or the Web: http://spacescout.uw.edu/


UW faculty; UW staff; UW students; UW students in residence halls; UW alumni; UW researchers; UW clinicians; Anyone with a UW NetID; UW academic units; UW administrative units; UW affiliated organizations; General public

Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Availability of study spaces varies and is listed in the app.
This service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee.
Service Level Description: 
This service aims to be operationally ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, having zero downtime or data loss, redundant fabrics, and no single points of failure.
Support Information: 
Phone: 206 221-5000 (Option 4)
Email: help@uw.edu
Last Review Date: 
Mon, 2014-12-15
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