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Classrooms will have fewer seats this year

Robert BlandFaculty members are being asked not to remove or add any desks or chairs in their classrooms after a routine audit found numerous classrooms did not meet current fire and life safety seating regulations. 

The International Building Code and the National Fire Protection Association state that classrooms with non-fixed seating must provide 20 square feet per student. Fixed seating, commonly found in assembly or large classroom spaces, do not fall under these regulations.

A total of 1,200 seats in a majority of buildings on campus and at Discovery Park will be affected by those regulations. Some classrooms – such as in the Auditorium and Language Buildings and Wooten Hall - will see seating space cut in half in certain rooms. Other classrooms will experience a decrease of one to two seats.

The Office of Space Management and Planning has worked closely with the departments, Registrar and UNT Facilities to implement the new requirements this summer. 

 “We are asking for everyone’s cooperation in this process,” said Darlene Callahan, director of Space Management and Planning. “Please do not remove or add chairs/desks in the classrooms. Our number one priority is the safety of our students and faculty.”

All classroom capacities have been adjusted by the Registrar in the AdAstra scheduling program effective summer I.  Facilities is currently removing excess seating and will replace the classroom capacity signs to reflect the new occupancy requirements prior to the fall semester.

Click below for a comprehensive list of classrooms affected and the new seating capacities.     

Classroom Seating Adjustments.pdf74.57 KB

Posted on: Tue 18 June 2013

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