COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Resources and updates related to COVID-19 and the Knowlton community. Changes to building hours, access to facilities, and other important updates will be posted here.

All university requirements apply to Knowlton Hall. As elsewhere on campus, students, faculty and staff must complete a daily health check, wear masks, observe safe distancing requirements, and practice good hand-washing hygiene.

Learn more at Stay Healthy Buckeyes.

Updated May 14, 2021

Knowlton Hall Access

During the semester, Knowlton Hall is open during the following days and times. Students can access the building during the below hours only. Faculty and staff have BuckID swipe access during evenings and weekends.

Day Hours
Monday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
East and South card swipe doors, BuckID not required*
Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
East and South card swipe doors, BuckID not required*


* KN faculty and staff still maintain BuckID swipe access 24/7

Student Services Hours Appointments

The virtual information desk will for questions normally addressed by walk-in hours.

Student Services Virtual Info Desk

Join via Zoom

Day Hours
Monday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

In-Person Student Services Office Hours

All staff and student appointments will continue to be conducted remotely.

Knowlton Hall Facilities Access

Banvard Gallery

The Banvard Gallery will display works throughout autumn semester, but entry into the gallery is not permitted. Visitors can view the exhibitions through the glass partitions inside Knowlton Hall and through the windows on the KSA Café terrace on the north side of Knowlton Hall.

Computer  and Plotting Lab

The computing and plotting lab is accessible Monday–Friday during building hours.

KSA Café

The KSA Café is open. For hours of operation, see University Dining Services.


The MAT/FAB Lab is open for a limited number of hours. Find the current hours for each lab on the MAT/FAB Lab page.

Roof Garden

The Roof Garden is accessible Monday–Friday during building hours.

Quiet Room

The Quiet Room is open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Architecture Library

The Architecture Library library is open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

For more information, contact Clint Tomlinson.

Contact-free pickup at Thompson Library is at East (Oval) Entrance Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 12–5 p.m. The Thompson Library book drop is open for contact-free return of library materials.

Learn more