Policy for Kresge 2535 / Editing Suite


Facilities are temporarily unavailable 

Due to special operations related to COVID-19, the Kresge 2535 Editing Suite is OFFLINE and unavailable for use during Fall Quarter 2021.  The access policy described below may apply to future quarters if access should be restored.


All authorized users must have a valid Northwestern Wildcard with a chip.
    • All Wildcards issued since 2016 should already be enabled with an RFID chip, suitable for use with contactless door locks at the University.
    • New Wildcards or replacements for non-functioning cards can be procured from the Wildcard Office in Norris. 
Access to MADS spaces is managed by the Studio with assistance from the Northwestern Lockshop. Names and NetIDs of all potential student users must be submitted to the studio in advance by a faculty member via a class list or roster.
    • Please allow 3 business days for initial access to be processed
    • Faculty must inform the MADSTUDIO if any student drops the class so their access can be revoked
All users who receive 24-hour access to the rooms should also receive 24-hour access to Kresge Hall.
The Student workers on duty in Kresge 2510 do not have authorization to let people into the rooms; access/usage is monitored by Wildcard.


Users may use one of the 3 stations on a first-come first-serve basis.
If there is no station available during regular MADSTUDIO hours, the computers in Kresge 2510 can alternatively provide the same software and similar capabilities.


Lab Aides in Kresge 2510 can help with basic troubleshooting and are available during MADSTUDIO open hours.
Please do not remove the microphones headsets or apple boxes from room 2535.
Please report broken equipment immediately to the student workers at the desk in Kresge 2510 in person during regular hours or via email to mads-circ@northwestern.edu after hours.


There are 3 stations in this room, please be courteous to concurrent users.
When in the hallway, please be aware of the “On Air” signs and adjust speaking levels accordingly.
When you are finished with your reservation, please make sure that you have logged out of the computer and that the “On Air” sign has been turned off.
Please do not consume any food in the room. Drinks are permitted only if they are in closed containers.
Dispose of scrap paper and other trash in the receptacles provided.  Please report any spills, unusual trash, or incidents to the staff in Kresge 2510.


As with other areas of the Kresge building, access and activity of authorized users in the space may be recorded. Entry to and use of the facilities and/or computers constitutes consent to such monitoring. In the event of violation of university policy or local law, evidence of such monitoring may be submitted to the appropriate University and/or law enforcement officials.