About the Space

In adherence to COVID-19 campus protocols, the Noel Studio and Libraries will require all visitors (regardless of vaccination status) to be masked while using our spaces and services, beginning August 15, 2021, and until further notice. Students who cannot adhere to masking guidelines for any reason, including medical reasons, should make use of our online consultations.


The Noel Studio space is designed to help you think critically and creatively as you brainstorm, plan, draft, and refine your communication projects. Centrally located in the John Grant Crabbe (Main) Library and designed to facilitate multiple learning styles, the Noel Studio is a 10,000 square-foot space that encourages active learning and collaboration.

What can I do in the Noel Studio?

Work alone, in small groups, or with a trained Noel Studio consultant in an interactive, high-energy environment; print materials and adjust multiple high-tech and low-tech spaces to accommodate diverse learning styles, communication projects, and collaborative groups; and move furniture  to create your own ideal environment for designing effective communication.

Invention Space

Brainstorm ideas; collaborate with peers in small and large groups; save and share your outlines, brainstorms, and plans using the KappBoard, a whiteboard with digital storage; and use  low-tech manipulatives, like Legos, Play-Doh, and writeable, magnetic tiles, to plan, prototype, and increase creativity and productivity.

Breakout Spaces

Reserve with or without a Noel Studio consultant to plan, draft, and refine group communication projects; rehearse and record group presentations; and reduce speech anxiety by inviting a few friends or classmates to act as your “practice audience.”

Practice Rooms

Reserve with or without a Noel Studio consultant to plan, draft, and refine individual communication projects; rehearse and record individual presentations; and watch and reflect on a recorded presentation.

Media Wall 

Use a keyboard or touchscreen capability to design, create, and revise visual aids; bring a laptop to connect to the large monitor to better visualize and facilitate a group project; and use the large monitors to view and revise research posters in a truer-to-size format.

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