Your Event at the Makerspace – Pre-Covid

We host events in the Makerspace that are:

[-] Innovation-, design-, engineering-related.

[-] Connected to the College of Engineering in some way. Either directly or through some collaboration.

If your event qualifies, please fill out the form here.


Note about responsibilities: The meeting organizer is responsible for the setup of furniture, signs, trash bins, custodial support and catering in all areas. Tear down and removal of furniture and/or equipment, cleanup of catering, and removal of trash is required to be completed at the end of the event on the same day as the event or no later than 10am the following morning if the event ends after 8:00pm the preceding night. Meeting organizers are advised to contact UW Madison Physical Plant at 608-263-3333 or submit a work order to arrange for furniture setup and teardown as well as custodial services for trash bins and removal. Extra trash from an event should be removed from the area and taken to the building shipping and receiving dock if special custodial services are not requested by the meeting organizer. Failure to return a space to its original state following an event may result in the denial of future requests for use of the event.


May the attendees of an event use the machines/fabrication equipment in the Makerspace?

Unless they have the appropriate permit (blue or red), no. Obtaining a valid permit requires a fee and training. For more information on obtaining a permit see here. To see which machines require a permit see here.

Although attendees can’t directly use the machines/fabrication tools, they may observe approved demonstrations. Any demonstration for students who do not hold a permit must be approved by the shop manager.

How do I get approval to give a demonstration that uses machine/fabrication equipment?

To avoid double booking the space and to prepare the appropriate safety equipment, please fill out our form above.

Note: a demonstration during an event does not authorize or qualify the attendee to then use the equipment themselves.


Please contact us with any questions.