Introducing QuickRoom

Jessie Combs Scheffler

Earlier this month the Registrar’s Office, in collaboration with IS&T, launched QuickRoom, a new app that can help members of the MIT community find an unreserved classroom in real time. QuickRoom is optimized for use on mobile devices, so if you allow it to use your location, it will identify unreserved space close to you. The app marks unreserved Registrar’s Office classrooms with dropped pins on a Google map of campus, a familiar convention for location-oriented apps.

QuickRoom appQuickRoom is not a reservation system. Unreserved classrooms identified by QuickRoom are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are ideally suited for impromptu study groups, as places to go between classes, for spur-of-the-moment meetings, and as quiet study spaces. QuickRoom has already been used by several hundred community members since it was deployed.

QuickRoom is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. For further details and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the Registrar’s Office website. Try it out—and please send us your feedback!