Video Conferencing

Video conferencing allows you to participate in off campus events such as forums, lectures, interviews, meetings and discussions.

UCSC Video Conferencing Service

UCSC has several rooms equipped for videoconferencing. Each room is equipped with the data projector, codec, camera, microphones and speakers and/or a speakerphone. All of these facilities are designed to be self-service. If assistance is needed to test, set up and/or originate a video conference, there will be a labor charge based on the amount of time needed for support.

The rooms at UCSC support H.323 video conferencing, but not necessarily Skype. If it is necessary to use Skype for a conference, please confirm that the room you are using has that capability.

Campus videoconference rooms include:

  • Kerr Hall, Room 61
  • Communications, Room 143
  • Scotts Valley Center (various rooms)
  • McHenry Library, Rooms 1336, 1343 and 1345

    • McHenry 1336, seating up to 20 people, is equipped with a Lifesize videoconference device that allows up to 4 simultaneous connections. There is a separate VideoCart set up that allows for Skype, Zoom, Google Hangout, Go To Meeting and other applications. Be sure to include the type of connection you want when you make the reservation.
    • McHenry 1343 and McHenry 1345 both contain desktop videoconference PCs with webcams. The size is ideal for 1 or 2 people. They also contain speakerphones allowing users to participate in web conferences such as Zoom.

Please submit the Videoconference Request Form to schedule a videoconference in McHenry 1336, 1343 or 1345. All of these rooms are equipped with data projectors and speakerphones. They are multi-use facilities, consequently requiring a 10 working day notice for reservation.

Arrangements to use Kerr 61, Comm 143 and Scotts Valley Center rooms can be made in Google calendar. 


Scotts Valley Center 3146, Kerr 61 and Communications 143 are official ITS Division Operation Centers (DOC). They are utilized by ITS staff to perform the operation of restoring functionality of critical campus systems following a disaster and/or extended service disruption. Be prepared to relocate should the room be needed for this purpose.

Meetings that require the video conference equipment take priority. If your meeting is not a video conference, please reserve a different room if possible.

Video conference rooms are self-service rooms. No immediate technical support is provided. For help, read the Quick Guide provided in the room.

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