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Space Needs and Planning

SNAP is the central point of contact for colleges, schools and other units on the Columbia campus to make space requests. The SNAP committee reviews requests, identifies possible solutions and make recommendations to the University’s Capital Planning Committee, which makes the decision whether to grant the request.

Instructions for making a space request are provided below. If you wish to report a classroom problem, please see Classroom Enhancement and Scheduling.

Space Request Process and Form

Units interested in making a space request should complete the space request form [pdf] and send the completed form to:

Facilities Planning and Construction
Attention: Campus Space Manager
743 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Space Utilization Updates

Contact the Campus Space Manager Rick Jerald (rjjerald@fmc.sc.edu) to communicate all space use changes within area(s) currently allocated to your department. It is important to correctly report how space is used to help ensure that the university accurately reports space utilization as required by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

SNAP committee Membership

The SNAP committee is the central point of contact for colleges, schools and other units on the Columbia campus to make space requests. The committee reviews requests, identifies possible solutions and makes recommendations to the University’s Capital Planning Committee, which makes the decision whether to grant the request.

SNAP committee members are selected by the Office of the Provost and include representatives from the University Faculty, Council of Academic Deans, Registrar’s Office, Office of Research, and Facilities Office. A Vice Provost serves as the chair and the Campus Space Manager serves as the executive of the committee. The committee meets on a monthly basis.

  • Allen Miller (Chair), Provost Office
  • Derek Gruner, Facilities Office
  • Rick Jerald (Executive), Facilities Office
  • Bob Askins, Registrar's Office
  • Steve Etheredge, Office of Research
  • Tayloe Harding, School of Music (Council of Academic Deans Representative)
  • Gus Hoffmeyer, Facilities Office
  • Scott Goode, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • John Moring, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Tom Opal, Facilities Office