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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 Advisory Committee on Finance and Budget, 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 Requests and Utilization Updates

Units interested in making a space request should complete the USC Space Request Form [pdf]. Please send the approved form to:

Facilities Planning, Design and Construction
Attention: Campus Space Manager
1300 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29208


Contact the Campus Space Manager Rick Jerald ( 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

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 once during the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Scott Verzyl (Chair) Office of the Provost
  • Rick Jerald (Executive) Facilities Department
  • Derek Gruner, Facilities Department
  • Neset Hikmet, Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing
  • Mike Doty, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lee Pearson, Arnold School of Public Health
  • Ed Short, Office of the Registrar
  • Nicholas Watanabe, College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

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