What We Do

Q & A about the Hobby Shop!


Q: Are orientations mandatory?
A: Yes. Since we are not an academic shop we do not operate on the same schedule as assignment driven departments. It helps us when everyone understands how we operate whether or not you are a beginner or have a high level skill set in building. We all share one space to create.

Q: When are orientations held?
A: Orientations are generally held twice a week for the first 10 weeks of each term. We can arrange alternate orientation times for three of more people.

Q: How many terms are there during the year?
A: There are three terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Q: Do you pro-rate term fees?
A: No. We do not pro-rate term fees

Teaching and Learning

Q: When should I join the Hobby Shop?
A. You should join the Hobby Shop when you have a personel or academic project to work on. Please keep in mind that we do not give out assignments, we are here to guide and help you build your design ideas. We are also not a "fast shop". Our primary job is to help you plan and execute your projects safety and effectively.

Q: How do I learn to use the machinery?
A: We teach members of the shop one on one, each machine you would need to use to accomplish what you need to accomplish. You need to be prepared with dimensional drawings. We recommend that you do not purchase materials right away until you have practiced on scrap material first.

Q: I have experience using the machinery. Can I just come in and use them?
A: If you have experience we simply need to watch you operate the tools or machinery to determine how accomplished you are.