Institutional Research and Planning

Space Planning & Management:
Space Utilization

Utilization Reporting Information

All Space Management utilization recommendations are subject to UNC System Office utilization standards . The UNC System has established the following targets for classroom and lab utilization.
  • Student seat usage:
    • Classroom- 65%
    • Lab- 75%
  • Target room hour usage:
    • Classroom- 35 hours per week
    • Lab- 20 hours per week

Classroom Utilization Dashboard

  • Space Management uses the interactive classroom utilization dashboard as one way to ensure good stewardship of limited classroom resources and to reduce overall costs for the University. Space Management tracks hour usage, seat usage, and mean room size to help determine future classroom inventory requirements and improve efficiency of existing inventory.
  • Visit the  Campus Space Utilization Dashboard (coming soon) to see time and seat utilization for instructional space on the UNCW campus. Utilization data is assessed Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. and Friday between 8am – 3pm per week that a room is occupied.
  • Room hour usage
    • UNCW room hour usage goal is 35 hours per week.
  • Student seat usage
    • UNCW student seat usage goal is 65%.