Mattin Center Practice Room Policies

Practice Room Availability

Due to Covid-19, Mattin Center practice rooms are currently unavailable. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Mattin Center Practice Rooms are available to all members of the Homewood Campus including: students, faculty, and staff. Special permission may be granted by the Director of Homewood Arts Programs for cardholding JHU affiliates on other campuses.
  • Users may check out a practice room during the following hours:
    • Monday-Friday: 9 am.- 11:30pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am-11:30pm
  • Rooms must be vacated by the times above. Please follow the directions of the student monitor or JHU Security when it is time to close.
  • Hours during Intersession, the summer, and other breaks will be posted.
  • Some Homewood Campus constituents may not have automatic access to practice rooms. If you would like to request this, contact

Checking Out a Practice Room

  • Practice Rooms can only be checked out for immediate use.
  • You must present your J-Card to the student monitor on duty in the Jones North Building located in the Mattin Center.
    • For those using mobile J-Cards you must provide another form of ID
      • For those who do not have another form of ID keys may be accepted.
  • If people are waiting for a practice room, the student monitor on duty may ask you to leave after 90 minutes so others may use the room.

Practice Room Rules

  • No food or drinks are permitted in the practice rooms. Water bottles are allowed but they cannot be placed on pianos.
  • All bags, clothing, and accessories must be placed on the floor. The only thing allowed on the piano is music.
  • When you have finished, leave the room clean.
  • Only Homewood campus affiliates may use the practice rooms. No children, family members, guests, etc. allowed.

Practice Room List

  • Room 109: Drums
  • Room 110
  • Room 111
  • Room 112: Piano
  • Room 114: Piano
  • Room 115: Piano
  • Room 116: Piano
  • Room 117: Piano
  • Room 118: Piano, Mirror
  • Room 119: Piano, Mirror

These policies are subject to revision. For questions about practice room access, equipment in practice rooms, or other concerns and questions contact

Individual Room Requests for Practicing

  • Individual students may request space in the Mattin Center only, for practice purposes when a practice room is not feasible (i.e. dance), only with HAP approval.
  • Users may request space only during the times that Practice Room monitors are on duty.
  • Reservation requests may not be longer than 1.5 hours per session.
  • Reservations must be made at least 4 business days from the requested date, but not more than 14 days in advance.
  • Approved requests are subject to change and cancellation.

To Make an Individual Room Request

  • Use the Student Organization process online:
  • Under JHU Department or Student Organization and for Event Name, please type in “individual student practice request”
  • In the text box asking for affiliation, please select registered student organization since individual request is not an option
  • In the text box “Submit a Brief Description” please indicate any specifics regarding the reason for the request.
  • Once the request has been successfully submitted, HAP will approve the request, followed by a confirmation of the reservation.

Room Use

  • No food or drink is allowed in these spaces.
  • Any misuse of space may result in prohibition from further use, or additional penalties.
  • The user is responsible for cancelling reservations that are no longer needed. Failure to do this may result in prohibition from further use.
  • Approved requests are subject to change and cancellation.

These policies are subject to revision. For other concerns and questions contact