Mattin Center Practice Room Policies

Practice Room Availability

Per JHU guidelines, the Mattin Center practice rooms are closed with no exceptions. On-campus residences, including residence halls, will only be available to students living in those spaces. Non-residents will not be able to access those spaces, including the practice rooms.

JHU is encouraging students to remain at home during the Fall semester. Information is available here, (Section 5), for students and the financial hardships related to the switch to distance learning, including housing. Please contact the Director of Homewood Arts with any questions.

Standard Practice Room Policies, subject to change and COVID-19 restrictions

  • 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