Classroom Layouts

Physical Distancing Guidelines

Physical distancing measures in classrooms are part of our commitment to safety. These guidelines are provided to help departments and regional campuses configure their classrooms consistently with 30 square feet per student and 6’ distancing between. We are allowing for 6’ from the front of the room for the instructor area and maintaining enough space for accessibility turnaround in entryways.

Layouts by Seating Type

We are using a  7’-0” diameter hexagon to achieve physical distancing for student seating with a 2’ diameter circle in the center to represent the student; make sure hexagons are rotated appropriately so as to not overlap.

Tablet Arm Seating

Hexagons should interlock to create honeycomb grid in space. Only instructor table and podium will be drawn in classroom configurations.

Diagram showing how to achieve physical distancing in classrooms with tablet arm seating

Table and Chair Seating

Every other seat should be marked, alternating starting seat per row. Student tables (standard 24” x 60”) will be drawn to aid in room resets, as well as instructor table/podium.

Diagram showing how to achieve physical distancing in classrooms with table and chair seating

Fixed Lecture Hall Seating

Three open seats between marked seats, skipping rows between.

Diagram showing how to achieve physical distancing in classrooms with lecture hall seating

Computer Lab Seating

Minimum of two open computers between safe seats depending on density. Remove unavailable workstations or remove keyboard, mouse and chair at unavailable workstations.

Diagram showing how to achieve physical distancing in computing labs

Public Computing Areas

Minimum of two open computers between safe seats depending on density. Remove unavailable workstations or remove keyboard, mouse and chair at unavailable workstations.

Diagram showing how to achieve physical distancing in public computing labs

Instructor Zones

Together as Buckeyes | we are staying 6 feet apart

  • Instructor zones will be 6’-0” deep from the front of the room and marked by “Together as Buckeyes” floor adhesives (included in classroom signage kit).
  • Instructor table (typically 24” x 48”) and podium (typically 30” x 30”) should fall within the instructor zone.
  • Table should have 3’-0” of clearance behind it and podium should have a minimum of 3’-0” clearance behind it, but preferably 5’-0”
  • ADA turnarounds at door will be maintained.

Safe Seating

Together as Buckeyes We Are Staying 6 Feet Apart
Adhesive label used to mark safe seating areas, reads "Together as Buckeyes we are staying 6 feet apart: Sit here."

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  • Furniture in classrooms will be labeled with a 6" round graphic, marking it as "safe for use." Furniture not being used in layouts will be removed from classrooms (where possible).
  • Label material may vary based on the surface the label must adhere to (carpet or hard surface flooring).
  • Tablet Arm Seating: 6" round label adheres directly to floor beneath chair.
  • Fixed Seat, Lecture Hall: 6" round label adheres to underside of seat so it is visible when chair is not being used.
  • Labs: 4" square label adheres to top or side of monitor and will be printed on polystyrene for durability and wipeability.

Clean Your Workstation

Remember to clean your workstation and tools upon arrival
Adhesive label applied to work surfaces, reads "Remember to clean your workstation and tools upon arrival."

  • Furniture in classrooms will be tagged with a 3" x 4" label reminding users to clean surfaces and tools prior to beginning class.
  • Tablet Arm Seating: Label adheres to the top of the tablet work surface.
  • Table and Chair: Label adheres to top center of table surface.
  • Fixed Seat, Lecture Hall: Label adheres to the top rear of chair back that is directly in front of seating that has been marked as “safe for use."
  • Instructor Podium: Label adheres to work surface near touch panel.
  • Labs: Label adheres to work surface near mouse and keyboard.