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Global Hub and Allen Center Winter Quarter Policies and Guidelines

Our goal continues to be to provide as many students as possible with the opportunity to attend classes and events in person, while protecting the health and safety of our community. To ensure we are successful, and that we can maintain the hybrid modality throughout the quarter, please find the protocols for using the Global Hub and Allen Center below.

Accessing the Hub and Allen Center


Attending Classes/Events

Access to the Global Hub is permitted on the days that you are scheduled to attend class or event in person, which will be validated through the ‘seat assignment’ feature of the Kellogg Daily Access App upon checking into the building. Students attending events in-person must be registered for the event on CampusGroups in order to attain an in-person seat in their app. Students are now permitted to stay all day at the Hub/Allen Center on the days when they have an in-person seat in their app.

  • You can now release your in-person seat and capture available in-person seats for classes occurring in the Hub. Instructions for capturing and releasing seats can be found in this guide.


Hoteling/Study Rooms

Informal hangout spaces and hoteling spaces where students can eat lunch, attend virtual non-curricular programming or study are available in the Allen Center (immediately adjacent to the Global Hub) or the Global Hub. Hoteling spaces in the Allen Center or Global Hub can be reserved in CampusGroups on a first come, first serve basis during operating hours.

  • Hoteling spaces should be reserved by 7:00am the day of in order to secure a seat. Email studentaffairs@kellogg.northwestern.edu with any questions about reserving hoteling space.
  • During the times when you are permitted on campus, you may book a study group room as you usually would through Study Buddy.


CMC Virtual Interview Rooms

Students who wish to reserve a space for a virtual interview can do so through the CMC, regardless of whether they are scheduled for in-person class. To request a space for a virtual interview, please fill out this form.


Exceptional Circumstances

Students who are not scheduled for in-person class but who wish to reserve a space for another extenuating circumstance, such as inability to attend class from home, may request approval through Student Life by filling out this form.

Informal Hangout Spaces


During the times that you are permitted to be on campus, you may access informal hangout spaces such as the Global Hub’s lower level and the Allen Center’s first and second floor corridors during break and lunch times. These spaces do not require a reservation for use, though social distancing must be maintained and current COVID capacity constraints are adhered to.

Dining on Campus

  • Using the BOOST app, you may order food from Gordon’s Marketplace. You may choose Gordon’s Marketplace or the Allen Center as a pick-up point for your order.
  • Students may eat in any of the informal hangout spaces, Gordon’s Marketplace, or outside.
  • Food is not allowed in classrooms, with the exception of when you have reserved a hoteling space over lunch.
  • After eating, please dispose of your trash and self-clean your dining table.
  • Do not move chairs or tables in the designated dining areas. These areas are set up to comply with health and safety measures and social distancing guidelines.
  • In-person club and section events can now serve food to attendees. Food can be eaten after events occur in designated dining spaces and in accordance with the guidelines for event planning in COVID.

Building Operating Hours

Global Hub:
Monday – Friday: Open 7 AM -10 PM
Saturday: Open 10 AM -6 PM
Sunday: Closed

The Allen Center:
Monday – Thursday: Open 8:30 AM -6 PM
Friday – Sunday: Closed