Office housekeeping: if you want your blackboard to be cleaned,
please erase your board and turn the sign in the chalk tray to the “Please
Clean Board” side. If there is writing
on the board of any kind, it will not be cleaned, no matter what the sign
says. Neither your floor nor your desk
will be cleaned if it is covered with papers, etc. If you would like a detailed cleaning of your
office, please email the front
office and we will make the request to housekeeping.
collected in the large bins in the hallway.
Small office bins are provided – see the front office if you do not have
one. You are required to empty your
office recycling bin into the hall bins.
Cardboard recycling is in the mail room under the fax machine for small
amounts. Large amounts can be placed in
the cardboard recycling dumpster in the side parking lot.
Email or stop by the front
office to put in a request for service – please include the room number.
Please inquire with Monique Brown
in the front office regarding ordering of office supplies prior to purchasing
them. We stock pens, markers, pencils,
chalk, notebooks, etc., and may already have what you need. We can get also supplies within a day or two
and at a lower price than you can purchase them at the store.
Please see Laurie or any office
personnel to check out textbooks for classes you are teaching. If you will be using a textbook not in our
“office library” please see Laurie to order a desk copy for you or the office. It is important that we submit the correct
textbook for the Duke Bookstore and post this information in DukeHub for
Please contact Kristen Gerondelis
for concerns regarding office furniture, including any items you’d like to have
Keys & Rooms
Office and common area keys:
common area key unlocks the Mail Room (117), Commons Room (101), 1st
floor Copy/Printer Room (102), and Conference Room (113)
you forgot your key, someone in the Front Office can lend you a key to open
key is uniquely identified so do not give your key to someone else.
you lose or misplace a key, email Kristen Gerondelis or Laurie Triggiano immediately.
Please be sure that rooms 101
(commons room/lounge), 102 (printer room), 117 (mailroom), and 113 (conference
room) remain locked after 5pm and on weekends.
If you unlock them, please re-lock them when you leave. If you find them open, please lock them. The
office staff unlocks them in the morning around 8am and locks them around 5pm
Commons Room | Lounge | Kitchen
Room 101 in the Physics building is interchangeably called
the Commons room, the Lounge or the Kitchen.
You are welcome to use the refrigerator to store your lunch, and use the
microwave, toaster, coffee machine and espresso machine. Boiling hot water is available at the
sink. Each person supplies their own
Keurig and Nespresso pods for the machines.
It is expected that everyone clean up after themselves, especially the
microwave, countertop, and tabletop.
Please keep track of your food in the refrigerator and remove it when
At times there are events for the
department, and you will be encouraged either to attend or wait until they are
finished. At these times the
refrigerator may be full, and access to it limited. Take comfort in the fact that afterward there
will likely be leftovers, and we share. Tea is at 3pm each afternoon
in the Commons room as well, and all are asked to join.
The Math conference room is
available for meetings and groups doing research. The conference room is not for office hours
nor for students who need a space for testing (use the upstairs library Room
202 for the latter). The schedule is
posted on the door the week prior - to reserve the conference room, email the front office.
If you want your blackboard to be cleaned, please erase
your board and turn the sign in the chalk tray to the “Please Clean Board”
side. If there is writing on the board
of any kind, it will not be cleaned, no matter what the sign says.
Please email the front
office with information regarding your schedule and contact information if
you will be out of town, both during the year and summer. There are times that our visitors need a
space to use while here, and space in our building is very limited. If you don’t mind a visitor using your office
while you are away, please let the office staff know. Please ensure that you secure confidential
information and that personal items of value are removed.
If you need the sign changed
outside your office door, please let Laurie Triggiano know.