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AudioVisual Services

Who We Are/What We Do

The AV Department is a division of the Office of Academic Technology at USciences. The AV staff maintains Audio-visual equipment in more than 80 equipped classroom, lecture, lab, and meeting spaces on our campus. AV also provides operating staff and equipment for all university special events and student programming, as well as implements and configures emerging technologies to continue to improve student success.

How to Get Classroom AV Support or Assistance

If you are in class and require AV Assistance of an urgent nature, please call the helpdesk at: 215-596-7575. When the phone tree announcement starts, push 3.

  • This will ring all AV technician phones simultaneously, and your call will be answered in the order in which it was received.
  • If there is no answer, please leave a voice message with your name, location, time of day, and how we can contact you.

How to Request Equipment for a Regularly Scheduled Course


If you require equipment for a regularly scheduled course, please send an email to avrequest@usciences.edu with the following information:

  1. Date(s) of your class
  2. Location
  3. Start Time
  4. End Time
  5. Your Course Title and Section
  6. The Professor's Contact Information
  7. A Detailed Description of your Needs.


How to Request Equipment for a Special Event

  1. Try to choose a venue for your event that most closely matches your AV requirements.
  2. Use the AV Support resource request in Active Data Calendar when requesting your venue. In the resource notes field, please specify the AV services you need for your event. Be as detailed as possible.
  3. Upon recieving your request, a member of the AV Department will evaluate and follow up with you, if necessary.


Once We Receive Your Request…

Once we receive your request, a member of the Academic Technology Team will contact you to confirm your request and schedule your assistance.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to e-mail avrequest@usciences.edu.

Alternatively, you may call our hotline: 215.436.9881



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How much notice does the AV Department need to provide AV Services for my event?

Can AV video tape my event/class?

Are there post-production or editing services available for my video?

Can AV provide class capture for my course?

What if my event requires AV equipment or services not offered by USciences?

Is there a cost associated with AV services?

Can I request any AV Service in any University space?



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