Butler University - connect2

Open hours

Checkout open hours:
Monday - Friday:
12:00PM - 8:00PM

Scheduled Closings:
March 8-17- Spring break 
No equipment will be available, plan accordingly


Contact us

770 West Hampton Drive,

Fairbanks Center, Room 030

Indianapolis, IN 46208

United States



Scheduled Closings: 
March 8-17- Spring break 

No equipment will be available, plan accordingly


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Checkout access is for designated courses in CCOM only. If you are not enrolled in a production-related course, do not sign in unless you have been instructed to do so by your instructor or Mark Harris.

You must do an initial login with your Butler username and password in order to receive your access assignment(s). If you used Connect2 last semester and are enrolled in a checkout course this semester, you are probably still in the system and strikes will be carried over from last semester. 

Bookings not picked up within 2 hours of the start of the reservation are automatically canceled by Connect2.

❄️SEVERE WEATHER❄️: In the event of a weather delay, checkout will still open at Noon as scheduled. In the event that the university closes due to severe weather, checkout will also close with the university. You should plan on returning any equipment that you have the next day that the university is back in session. Users will be usually be emailed with instructions.

A watch was recently found in one of the light kits. If you think it is yours, email Mark Harris and describe it. ⌚️


📺How to make a booking in Connect2

Important note: Your booking needs to cover the entire duration of the time that you need the equipment. Making a second booking for the same equipment will not work because the first booking shows up as a late return and the second one will expire 2 hours after the equipment is not picked up!

📺How to extend your reservation in Connect 2

If this doesn't work, email Mark Harris and ask to have your reservation extended. Be sure to include the return day and time in your email.


Equipment Policy: All equipment is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. All equipment must be checked out for use on academic class projects and class use. All equipment requests are subject to availability and the system may substitute another piece of equipment if the specific one that you reserved is unavailable.

Equipment Checkout is open from Noon until 8pm Monday-Friday.
The Fairbanks Center facilities in this system are available from 7 a.m. to 11:00 pm daily. If you need to return equipment after hours, request a locker from the checkout staff.

You are responsible for all equipment and parts assigned to you until they are returned to a checkout staff member. Do not leave equipment unattended or where it is likely to theft such as in the backseat of your car. This will result in an immediate suspension.

Some studio reservations require that you contact staff PRIOR to reserving online as noted in the room description.

CCOM internships are not checkout courses. Your contracted organization should provide you with equipment and facilities to do work assigned for your internship. Employed positions on-campus likewise are not supported by camera checkout. Your employer needs to provide you with assets needed for you to do your job.

Failure to return equipment on time affects other students. Failure to return equipment as scheduled will result in a strike on your access and/or eventual suspension of equipment privileges, which may affect your course grades. Please respect the rules and your fellow students by adhering to policy. Use of Checkout equipment for use outside of designated CCOM class projects or any use for personal profit is strictly prohibited. By proceeding to make reservations, you imply your understanding & consent of this and other posted policies.