The Beasley Equipment Cage

Spring 2024 Beasley Equipment Cage Policies & Procedures

  • The Beasley Equipment Cage is located in Beasley Media Complex (BMC) 301.

  • Spring 2024 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (January 22-May 6, 2024)

  • All cage visits are by appointment only. Walk-ups without an appointment are not permitted. 

  • Standard checkout times are:
    Mon - Wed: 2 day checkouts
    Thursday: Due back Friday or Monday
    Friday: Due back on Monday

How to checkout gear from the cage. 

Appointments & gear will all be reserved through webcheckout. Click the button below to reserve your gear & appointment time to pickup/drop off. Walk-ups will not be permitted. Slots will be in 10-minute increments.


Click here for a brief tutorial on how to use Webcheckout

Beasley Cage gear checkout policies

  1. Have your App ID Card ready to swipe.

  2. Be prepared to go over ALL equipment items to be sure nothing is missing or broken upon check-out and check-in. You will be responsible for all missing and broken items when equipment is returned.

  3. If you cannot keep your appointment, CANCEL it through webcheckout so that others can use the gear/time slot. The video above shows you how to cancel. 

Late Penalties

It is your responsibility to return your equipment during posted hours on the weekday it is due. Failure to return equipment on time will result in a hold on your account as follows:

  • One - One Week
  • Two - Two Weeks
  • Three - Three Weeks
  • Four - Account Suspended (Contact your professor)

Insurance & Liability

The Department of Communication requires that students sign a liability agreement, as well as purchase insurance to cover loss, theft ! and/or damage to equipment. A minimum $3,000 policy is required. Policies are good for one year from time of purchase. All EMB students taking production courses requiring the use of our gear must obtain an insurance policy.  The primary (and cheapest) option is through

How to purchase insurance:

In the dropdown box select:
North Carolina --> Appalachian State University (DO NOT Choose App State Photo/Film)
Policy Limit: $3,000
Deductible: $100 
DO NOT ADD Additional Liability Coverage

The premium + processing fee is $76 for one year (two full semesters plus summer, if necessary).  

After purchasing, bring a copy of your proof of insurance to the equipment room.  You must also sign a liability agreement, available from your professor.  You will then be able to check out equipment that is specific to the class(es) you are taking during the semester.

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