Beasley Media Complex

FALL 2021 Beasley Equipment Cage Policies & Procedures

  • The Beasley Equipment Cage is located in Beasley 301.

  • FALL 2021: All Gear Is Due Back No Later Than 11/30/21 (LDOC). Be Sure To Schedule Your Appointment Here:

  • Beasley Equipment Cage Hours, Fall 2021 vary by week, Mon-Fri only. Please use the above link to check available times.

  • ALL Cage Visits are by appointment only at   WALK-UPS without an appointment are not permitted.

  • COVID-19 Update: No student, staff, or faulty will be permitted to check out or return equipment without following university and CDC guidelines, including:

  • Wearing a face covering over both mouth and nose.

Beasley Cage Equipment Checkout Policies

ALL checkouts and returns will be done through the Google Appointment Slots online appointment scheduling system. Walk-ups will not be permitted. Slots will be in 10-minute increments.


    1. Choose an available 10 minute time slot using this link:

    2. Arrive ON TIME.

    3. Have your App ID Card ready to swipe

    4. 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. 

    5. If you cannot make an appointment, CANCEL it so that others can use the time slot(s). Simply delete your slot on Google Appointment Slots

Standard check-out times are 2 days (Mon-Wed checkouts) and 3 days (Thur-Fri checkouts) unless otherwise authorized by your professor.

Late Penalties

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

Days Late - Account Hold Duration

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, and can be purchased from 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

In the dropdown box select:

North Carolina --> Appalachian State University (DO NOT Choose App State Photography)

Policy Limit: $3,000

Deductible: $100

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.

Thank you,

The Beasley Cage