Improved Booking System Simplifies Advising Appointments

The old RoomRes system.

Years ago, a customized application called RoomRes was created to facilitate student advising appointments and reservations of several study spaces within the libraries. As the usage of RoomRes grew, the limitations of that solution became clear.

Last spring, a new easy-to-use web platform,, was introduced to improve advisor and student experiences. Advisors have more flexibility with scheduling, can require advance notice for bookings, and collect student data prior to their appointments. Students can navigate the system much more efficiently to select the best appointment time for them.

Screenshot of the new appointment system for academic advising.
The new appointment system.

If you are an advisor and would like to take advantage of the new SMU Booking system at, please submit a request to or contact the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP. For more information about using hosted by Libcal, please see the at

Students can learn more about the advising process and make an appointment at the registrar’s website.

Update Aug. 30, 2018: Added information about accessing

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Zach Peterson

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.