Upcycle Annex

The Upcycle Annex is a student-run makerspace and repair cafe where students can reduce waste, fight throwaway culture, learn and maintain repair skills, and build community centered on sustainability, creativity, and D.I.Y. culture.



What is the Upcycle Annex? 

In 2019 the Upcycle Annex was created by a student employee in the Office of Sustainability. Originally intended to be a repair cafe only, the space was soon being used for a variety of creative crafts and upcycling projects in addition to repair projects. The space is stocked with sewing machines, donated tools, repair manuals, and craft supplies. Our supply inventory changes regularly as donations come in. 

The space can be reserved by individuals and groups wanting to collaborate on larger projects, or just work in the company of others. During open hours a student staff member is present. All crafts and projects are welcome, but our primary focus is reusing materials and repairing items to keep them out of the waste stream. 

Workshops are organized throughout the year. We accept tool and craft supply donations. Use of the space and materials are free of charge, but tools must be used at the Upcycle Annex - we do not check items out to take home. 



Monday 2-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 1pm-5pm
Thursday 1pm-5pm
Friday 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.