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	BIOS's public tour held the first wednesday of each month at 10am meets at Reception.</p>

BIOS's public tour held the first wednesday of each month at 10am meets at Reception.

Reception is the first stop for many visitors to BIOS, including guests of the Wednesday public tours and students arriving for courses.

The front desk is open daily from 9am-5pm and provides a variety of services including:

  • Stamps
  • Mailboxes
  • Courtesy phone for in-house and local calls
  • Change
  • Snacks (chips, candy, etc.)
  • Tickets for drinks at the Passing Wind
  • Bus tickets and schedules
  • BIOS phone directory
  • Gift shop sales
  • General information

Reception is also where mail (including freight) is delivered and outgoing mail can be weighed for appropriate postage. Attached to the Hanson Hall auditorium, the library and computer lab, lecture rooms, and meeting rooms, the Reception area at BIOS serves as a central meeting place for many daily activities.