Re: College in stone ages...Help!
Is there a departmental office with secretaries/administrative assistants for the faculty/graduate students/etc.? If so, then I would talk to one of the secretaries/administrative assistants about open rooms. I don't know about nursing programs, but in most academic departments there is usually someone in the departmental office that books rooms for seminars, colloquia, meetings, etc. and knows what rooms are available and when. If you get in good with this person (be super nice - it's a favor they'll be doing for you ), they will often find a spot for you if one is available.
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).