Lab Policy

Computer Lab Policy

These policies are designed to keep the computer labs running efficiently and in a safe environment. Please follow these policies while in the computer labs.

  1. Do not save important information on these computers. All information is erased when the computer is rebooted. Please save data to a disk or memory device. If storage is absolutely needed on the computer you are working on, files can be saved on the U drive, or Thawed Space. Files will remain there until the computer is imaged, or until deleted. Please see #7 below for further options.
  2. Please be careful with any liquids and foods near the computers.
  3. Please be courteous with cell phones. Turn off the ringer or set your phone to vibrate while working in the lab. It is also polite to leave the area to speak on the phone as to not disturb the people around you. Staff members may ask you to leave the area if you are too loud or disturbing others.
  4. Downloading of copyrighted material is prohibited, including games, music and movies. Installation of file sharing, or peer-to-peer (P2P) applications is prohibited. Staff members will ask you to leave if they are aware of network abuse.
  5. Viewing of sexually explicit material is prohibited, and you will be asked to leave the computer lab.
  6. During certain busy times during the day, we ask that you limit your computer use if you are not working on academic material. If there are people waiting to use the computers, please be courteous to those who need to work on school related things.
  7. Personal files are your responsibility. The staff cannot be held accountable for files that do not open or print, or for disks or memory sticks that do not work. If you seek assistance from a staff member to open or work with a file, that staff memeber assumes no responsibility for that disk or file. You should back-up your work regularly in multiple places. Instead of saving files on a floppy disk, use a USB Memory Stick, or your personal space in the Student Portal. For assistance saving files in any of these locations, please ask a staff member. Staff members will not write letters or notes to professors if your files do not work.

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