- Cell phones must be muted. You are required to turn off the ringer of your cell phone upon entering a computer lab. In addition, do not make or answer cell phone calls while in the computer lab.
- Please be quiet. The computer labs are for students to use while pursuing academic goals. Please respect the rights of other people working in the labs by speaking quietly and minimizing personal distractions that might impede other students from completing their work.
- No food and drinks allowed. Any kind of food and drinks brought into a lab might prevent others from achieving their academic goals and jeopardize the computer equipment. So, food and drinks in the lab is strictly prohibited
- Headphones are required when listening to music or any audible software while working. You will need to bring your own headphones to the labs. Headphones are not available for checkout in the labs.
- Always log out before leaving the workstation. Anyone sitting down at a workstation at which you have not logged out will have access to your printing allotment, your identity, and your accounts, and can inflict great harm to you if so inclined. Close all applications before logging out and make sure your logout was successful before leaving the site.
- Never share your password with anyone. No one has the right to ask you for your password. If you suspect someone has gained access to your password, contact us at
- You may leave a workstation for up to 15 minutes. If you take a break and are gone longer than 15 minutes, your workstation may be given to the next person waiting in line. If your workstation is locked and you have not returned after 15 minutes, the computer will be restarted and unsaved data will be lost.
- Use of tobacco products is strictly forbidden. Anyone found smoking, chewing, or snuffing tobacco will be told to stop or leave the lab immediately. Those choosing to leave will not lose access to their workstations if they return within 15 minutes.
- Tampering with workstations is not permitted. To ensure a uniform appearance in the labs, the labs have an elaborate model for maintaining a secure and highly reliable network of personal workstations for student computing. Students found tampering with any of the workstations, display devices, printers, or other computing hardware in a lab may lose some or all of their computing privileges.
- Any of the following practices may result in the loss of computing privileges or other disciplinary action:
- The use of a username other than your own to gain access to a workstation
- Any attempt to disconnect a workstation, any of its components, or any other computing hardware in the lab
- Any attempt to circumvent the network in the lab by connecting workstations together
- Any attempt to circumvent security in the lab
- Any unauthorized attempt to attach a device or cable of any kind to the back of a workstation. On most workstations, front panel connections for headphones and USB-compliant devices are readily available for the convenience of students.
- Copyright infringement is against the law.The duplication and distribution of copyrighted materials without the express written permission of the author constitutes copyright infringement; see how to avoid copyright law infringement with digital media.
Anyone disturbing the academic environment of the lab may be asked to leave.