Lab Hours & Policies

Lab Hours

General Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1-6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1-11 p.m.

Exceptions

  • Closed-session class labs: Please check the CS Course Schedule for times.
  • Regular classes: Professors may choose to use the labs for instruction during class time.
  • Exams: Labs are occasionally reserved for exams and tests.
  • Summer/Holidays: Lab hours may vary during the summer, holidays, and between terms.

Lab Policies

Computer Configuration

Configuration changes are made only with the consent of the Lab Coordinator. Commercial software shall not be installed on lab machines without permission of the Department Chair or Lab Coordinator.

Saving Work

Always keep backup copies of your files. It is not possible to ensure that personal files stored on the local hard drives will be safe. Work should always be backed up to floppy disks, CD-RWs, or to the appropriate class folder on the file server. The Department provides server space for backup, but please do not keep multiple copies of the same project on the server. Server space is cleared after every term.

Last Day of Term

The last day of classes is the last day the labs are officially open, and all files on computers in 201, 202 and 203 are subject to removal after this date. It is imperative that programs and projects be finished before Study Day or the first day of exams, whichever comes first. This policy allows the computers to be cleaned and reconfigured before the lab assistants leave for their break and gives everyone a chance to prepare for exams.

Research Machines

The research area in Riley Hall 202 is restricted to students who have been granted a station. Research space is limited and workstations are reassigned every term.