Computer Center Public Lab Policies

Violation of these policies may result in suspension of lab privileges and other appropriate disciplinary actions.

  • Software may not be installed or reconfigured (even temporarily) on the hard drives of any classroom or lab computer without proper consultation. This is to ensure that the facilities remain completely operational for all users.
  • Customers are expected to adhere to federal copyright laws.
  • It is not the responsibility of Drew University or its employees to define what “offensive” means. Customer complaints regarding offensive (but legal) materials on other customers’ screens will be dealt with by advising the offended party to move to another seat in the computer center.
  • In the event that there is insufficient seating in the labs, customers using systems for non-academic purposes may be asked to give up their seat so that customers who need to use the facilities for academic reasons may be accommodated.
  • Labs may not be used for mass duplication of materials.
  • Labs are for use by Drew faculty, staff, and students only. Guests, children, etc. must be accompanied by a member of the Drew community at all times and may not use the equipment.
  • Absolutely no eating, drinking, or smoking is allowed in Computer Center labs and classrooms.
  • The Computer Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items in the public computer labs. If items are found by Computer Center staff, they will be forwarded to Public Safety. Small items, such as diskettes, CDs, headphones, etc. will be kept at the Helpdesk for 3 months, so check with the desk attendant.
  • Computer Center labs and classrooms are sometimes available to faculty for hands-on computer sessions. Please refer to the BC 1 and BC 5 Room Usage and Reservation Policy section below for details.
  • The Writing Center is not part of University Technology’s public computer labs. Email the Writing Center for details concerning their facilities.

BC 1 and BC 5 Room Usage and Reservation Policy

These are technology spaces scheduled by Verna Holcomb. She can be reached at vnienhou@drew.edu or 973-408-3971 with any reservation requests, comments or questions.

BC 1

BC 1 is a room most often used for training workshops; when a professor requests this space for an academic class, we will reach out to that professor and discuss their teaching needs.  If BC 1 is the only space on campus that meets those needs, the class will be scheduled in the space. Otherwise, we will work with them to find a more suitable location. When not being used for either of those purposes, the room may be available for use by campus departments, and will be left open as a general use computer lab in the event BC 5 is full.

Due to liability concerns, BC 1 will only be available when the Helpdesk is open. During the fall and spring semesters, this means the room will be available from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm Monday to Thursday; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturdays; and 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Sundays. During the winter and summer breaks, the room will only be available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Special arrangements can sometimes be made, depending on student availability. A student payroll account number will be needed in such cases to cover the hours the students work.

Drew University academic classes will not be asked to pay for use of the room. An account number will be required from groups outside the technology and academic categories before the room is reserved.

BC 5

BC 5 is a public lab. It will be available at the times listed above. A group will only be allowed to use this room in extremely special circumstances and will have to leave at least three workstations available for public use. This option is only available to Drew groups; if the request is not for an academic class, there will be a $20 fee for use of the computers.

As with all technology requests, any requests made less than one (1) business day in advance will incur a $50 rush fee.