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Lab Policies 

In an effort to foster a productive work environment for everyone, please adhere to the following rules:

  1. Food, chewing tobacco, talking on cell phones, gaming and non-academic instant messaging are strictly prohibited in the labs. Beverages with lids are acceptable as long as the lid stays on when not drinking.

  2. Social media must be kept to a minimum during open lab hours. Please adhere to individual instructors rules regarding social media during scheduled lab hours. 

  3. Please be aware of when the lab is reserved for a class by referring to the schedule posted at the entrance to the lab. If the lab is reserved for a class period, the instructor will announce that class will begin. Please log off your machine and allow students in the class to find their seats. You may see if a computer is available; if so, with the instructors consent you may quietly work during the class, preferably on one of the computers that do not interfere with class instruction.

  4. GEOGRAPHY course work has the highest priority in the lab followed by Geography related research. If a computer lab is busy, please leave non-essential computer activity for another time.

  5. All files must be saved to the appropriate drive space and not to the lab computers. Files saved anywhere else will be removed during nightly maintenance.

  6. If you are watching a film for class or listening to music please use headphones.

  7. If you leave a computer please log out and remove your belongings.

  8. Acceptable Use: Computers must be used in accordance with the University's Computer and Network Usage Guidelines and with all applicable Federal and state statutes including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (