Computer Lab for Students Opening in USU
By Eric Breier
The University Student Union and IITS have partnered to establish a computer lab in the USU Ballroom and Meeting Rooms for students who need access to computers, printing services, power and/or Wi-Fi.
Beginning Aug. 31, the USU computer lab is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students will use the campus app to check into the lab and receive an assigned station. The process is as easy as opening up the app and scanning their digital ID when they arrive. The app also has an “On Campus” button that will show available on-campus services, including the number of computers available in the USU so that students will know if there are open stations before arriving.
Students must adhere to all university safety protocols while on campus and in the computer lab, including wearing a face covering. The ballroom has been configured to ensure proper social distancing and workstations will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
While the computer lab is not considered a “quiet space,” students participating in virtual classes should bring their own headphones so as not to disturb others working in the space.
Second-floor restrooms and the first-floor gender-inclusive restroom will be open and water bottle filling stations are available, though water fountains have been shut off.
No other USU services or spaces will be available for use at this time.
Students can call the USU at 760-750-7450 during the lab’s operating hours with questions or leave a message after hours.
Students needing support for hardware issues (computer, webcam, etc.) or with any software tools (Cougar Courses, Zoom, etc.), should visit the IITS For You Student webpage. For technology needs (laptops, webcams, wireless hotspots, etc.), please visit the IITS For You Appointment webpage.
Eric Breier, Public Affairs Specialist
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