This regulation details appropriate and inappropriate use of computing facilities and equipment at the University of Wyoming.
UW Student Lab Policies
use of all University of Wyoming hardware, software, or other
materials in the UWStudent Lab System will be limited to University
of Wyoming students, faulty, and staff. View a listing of all
UWStudent labs. Persons attending
seminars, conferences, or other official University academic
functions will also be allowed to use the facilities provided the
Function Coordinator notifies the Academic Support Unit (e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
766-4357, option 1) at least 30 days in advance. Other individuals
requesting use of the UWStudent Lab System must contact the Academic
The use of the lab facilities for activities other than those with a
direct academic or University pursuit is prohibited. University
course-related work takes precedence over game playing. Persons
playing games in the labs may be asked to leave so that students
with course work can use the computers.
Certain software packages may be checked out for use
within the UWStudent Lab System facilities by presentation of
appropriate identification. This includes other software placed in
the labs by instructors. Software, manuals, and other materials
checked out in the computer labs will not be allowed to leave the
area. Persons using software packages in the labs must abide by and
acknowledge all copyright agreements. The illicit copying of
software, manuals, or other copyrighted material in the computer
labs or the use of illegally obtained software will not be
tolerated, and the users will be asked to leave the facility.
Certain UWStudent Computing Labs will be staffed during
open hours with lab assistants hired
by the Division of Information Technology. Lab assistants are
charged with the responsibility of providing basic support, and to
maintain an atmosphere suitable for academically related work.
Unaccompanied children are prohibited in the labs. If children
accompanying their parents are disruptive, the parents will be asked
to remove the children from the lab.
Tobacco products, illegal drugs, and radios are
prohibited in any computer lab area. Food and drink are allowed when
consumed responsibly. MP3 players, music players, compact
disc players, and cell phones may be used with earbuds or headphones, and only if the volume is such
that adjacent users are not disturbed. HEADPHONES or EARBUDS MUST BE USED WITH
ALL AUDIO DEVICES.
There are public phones in most buildings available for student use.
Lab assistant phones are for official use only and may not be used
for personal calls. After business hours the public phone is
not accesible in Coe, but there is one available in the ITC.
Data disks, zip disks, flash drives or other storage media are not provided by Information Technology.
Persons using the computer labs must provide their own external
storage media. It is
recommended that users practice frequent copying and backing up of
files to prevent data loss.
Computers within the lab are open and available for use on a first
come, first served basis: however, the Lab Assistant on duty
reserves the right to deny use of any or all lab facilities to
anyone who violates lab polices. To allow computer use for the
maximum number of users and to help prevent security abuses all
unattended machines will be logged out, and the person notified by
e-mail. Unattended personal items may be collected and moved
to the Lost & Found collection point for the building in which the
computer lab is located.