Who can use the student computer labs in Scurfield Hall?
The computer labs in Scurfield Hall are open to all University of Calgary students.
When are the labs open?
All three labs are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Labs may be booked for classes during the daytime and evenings. Please check the schedules posted outside each lab.
Why is there no group work permitted in the labs?
Unfortunately, when the labs were built, they were built for the single user. It gets extremely crowded and noisy when there are several groups crowded around the machines. This policy is relaxed when the labs are not busy.
Why does it get so crowded in the labs?
More and more business school course work involves the use of lab software to complete assignments and projects. The labs are usually crowded on weekdays from 9am to 5pm.
Why are there so many course bookings in the labs?
Because more and more course work involves the use of lab software, more and more courses are booking the labs to run labs and tutorials for their students.
Why can't I use a computer when the lab is booked and there are a bunch of computers not in use?
When an instructor books a lab, he/she has a choice of booking the lab either exclusively or non-exclusively. When the lab is booked exclusively, only the students registered in that course are permitted to be in the lab. Normally an exclusive booking can only be made if the instructor can guarantee the lab will be at least 75% full. There is the odd exception, however.
Why are all labs sometimes booked for classes at the same time?
Normally, we try to keep all bookings to Lab 2 (SH 105) so that Lab 1 (SH 183) is open at all times. However, with more and more courses requiring the use of software for course work, the demand for lab time is higher than ever.
How do I print in the labs?
The lab printers are equipped with a Unicard Reader which allows you to pay for print by swiping your card.
Alternatively, please navigate to http://print.ucalgary.ca/ to print via the web.
What if I encounter software/hardware/printing problems?
If you encounter problems with software, hardware or printing, call 220.5555. A support person will respond as soon as possible.
For print reimbursement please go here:
Can I install my own software on a lab machine?
No. The lab machines are for the most part write-protected. Adding non-approved software could seriously affect the performance of installed applications.
How do I request the installation of software in the computer labs?
If this software is to be used in conjunction with a specific Haskayne School of Business course, then the request should be made by your instructor. If you would like to make a request for generalized software, please make the request in person at the Information Technology Support office (SH 158).
Can I play games in the labs?
No. The labs get too busy to allow anything other than school-related work.
Can I get an internet connection for my laptop in the labs?
No. Please do not unplug a lab machine. This action disrupts the network and may set off a security alarm. There are numerous wired and wireless internet connections located throughout Scurfield Hall.
I'm having problems printing a PDF file. Where can I get more information on PDF files?
Go to UC IT's "Not all PDFs are created equal" notes.
Where can I put more money on my Campus Card?
The following locations will accept funds for the Campus Card:
- The Business Library in Scurfield Hall
- First Cup - Social Sciences Foyer
- Campus Card Automatic Add On Machine 1st Floor MacKimmie Library Link
- Circulation Desk, MacKimmie (Main) Library 1st Floor MacKimmie Library Tower
Can I pay cash for my print jobs?
The Social Sciences Tri-Lab accepts cash for printing. The Scurfield Hall computer labs and Business Library will not accept cash.
Where is the nearest photocopier?
There are photocopiers in the Business Library.