Computing Lab Policies

Access to Computer Facilities

  • Access to facilities is dependent upon scheduled classes in the lab (please make note of the class timetables)
  • Access to the FES network and other remote systems are free to all registered FES students, and students enrolled in ENVS courses with valid Passport York account
  • Both FES graduate and undergraduate students share the facility
  • Priority for use will be for teaching

Use of the Computer Facilities

  • Use of the facilities is restricted to course-related work
  • Computers are available on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis
  • Students are not permitted to download or install any software onto the FES computing system, or use any unauthorized software on the FES computing system (i.e. games, chat programs).  Failure to comply will result in immediate and permanent loss of all FES computing privileges
  • Please logout and allow others to use your machine if you will be away for any length of time.  If you are away from your computer for more than twenty minutes, you will be logged out of the computer
  • Do not open printer trays or change any printer settings. Before printing a long document, it is a good idea to send a few test pages to ensure correct operation
  • Software and hardware are property of FES.  Copying any of the applications from the FES system is illegal.  If you do so, you will lose your computer access and you may be charged with theft
  • It is not permitted to modify any of the default settings on the system’s application software
  • No food or drink containers should be visible in the FES computer lab. Users who fail to comply with the No Food and Drink policy after several warnings will face account suspension of FES computing access for one week (5 business days).  Any further infractions may result in the permanent removal of a user’s FES computing account privileges
  • Cell phone use is not allowed in any of the computer labs.  Persons who wish to use their cell phones must do so outside of the computer lab area 
  • Be considerate of others working in the room by keeping the noise level down