FAQs

Who can use the computer labs?
Every currently enrolled Cameron University students as well as all faculty and staff members; a valid Cameron ID is required.  

What are the hours of operation?
Hours forSpring / FallSummerIntersession
Sunday 1:00pm - 10:00pm 1:00pm - 8:00pm Closed
Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 11:00pm 7:30am - 10:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm 7:30am - 6:00pm 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm 10:00am - 5:00pm Closed

Does it cost anything to use the computer labs?
No. All services are free.

Should I bring my own printing paper?
Only if your project requires specialty paper. Cameron provides white letter size paper for the printers in the labs; however, you are NOT permitted to print multiple copies of the same document. Extra copies can be made at the public copy machine located in the library or at Printing Services.

Can I print personal documents?
No. Users are NOT permitted to print non-class related documents such as personal e-mail, resumes, garage sale fliers etc.

Can the Lab Assistant help me with my project?
Lab Assistants are instructed NOT to assist with homework assignments. The professor assigning the homework project should give such instruction.  Lab Assistants are instructed to assist with system related problems only.

Should I bring my own data diskettes?
Yes. Any work saved onto Lab Computers will be automatically deleted during the reboot process. We strongly recommend that users save their work frequently to their own data storage device (floppy diskette, zip disk, CDR, USB flash drive).

What kind of storage device can I use?
Users can save their data on to their personal 3.5" HD/DS formatted diskette, zip drive, CDR or USB flash drive.

Where can I get an e-mail account?
CU provides every currently enrolled student with an e-mail account as well as web space. Accounts can be accessed from any computer with internet access.

What is my UserName?
Click here to find UserName and Password instructions.

Will the data in my account get deleted?
NO, your account information will not be deleted unless you withdraw or graduate.

Can lost files be recovered?
CU maintains regular daily backups (Monday thru Friday) for the HP3000 and the Linux systems. These backups will be maintained for one week on a rotating basis. Should a major system failure occur, this will provide a method for recovery of all files located on these systems except those created or modified after the last backup was done.

If you lost an important file and find yourself in need for this service please contact Margot Gregory at cu_online_help@cameron.edu or call 581-2338.