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Student Printing

Laser printing is available in all labs, and remote printing in academic buildings and residence halls. Printing on campus is fee-based; black and white costs $0.05 per sheet and color costs $0.50 per sheet.

Students receive a $1.25 credit to their print account at the beginning of each semester. Additional money can be added to this account:

Any extra money added to the printing account will carry over from previous semesters, but is non-refundable after departure from ODU.

Purchasing Paper Online

Pharos Print Management System offers a convenient on-line method of purchasing additional sheets of paper for your student account. This on-line system validates your credit card through TouchNet. Once approval is received for the charge, the number of purchased sheets will be added to your student account. If the credit card information provided is not authorized by the card issuer, pages will not be added. Each credit card transaction requires a minimum purchase of $5.00 (100 Black and White sheets).

Use your MIDAS ID in the Username field. If you are an NSU student who has an account at VBHEC or were given a sponsored account, then fill in the form with the student LAN ID you were issued. An example would be "abc-1234".

Remote Printing

Pharos printing is a service that allows students to print from a wireless configured notebook to any printer in the Norfolk and Higher Education Center academic computer labs. Students can also print to any of the below Remote Printers available on the Norfolk Campus. The sheets printed to these printers will be deducted from your sheet balance at the same ratio that would deducted if you were printing from a workstation in any of the ITS labs.

To use this service please download the Pharos Client for your operating system and follow the directions to install it. The Pharos Client will install all the available printers both remote printers as well as those in the academic labs.

The client is currently available for:

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8
  • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion).

(Note: New wireless package was updated May 31, 2013. If you experience issues please uninstall previous version and use the latest pagage.)

Pharos for Windows

Pharos Client for Windows

Pharos for Mac

Pharos Client for Mac