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Engineering & Computational Sciences Building

On-campus computer labs are for use by current ODU students, faculty/staff and participants in university-approved activities. Please have your ODU ID card with you when utilizing these resources. Respect other users by being quiet, showing courtesy when sharing resources, and keeping the lab clean by disposing of your trash appropriately.

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Workstations

Workstations left unattended for longer than 15 minutes will be cleared of personal belongings so others can use the space. ITS staff will place your belongings in the ITS lost and found.


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Cell Phones

Please silence your ringer and keep phone conversations as short and as quiet as possible.


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Food & Drink

You may bring food and drinks into the lab. Just be careful not to damage the equipment, and clean up when you leave. Food deliveries are not permitted.


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Noise

Please respect those around you by refraining from loud or disruptive conversations and other noisy behaviors.


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Children

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Unsupervised children will be asked to leave.


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Animal Policy

We welcome service animals assisting persons with disabilities; no other pets are allowed.


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Suggestions

If you have comments or complaints, call (757) 683-3192 or email itshelp@odu.edu.



Severe Weather: It may be necessary to close the lab(s) with short notice due to severe weather conditions.

Computer Virus: If you encounter any virus problems or technical issues, seek immediate assistance from the consultant(s) on duty.

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Workstations

Computers that are left unattended for more than 15 minutes will be logged out. Personal belongings left in the workspace will be placed in the ITS lost and found.


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Lab Equipment

To request additional software or hardware, contact itshelp@odu.edu. Please do not modify lab hardware, software, or any other lab equipment.


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Food and Drink

Please keep all food and beverages in your bag while you are in the lab.


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Printing

You can print from any workstation in the lab, but you must use the paper supplied in the printer.


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Children

For safety reasons, please do not bring children into the lab.


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Cell Phones

Please be respectful of others by silencing your devices and taking phone conversations outside of the lab.


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Acceptable Usage

ITS labs are public. Please refrain from viewing offensive or inappropriate content. ITS policy forbids accessing pornographic or illegal websites from our networks.



Hotline Phone: All teaching labs have a hotline phone. Press 1 for Technical Assistance, or press 9 for the ODU Police Department.

Computer Virus: If you encounter any virus problems or technical issues, use the hotline phone located in the lab.

Severe Weather: It may be necessary to close the lab(s) with short notice due to severe weather conditions.