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Student Computer Lab

Access to the Student Computer Lab

The Student Computer Lab is located in Room 125 at the Graduate Education Building. The lab is only available to currently enrolled Penn GSE students using their PennCard. If you have an active GSE student affiliation and your card does not allow you access to the room, please contact facilities manager Terence Newby (GEB Room 002).

These machines run both Windows and MacOS X. To use any lab computer or kiosk, login with your PennKey.

General Lab Policies

  • The lab should be a quiet workplace.
  • Eating, drinking, and smoking are not permitted.
  • Users are responsible for picking up after themselves.
  • No duplication of copyrighted software is allowed.
  • Users are not allowed to install their own software or make changes to setup of lab machines without prior arrangement with an IT staff member
  • Users will need to save their personal files to their own removable media (USB drive, etc).
  • Talking on cell phones in the lab is strictly prohibited.      

Student Printing

Black and white laser printers are available in our Student Computer Lab in Room 125 at the GSE building on 3700 Walnut Street.

The cost is $0.07 per page for single-sided printing, and $.10 per page ($.05 per side) for double-sided printing. Charges are deducted from your PennCash account. GSE students are given a 500 page credit for printing at the start of every term.  This is done by adding a $35 credit to your PennCard.  This credit can only be used for printing in the GSE computer lab and will not work for any other purchases, nor does the credit rollover. Any unused portion of the credit is lost when the new term starts and the printing subsidy is reset.

Printing procedure

Printing involves two basic steps:

  1. Send your document to the print queue.
  2. Release your document from the print queue

Each printer is attached to a print release station - a computer fitted with a card-swipe device.  Swipe your PennCard to activate the release station, click on your document in the queue, and click "Print." This will release your document from the queue, and it will be printed.

Please note: Your PennCash account is charged only when you release your document from the queue.  You are not charged if you send a document, but don't release it.