The SCS computer labs consist of standard PC’s that run a non-configurable Windows 10 operating system (users cannot install any software). All systems are equipped with Software needed for your SCS course.
If your taking a Computer Science course then you can use one of the SCS Labs! Most labs have table space for laptops and group work. Lab locations are listed below.
All lab users must create an SCS Windows Account using the online account creation system.
Some labs require swipe card access, the access to a lab is dependent on the Computer Science course that your currently enrolled in. The computer labs are booked for tutorials, in-lab-exams and special events. All Carleton students can use Carleton University printers via the CU on the GO printing service.
The SCS Help Desk is located in room HP5161 and can be used for account and lab problems only. The SCS help desk is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 – 12:00, and 13:00 – 16:00
Lab Schedule: Winter 2020
Here are the labs available for Computer Science course students:
|Lab #||#PCs||Name||Access Type||Schedule|
|HP3115||30||SCS Undergraduate Laboratory||Open to all COMP students||CLOSED (1)|
|HP4115||30||SCS Undergraduate Laboratory||Open to all COMP students||CLOSED (1)|
|HP4125||0||TA Center||Open to all COMP students||CLOSED (1)|
|HP4155||78||Tutorial Lab||Open to all COMP students||CLOSED (1)|
|HP5151||22||Sr. Undergraduate & Game Development Lab||Sr. UG’s and current Gaming Students||CLOSED (1)|
(*) The labs are open during the official Herzberg building hours and closed otherwise
(1) SCS labs are closed until further notice. We are doing all we can to keep our community safe and to contribute to slowing the progression of COVID-19 in Ottawa and across the country.
For more information, please visit Carleton’s Coronavirus page.
The SCS Lab Policy covers:
- Prohibited Expressions
- Prohibited Conduct
- Prohibited Food/Drinks
- Lab Access
- Other Policies
The SCS computer labs are for the use of SCS students, staff and faculty only. If there are non-SCS students in the lab please report them to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact University Safety at x3612
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Working Late? Your not alone! Working After Hours Program
The School of Computer Science is using Campus Card Access for its laboratories. This means that you can use your Campus Card to enter the labs.
Your lab access is based on the program and course that you are currently enrolled in. For example, if you are enrolled in COMP3004 in the fall term then your access for the lab will commence on the first day of the fall term and end at the last day of the fall term (unless otherwise posted).
Please note that only Computer Science students have access to these facilities. Individuals that gain access to the space and are not eligible to be in the space can be reported to the Department of University Safety. Many of the labs are monitored both with video surveillance and using swipe-card access.
For problems concerning the Campus Card Access system please contact the SCS Technical Staff.
The access card labs are open 24 hrs/day 7 days per week but subject to building hours (see below). Please be aware of lab closures on holidays and between academic terms.
The Herzberg building is closed until further notice. There are strict provincial rules regarding access to the building including fines and imprisonment. Please consult with your instructor, faculty or SCS management for more details.
Please note that the Herzberg building hours are:
- Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
- Saturday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sunday and Holidays CLOSED
SCS Lab Usage
|# of Swipes||2883||10685||12757||13812||3385|
|# of Swipes||1,909||6,701||7,153||9,398||3,422|
|# of Swipes||5,385||11,708||9,639||16,168||3,873|
Note: Data reported by the campus card swipe cards (CBORD). These numbers are lower bounds. * People refers to the number of unique people that have used the lab during the term.
Report a Busy Lab
Are the labs busy? Can’t find a place to work? Send an email to email@example.com and let us know the lab and time you were there at. We may be able to accommodate your request.
Want to report a problem? Contact the SCS Technical Staff
IT Security Tips
Review some useful security practices when working on line and on your computer: https://carleton.ca/scs/technical-support/it-security-tips/