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The following are official ICS policies which every student using the ICS Labs is expected to follow. Students should read and understand these guidelines because they can and will be held accountable for them. If you do not agree with any of the rules or guidelines, feel free to contact us and share your thoughts. UCI has rules that apply to all Computing Labs. This page also contains specific rules that apply to ICS Labs.

General Information about Ethics

Lab Specific Guidelines

ICS LABS ARE FOR ICS MAJORS AND STUDENTS ENROLLED IN ICS COURSES ONLY.
  • The funding for our labs is only for those students that are ICS majors and/or enrolled in ICS classes.
  • The privilege of using the ICS Labs does not extend to relatives, friends or roomates of ICS majors.
  • Don't feel homeless if you aren't an ICS major or enrolled in an ICS class. You can either change your major or take advantage of the campus-wide resources provided by OIT
LAB WORKSTATIONS ARE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES
  • Do not do any commercial work, whether or not you are paid for it.
  • Do not use the lab's network connection to transfer, in or out, copyrighted material and other non-academic data, e.g., .mp3s.
  • Be aware that electronic sources(web pages, email, etc.) are meant to be viewed electronically and printing of these resources not only wastes paper but destroys the purpose of electronic resources.
  • Do not print coursework for non-ICS classes. You may make modest use of computing resources for non-ICS coursework if you are an ICS major and if the lab is not full. If the lab is full, please do the coursework elsewhere.
NO FOOD OR DRINK IN ANY OF THE ICS LABS
  • You must get rid of food and/or drinks before you enter the lab. Once you pass the doorway entrance of the lab, you are in the lab.
  • Food and drinks can damage the computer equipment.
  • If you are found with food you will be asked to remove the food immediately from the Lab and be subject to a citation.
DO NOT DISTURB THE OTHER PEOPLE AROUND YOU
  • Try to keep talking noise to a minimal level.
  • Don't lock your display and leave. Displays locked for more than 15 minutes can be unlocked by the lab attendant.
  • Respect personal space of others.
DO NOT STEAL
  • This includes mouse balls, mouse pads, printer paper, monitors and computers.
  • Lab equipment is expensive and anything taken must be replaced. The need to replace stolen equipment may result in increased fees and/or decreased resources.
  • When caught you will be reported to the proper authorities.
DO NOT COPY SOFTWARE OFF OF LAB WORKSTATIONS
  • Much of the software on the lab machines is commercial software. We have bought licences for this software and if you want a copy, you must go buy it. Fortunately, you are a student and are eligible for educational prices on software. Check out the UCI Computer Store for more information.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR INSTALL SOFTWARE ONTO LAB WORKSTATIONS
  • It is illegal.
  • The software may be tampered in such a way that it has a virus or will cause some unexpected activity.