About UFV Computer Labs
- The University of the Fraser Valley provides over four hundred computer systems to assist students in their educational process.
- These systems are organized into networked labs ranging in size from 15 to 100 computer systems.
- The fee for using these labs is included in the student’s tuition.
- Computer labs are upgraded on a continual, rotational basis as required.
- Over seventy different applications (software programs) are installed in the computer labs.
- This includes a full suite of Internet tools, Microsoft Office, programming tools, statistical packages and many specialized programs developed for a variety of different disciplines of study.
- With few exceptions, all systems are PCs running the MS-Windows operating system.
Locations of Main Drop-in Labs
- G210 – Second floor
- G180 – Inside the Abbotsford Library
- Inside the main UFV Abbotsford Library
Schedule of Open Lab Drop-in Times
Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Abbotsford G210 Fall/Winter Semesters
Mondays to Thursdays
- Open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (lab monitor available from 12:00pm to 10:00 pm)
- Open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (lab monitor available from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm)
- Open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (lab monitor available from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm)
- Open from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm (lab monitor available from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm)
- For Library hours see Abbotsford & Chilliwack Library Hours (lab monitor available on Mondays to Fridays from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm)
Chilliwack Education Park
- For Library hours see Abbotsford & Chilliwack Library Hours (lab monitor available on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm). Wednesday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
- Labs follow the Abbotsford & Chilliwack Library Hours
Types of Software Available in UFV Computer labs
- Faculty requiring special instructional software or changes to the set of standard software must inform the IT Services, Manager of Instructional Technology and Client Support, by the following deadlines:
- Summer Semester changes must be submitted before Feb 1
- Fall Semester changes must be submitted before Jun 1
- Winter Semester changes must be submitted before Oct 1
Printing in a UFV computer lab
Step 1: Obtain a Campus Card
- Students must first obtain a Campus Card from the card office.
- Dates, times, and campus locations are listed on the Campus Card website at the start of each semester.
Step 2: Load money onto the Campus Card
- Students are required to pay $0.10 per page when using the lab printers.
- Students must have appropriate funds on their card prior to printing in a computer lab.
- Pre-load the printing and photocopying fund on the Campus Card in the card office, or at the Bookstore.
- NOTE: Campus Cards used for printing in the computer labs ARE compatible with the photocopiers.
Step 3: Send print job to printer
- Send your print job from your computer as you would normally.
- Walk over to the nearest, working print station.(The printers are on a network so you may access your print job from another lab if the printer you are using is not functional or is out of paper.)
- Insert your Campus Card.
- Enter your username on the monitor beside the printer and click the OK button.
- You will see a list of your print job(s) on the screen. Use the mouse to select (click on) your print job.
- Click on PRINT and your print job will be sent to printer AND money will be deducted from your print card.
Removable Storage Devices (USB and Flash Drives)
- To store your information externally, IT Services recommends students buy a USB flash drive with the slimmest connector (available at UFV Bookstores).
How to use your USB Flash Drive
- Insert your USB flash drive and Microsoft Windows will recognize and initialize the new device.
- Save your data on the USB flash drive.
- Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the bottom-right system tray of Microsoft Windows.
- When message says, Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device, remove your USB flash drive.
- Please label your flash drive with your name or number to increase the chances it can be returned to you if ever you accidentally lose it.
- Please save your work often.
- Use internet-connected kiosks to register for courses, look up UFV-related information, or contact the IT Service Desk.
- Kiosks can be found near Offices of the Registrar and other areas around campus.
Computer Use Policy
- The Appropriate Use of Computing and Network Resources governs your use and access to UFV computers and network.
- Please follow any posted rules or regulations in labs and report inappropriate computer use to IT Services.
- Policy #14 can be found under the University Services section on the University Secretariat website at www.ufv.ca/secretariat/policies.