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Drop-in Computer Labs

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


  • CP1202


  • D226C

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)

Abbotsford Library

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.


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

  1. Send your print job from your computer as you would normally.
  2. 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.)
  3. Insert your Campus Card.
  4. Enter your username on the monitor beside the printer and click the OK button.
  5. You will see a list of your print job(s) on the screen. Use the mouse to select (click on) your print job.
  6. 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

  1. Insert your USB flash drive and Microsoft Windows will recognize and initialize the new device.
  2. Save your data on the USB flash drive.
  3. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the bottom-right system tray of Microsoft Windows.
  4. 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
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