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Acceptable Use Policy

In order to make available the limited amount of resources available to the most students, several policies have been adopted and adhered to. Most policies are addressed in the University of Massachusetts Lowell Computer and Network Usage Policy. This document adds additional procedures regarding the use of Computer Science equipment and resources.

Violation of these could result in loss of privileges and/or accounts.


There are 3 computer labs designated for use by Computer Science students.
Olsen 308 : Linux Workstation Lab 
Olsen 310 : Microsoft Windows Lab 
Olsen 314 : Microsoft Windows Lab 

The systems in these labs are to be used ONLY by students currently enrolled in a computer science (i.e. class. Students who give out their username and/or password to any student to use these systems will lose their account privileges.

Users may not lock any workstation for a period of longer than 30 minutes. Workstations found to be locked more than 30 minutes will be unlocked by system support personnel, resulting in user logoff and possible data corruption/loss.

It is the responsibility of each user to log off of the system/workstation when they are finished with using it. Failure to do so will allow others to gain unauthorized access to that user's account.

Users may not change the setup of any workstation to make it appear broken.

You may not move any piece of equipment for any reason without permission from a Systems Operator or Manager. Should a piece of equipment need to be repaired, please contact the CS support team at help AT or visit a computer operator in Olsen 312.

Unauthorized Access

  1. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that their account password and files are kept private. Users who give out their system password(s) to other individuals will have their account privileges revoked.
  2. Password cracking and/or guessing is not allowed. Students found to be cracking passwords will be subject to account locking and/or deletion.
  3. Students may not use their CS accounts to attempt to gain unauthorized access to other UML or non-UML systems. Those accounts involved in this activity will have their accounts locked and/or deleted. This also includes but is not exclusive to actions such as 'spamming', 'hacking', and 'denial of service'.
  4. The CS department will reserve the right to lock and/or delete any accounts which contain files/scripts/programs that are known to be used for activities including but not exclusive to cracking, spamming and denial of service. This includes but is not exclusive to home directories, 'temp' system areas, web pages and email folders.
  5. Students who discover or feel that their account has been comprised by another user should immediately report this to the UML CS system operations team by sending email to help AT


CS users may not use the computer science resources to harass others. This includes but is not exclusive to activities such as spamming, spoofing, and tampering with system resources to appear as a different user. Eating, Drinking, Smoking, etc.
There is absolutely no eating, drinking, or smoking in ANY computer lab. Food and/or drink may not be brought into the labs, including unopened bottles/cans/packages. Failure to comply with this policy will result in the loss of lab and user account privileges.

You must insure that you keep your work area clean. Please clean up after yourself.

Printer Usage

A laser printer is available for text and postscript file printing in each of the computer labs.
If there is a paper jam or any other problem with the printer, please do not try to fix it yourself. You can ask for assistance from a systems operator in Olsen 312 or send email to help AT

Should a printer run out of paper, please request assistance by seeing a system operator in Olsen 312 or send email to help AT Do NOT place used paper back into the printer - this will cause printer damage.