Equipment is checked out on a first-come, first-served basis and is only available to currently enrolled students for course- or research-related work.
Equipment can be checked out for a period of 48 hours to 7 days. Once returned, there is a 48 hour wait period before the same type of equipment can be checked out again. There is also a 3 hour checkout option for laptops only that does not include a waiting period upon return.
SMS has a limited supply of QRL (Qualitative Research Lab) Macbook Pro Laptops designed for students in the final phase of graduate research. These laptops are available for term-long checkout and are first-come, first-served. Upon request, specific software can be installed at the discretion of an SMS Administrator. *With very limited exceptions, all QRL laptops are due on the last day of the term. SMS does not backup profile information or preserve user data.
A Special Permission Form is required to access the QRL computers.
All late fees ($25 per day/per kit) are automatically charged to student accounts.
Types of Equipment