Student Computing Facilities (SCF) has over 100 Mac and Windows computers in an open lab setting for student use. Our main location is in the basement of Milne Computing Center, across from the library. Scanners, digitizer tablets, color laser printing, video editing and access to over 100 computer programs are provided. SCF also supports a number of departmental computer labs on campus.
Zero Week Hours
Monday-Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday 8:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Facilities owned and managed by SCF include:
No positions currently available
The Student Computing Facilities operates several computer classrooms on OSU campus.
Fees: (all are hourly)
|OSU Dept/Org||State Agency||General Public|
|Less than 25 stations||$17.50||$26.25||$35.00|
|25 stations or more||$22.50||$33.75||$45.00|
All computer classroom scheduled are maintained by OSU's Schedule Desk. You can view them using the OSU's web viewer links below:
The OSU Schedule Desk schedules the computer classrooms. To schedule your class in one of these rooms, contact whomever does the scheduling for your college.
Groups that are interested in using a computer classroom can fill out this request form.
Our Main Offices are located in the Basement of Milne Computing Center. The desk is staffed during our regular hours of operation.
You can phone us at 541-737-3384 or you can fill out the following comment card.
The Student Computing Facilities (SCF) serves the computing needs of OSU students, staff, and faculty. We maintain over 1000 computers located in one general use facilities (Milne), four computer classrooms (LAMC, Kidder 28, Milne 201, Milne 130), and various department labs around campus. We staff our general use facility (Milne) 24 hours a day. The majority of our computers are Windows XP/7 workstations, but we do support over 400 Macintosh computers running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) through 10.7 (Lion).
Our student workers are responsible for staffing our main computer facilities and assist customers with questions concerning the hardware and software installed there. Questions can range from assisting our customers with setting up their account to helping find a needed feature in a computer program. They also perform basic maintenance to the equipment, perform cleaning duties such as wiping workstations and dusting, and keep a welcoming academic environment for our customers.
We expect our staff to have good customer service skills, basic knowledge of Windows XP or 7 and/or Macintosh OS X, knowledge of our popular software packages (MS Office, web browsers, email, etc) and knowledge of our equipment (printers and scanners). Knowledge of software used in our classrooms is a plus. Our staff comes from various academic backgrounds including Liberal Arts, Engineering, Business, and HHS. This position does not require any programming or system administration skills. Starting pay rate is $8.80 per hour (graveyard shifts are paid 50 cents extra per hour), and we ask that everyone work at least 8 hours a week.
To be considered for the student staff positions, you must:
Our interviews are informal where we get to know you and find out what you would do in some situations that you may come across while working in our computer facilities. You will also be able to ask us any questions you may have about the position. You welcome to bring a resume, but its not required.
The test asks 50 questions about computer hardware, software and peripherals (scanners, printers, etc). You will be also asked a few questions about SCF and OSU's computer polices, and about the accounts a student may use while at our computer lab. You can take the test before or after your interview time. You don't need to bring anything to the test, and food and drink are not allowed in the testing area.
We will contact you on testing dates.
Test Hint: Most policy and account information links can be found on our web page.
Must meet current student enrollment eligibility and be familiar with Windows and/or Macintosh computers. Able to interact with users in a helpful friendly manner, i.e. strong communication skills are required as well. Successful applicants should be able to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a professional attitude.
Located in the basement of Milne Computing Center, the Main Computing Facility available for all of OSU Students. This computing facility is staffed by student computer consultants ready to assist you with any computer question you have about our software and equipment. It includes a graphic arts area featuring 5 Mac Pros with 23" Monitors and a large format scanner. There are also 3 video editing stations featuring 8-core Mac Pros, 23" monitors, a direct high-speed connection to the ClassromSAN to store your class video projects and a High-Def Deck.
The facility has been divided into several rooms to allow proctored testing for online courses to be held at certain times. The schedules for the testing rooms are here:
Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9650 @3.00Ghz 4GB RAM, DVD/CD Burners with Windows 7
Mac Pro 2 X 2.66 Ghz Dual Core Intel Xeon with OS X 10.5
Mac Pro 2 X 2.66 Ghz 8-core Core Intel Xeon with OS X 10.5 - Video Editing
Color Flatbed and Slide Scanners
Video Editing Station (TV and DV/VCR)
Color and Black/White Laser Printing
|Software List:||Software in our Facilities|
|Seats:||75 Windows; 23 Macintosh; 3 Adaptive Stations|
A view of Milne Computing Facility
Graphics Arts Area
Video Editing Stations
The ONID printing system allows students to print from their own computers and allows departments on campus to charge students for their printing while recouping their printing expenses. We (SCF) set up the print queue on our servers, track pages printed of each student, bill the user's University Account, and distribute funds back to the department.
Standard ONID printing is available from a variety of locations on campus. Charges cover ink, paper and printer maintenance costs. If you are a student looking for professional and large-format printing (e.g. for posters, a thesis, etc.) contact Student Multimedia Services.
|Printer||Queue Name||Printer Model:||Driver:|
|SCF Main B/W||scf_main||laserjet 9050 Series||HP (http://www.hp.com)|
|SCF Main Color||scf_main-color||Phaser 7760GX||Xerox (http://www.xerox.com/)|
|SCF Main Transparency||scf_main-trans||Phaser 7760GX||Xerox (http://www.xerox.com/)|
|Kidder 33||scf_kidd033||Laserjet 9000DN||HP (http://www.hp.com)|
|Kidder 28||scf_kidd028||Laserjet 9000DN||HP (http://www.hp.com)|
|Valley Library Main||vlib_main||Laserjet 8100||HP (http://www.hp.com)|
|Valley Library Color||vlib_colour||Laserjet Color 4500||HP (http://www.hp.com)|
|Valley Library CLC||vlib_clc||Laserjet 8150||HP (http://www.hp.com)|
Things to consider about the ONID printing system:
Email the following information to email@example.com to set up a printers on the ONID printing system:
SCF provides many services to the students, staff and faculty at Oregon State University. The following are some of the services we provide.
The Student Computing Facilities offers disk space for instructors who wish to distribute electronic data to their students. The ClassroomSAN also offers disk space for student projects in classes in our computer classroom. This service is only available for Macintosh users. If you are a Windows class, see our Class Folders for Windows service. Many instructors may find OSU's Blackboard system to be sufficient for their class disk space needs.
Background: The server name is ClassroomSAN (aka nemo) which is not browsable on the AppleTalk network. Its DNS name is classroomsan.scf.oregonstate.edu
To connect in Kidder 028, Kidder 022 and Stations 903 and 904 in the Milne Basement:
The computers in Kidder 028, 022 and stations 903 and 904 in the Milne Basement have a high speed fibre connection to the ClassroomSAN. When using the ClassroomSAN in these classrooms users will exprerence connection speeds many times faster than over the OSU network. The SAN appears as a drive on the desktop on the computers in these rooms.
To connect to the ClassroomSAN from on or off campus:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Here is a FAQ webpage from Blackboard on how to extract a text file containing your list of students and their account information: https://my.oregonstate.edu/webapps/osu-faq-bb_bb60/view.jsp?id=55
For any questions about the XSAN, contact us at email@example.com.
The Student Computing Facilities offers disk space for instructors who wish to distribute electronic data to their students. This service is only available to classes which are taught in our computer classrooms. This service is only available for Windows users, if you are a Macinotsh class, see our Class folders for Mac service. We suggest that instructors use OSU's Blackboard system for their class disk space needs.
Background: The server name is Poole located in the ONID domain. Its DNS name is poole.scf.oregonstate.edu
To connect to Poole from on campus:
To connect to Poole from off campus:
You can not connect to Poole directly from off campus. Users are suggested to use the campus VPN to access this file server.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
For any questions about Poole, contact us at email@example.com.
Last Updated: 2005
The purpose of the following policy is to establish a basis for people who need to schedule and/or use these facilities: Kidder 028, Kidder 033, Milne 201, Education 126, Weniger 222, and Milne 130. Exceptions to this policy should be addressed to the Facility Coordinator.
Less than 25 Stations: $35/hour
25 or More Stations: $45/hour
The following Discounts apply:
OSU department or organization: 50%
Other state agency: 25%
Software Installation: $40/hour
Student Technician : $15/hour
Last Updated: May 2005
In order to provide better service to our customers we require all active student employees to read the Student Computing Facility Staff Policy. By working in our computing facilities you agree to be bound by its stipulations and regulations. All Staff Members, as a condition of their employment, also agree to be bound by all other facility policies.
Our main priority is to provide the best service possible to our users. To that end, Staff Members should endeavor to be pro-active in their dealings with users and stay informed on facility developments.
When traffic is slow, Staff members may read their e-mail or use the Internet, with the following stipulations:
When a Staff Member has a problem with the conduct of another Staff Member, resolve the situation in the following manner:
Conflicts between co-workers:
Conflicts between user and Staff:
Perfect Attendance Reward
Last Updated: August 2007
The Student Computing Facilities are operated with as much flexibility as possible to provide the maximum benefit to the greatest number of users. To assist us in achieving this goal, we require that users of our facilities follow the policy outlined in this document.
Note: Please read this policy statement thoroughly. By using this facility, the user agrees to abide by all rules and regulations set forth in this document and Oregon State University's Acceptable Use Policy. Ignorance of the information contained within these documents is not an excuse for failing to adhere to facility policy. All users who violate Facility Policy will be dealt with in a manner consistent with the guidelines set forth in section 3 "General Rules and Conditions".
Only the Facility Manager is allowed to make exceptions to this policy.
This Facility is for use by people that fit one or more of the following criteria:
The primary responsibilities of the consultants are as follows:
Consultants are NOT to assist users with homework.
Users must adhere to the following rules and conditions. Failure to do so will result in a warning and/or loss of facility privileges for a period to be determined by the staff of this facility. Users will be held accountable for any damages they cause to the facility and/or its equipment.
Please refer to the Printing Policy
The primary responsibility for protection of licensed software rests with the purchaser, whether OSU or a faculty member, of that software. All users have a personal responsibility to control and protect the software package from misuse. Supervisors should assure that users under their direction have been informed of University policy. Users must personally ensure that no unauthorized copies of licensed software are made.
Copies are not to be made for use at home, for sale, for trade, or for gifts to others. Individuals who make unauthorized copies of licensed software, or who allow such copies to be made, will be subject to regulations pertaining to theft or misuse of University property. Absolutely no copying or duplication of copyrighted software will be permitted.
UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED ON THIS CAMPUS.
Last Updated: July 1999
When playing games, all users must abide by the following rules and guidelines:
Last Updated: September 2003
The following are guidelines for the use of the multimedia machines at Student Computing Facility.
Instructors may request that we install software in one of our computing labs or in the Virtual Computing Lab.
Software delivered with shorter lead time will result in a first-come, first-serve basis with an installation period of up to 2 weeks.
Our Virtual Computing Lab, also known as Umbrella, allows students and instructors to run OSU software on their own computers, from on or off campus, via client software called Remote Desktop Connection (RDC).
You must first set up client software called Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) in order to access the Virtual Computing Lab (Umbrella). We recommend that you use the newest version of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) regardless of which operating system you are using as it provides several important services.
Macintosh (OS X)