Computing Science

Labs and Room Booking

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Lab Facilities

Lab Hours of Operation

Undergraduate labs (CSC 105, 121, 125, 129, 153, 159, 167, 219; CAB 311) are open and available for use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the fall and winter terms. However, the main doors to the various buildings (CAB and CSC) are not controlled by the Department of Computing Science. So while students are free to use the labs at any time during fall and winter terms, the outside doors to the buildings are locked at night and on holidays. Students need to make their own arrangements in these circumstances. It is not the responsibility of the lab admin staff to help students gain access to the buildings when they are locked.

For individual lab schedules, check the room booking system.

What to do if a lab is locked

Sometimes labs which are normally unlocked, are locked. Either labadmin has intentionally locked the lab for maintenance or someone else has accidentally locked it. If labadmin is doing maintenance there will be a notice on the door with an explanation and contact information. In addition if the maintenance is scheduled there will be an email notice sent prior to the closure. If a lab is locked without explanation, please contact the Help Desk and we will try to resolve the problem as quickly as we can.

Normal System Outage Period

During the fall and winter terms students can expect the undergraduate systems to be available on a 24x7 basis except for:

Tuesday evenings from 10:00 pm to midnight

This time period is reserved for system administration functions which include updating the operating system on each workstation and server.  This requires a reboot in some instances.  Students are welcome to use lab machines during this period but they should be aware that the machine they are working on may be rebooted during this period.

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Building Hours

The following building hours are not guaranteed to be accurate. Check the posted hours on the doors of the buildings for the most accurate information.

Computing Science Centre (CSC)
Monday - Friday 07:00 - 23:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
Holidays Closed
Central Academic Building (CAB)
Monday - Thursday 07:00 - 24:00
Friday 07:00 - 23:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
Sunday & Holidays 12:00 - 20:00

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Other Rooms and Room Booking

Book a Room

There are a variety of meeting, conference and breakout rooms available in the Computing Science Centre (CSC) and Athabasca Hall (ATH) that may be reserved by computing faculty, staff and students. Room access is restricted by role. If you are an undergraduate, you will find you only have access to breakout rooms. If you are faculty or staff, you may find meeting rooms or laboratories available to you.

Room Type Room Number Capacity Resources
Conference room CSC 3-33 60 Projector
CSC 2-59A    
Meeting & seminar room CSC 2-15 8 Projector, whiteboards, phone
CSC 2-49 20 Projector, whiteboards, phone
CSC 3-49 18 Projector, whiteboards, phone
ATH 2-52C 12 *Reserved booking, contact exec assistant
ATH 3-28 8 Whiteboard, phone
ATH 3-32 12 Projector
ATH 4-45   *Reserved for defenses & candidacy exams, email gradadmin@cs.ualberta.ca to request this room
Breakout room CSC 1-66 5  
CSC 2-18 5 1 Linux machine, whiteboards, docking port
CSC 2-50 5 1 Linux machine, whiteboards, docking port
CSC 2-62 5 1 Linux machine, whiteboards, docking port
CSC 3-26 5 1 Linux machine, whiteboards, docking port
CSC 3-50 5 1 Linux machine, whiteboards, docking port

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