Student Resources

Computing Lab Policies

General Use of Computer Labs

Our general labs are for use only by currently enrolled students or currently employed USD faculty and staff. 

  • No disruptive behavior.
  • No moving the lab equipment and/or cables.
  • No laptops on the wired network (exception: Instructors for instructional purposes). It is okay to have laptops in the labs and be on the wireless network, they just can't be physically plugged into our jacks.
  • No illegal copying of ANY materials.
  • Keep sound levels to a minimum.
  • The labs are for USD students, staff and faculty ONLY. We reserve the right to check IDs.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be provided ONLY for technical printing issues, e.g., low toner, etc. Refunds will NOT be provided for printing mistakes. Even if you did not print certain files that appear on your account, you are still responsible for print charges associated with your username.

View your current print charges or add money to your printing account.

Food and Drink

Food and covered drinks are permitted within the following guidelines

  • Beverages brought into the computer lab must be in a covered, spill-proof containers or capped bottles kept away from the computers to avoid spills on any equipment. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • Any spills should be reported to the Lab staff immediately
  • Delivery of food or drink to the computer labs or distribution of food or drink within the computer labs is not permitted without advance authorization by Computer Lab Administration
  • Food is permitted in the lab however, we ask that you please clean up after yourself and dispose of foods that are strong-smelling or messy outside the lab
  • Any food left unattended may be discarded by our lab staff

Printing Services

Academic Technology Services uses the Pharos UniPrint system in our general computing labs in Serra 205 and Olin 122  as well as various locations across campus. Each area is equipped with an Omega touch screen that hosts the user interface to Pharos Uniprint for printing. These machines allow you to release your print jobs by swiping your Torero card and selecting the job(s) you wish to print.

Set up your printing account:

In order to print at USD, you must first setup your account. You can register by scanning your Torero card and following the instructions at one of the Omega stations on campus. Registration is a one-time registration. Once you have registered your card, make sure you have campus cash loaded onto your account. To learn more about campus cash and how to add money to your account, visit the  website. If for any reason you purchase a new ID card after registration (lost card, damaged card, etc) you will need to update your ID card in Pharos in order for printing to continue working. You can do this by submitting a Help Desk ticket at 

Printing from your mobile device:

There are several options for printing on campus. If using mobile print, you do not need to be physically at a lab to send a document to the printer; however, you must pick up your printed materials within 48 hours from the printer. Anything after 48 hours will be deleted from the print queue or recycled if abandoned at the printer. 

Online Mobile Print Center Method

Visit  - you will log in with your USDOne account and upload your file.

  • Choose the printer and lab you want to pick up your materials from.
  • Update the printing options for your file like color, single or double-sided.
  • View your account balance.

*If you use the Mobile Print Center method, please be aware that the process is immediate. Money will be deducted from your account and the print job will process. You are responsible for making sure you have selected the correct printer and options prior to releasing the print job. 

Email Method

Send the file you want printed in an email from your . Attachments are limited to 25MB file size. Visit one of our ATS computer labs in Serra 205 or Olin 122 to release your black and white or color print jobs. 

Printing from lab computers

Academic Technology Services has two computer labs for the use of university members. One lab is located on the second floor of Serra 205. PC and MAC computers are available as well as laptops. The second lab is located on the first floor of Olin Hall in room 122. To print from a lab computer:

  • Users login using their USDOne credentials
  • Open a file on any lab computer.
  • Select the print option.
  • Choose which printer to send the file (look for the room number of the lab)
  • An onscreen request to label the print job will appear. You must use your USDOne account login as the label of every print job you create in the computer lab.

Please ask a Lab Assistant in the lab for any assistance regarding printing issues. 

Locations Mobile Print is available

OH122; SH 205; SCST 243; SLP 302; WH 113, LRC 108, 122, 141, 202, 207 

We offer double-sided printing on all black and white Laserjet printers and encourage users to take advantage of this option whenever possible.

Below is a list of printers we offer in our computer labs and cost per print:

Printer Pricing
Printer Cost  Location
BW LaserJet $.06 cents- single-sided Serra 205 and Olin 122
BW LaserJet $.08 cents - two-sided Serra 205 and Olin 122
Color LaserJet $.35 cents - per side Serra 205 and Olin 122
3-D Printer $.20  - per gram  Serra 205

Available Equipment

Listed below is equipment that we provide for use in our Academic Technology Services computing labs. Flatbed and negative scanners are free of charge and are on a first-come first-serve basis. 

Serra 205

Available for use in the Computer Lab

  • Windows Computers
  • Macintosh Computers
  • BW Laserjet Printer
  • Color Laserjet Printers
  • 3-D Printer
  • Media Editing 
  • Flat Bed Scanner
  • Charging station
  • Collaboration Screen and Laptop Hook-up
Available for Check-out
  • Windows and Mac laptops
  • Headphones
  • Macbook Pro chargers
  • iPhone Chargers
  • Android Chargers
  • Portable Chargers
  • Mac display adaptors
  • Calculators

Olin 122

Available for use in the Computer Lab

  • Windows Computers
  • BW Laserjet Printer
  • Color Laserjet Printer
  • Charging station

Available for Check-out

  • Windows and Mac laptops