Alumni & IC Guest Access
Alumni Workstation Access
With an alumni card, provided by the Campus Card Office, you may request access to available alumni workstations by visiting the Information Commons first floor service desk at the Lakeshore Campus, or staff in the Digital Media Lab in Corboy Law Center room 608 at the Water Tower Campus. There is no charge for access or use of a workstation.
IC Guest Workstation Access
As a guest to the Information Commons, you may request access to available guest workstations by visiting the Information Commons first floor service desk at the Lakeshore Campus. There is no charge for access or use of a workstation. Access may be limited during key periods throughout the year, such as final exams for our students. For more information, visit the Information Commons page.
Computer and Internet Access
Yes! Effective Fall 2016, Alumni and Guests of the University may utilize the "LUC-Guest" Wireless Network using any wireless-capable device such as a smartphone or laptop. For more information, visit luc.edu/wireless.
Access to University workstations is available for Alumni and IC Guests between the hours of 8:00am to Midnight. ITS and the University Libraries reserve the right to deny access at any time based on the needs of Loyola University Chicago students, faculty and staff. We encourage you to check the Information Commons or Lewis Libraries web page or call for building hours in advance, as hours may vary between terms or for special events.
Alumni must present a valid alumni card in addition to a current form of identification. IC Guests must present a valid and current form of identification such as a U.S Driver's License, U.S. State Identification Card, Passport, Green Card or Military Identification Card.
During your first visit, a staff member will also require the following information in order to create a unique workstation account for you: First and Last Name, Telephone Number and Email Address. We will ask that you create a password at the time of your username creation - this password will not change throughout your usage, but you may return to a service desk if you wish to change it on your own in the future.
Lake Shore Campus
Both Alumni and IC Guests have 8 workstations available on the 1st floor of the Information Commons available for use.
Water Tower Campus
Alumni will have access to 4 machines available for use in room 608 of Corboy Law Center.
Guest access is not available at the Water Tower Campus.
All workstations provide three (3) hours of access per session. If there are no other Alumni or IC Guests waiting for access, you may continue to extend your usage in thirty (30) minute increments directly from your workstation. If all workstations are actively in use, visit the nearby service desk for a staff member to create a reservation for the next available workstation. Workstations with reservations will not be able to renew, allowing other users to utilize the service as available.
All Alumni and IC Guest workstations have the following applications installed:
|Productivity Tools||Internet Browsers||Microsoft Office 2016|
|Adobe Acrobat Reader||Google Chrome||Microsoft Access|
|Calculator||Microsoft Edge||Microsoft Excel|
|Paint||Mozilla Firefox||Microsoft OneNote|
|VLC Media Player||Microsoft PowerPoint|
Users may install additional software applications for the active session, however do not select "Restart" if prompted, as this will reset the computer to the original default configuration, erasing any setting changes and rendering any documents or work deleted and irrecoverable.
While using University lab workstations, you are strongly encouraged not to save your work directly to the workstation. Instead, consider using external USB-based storage or using web-based resources such as Google Drive. When you are finished using a workstation, it is important that you log out immediately.
When you restart or log out of a workstation all personal information, documents and resources are deleted. Additionally, all computers will automatically log out after fifteen (15) minutes of inactivity or when your session time expires. All work that is not saved to external storage will be lost.
Printing is available from Alumni/IC Guest workstations. In order to do so, users must have a Courtesy Card loaded with funds in order to release print jobs from the printers. Cards are available to purchase for $1.00 and funds can be added in cash from the multiple Value Port terminals locations around each campus. There is a per-page fee for print jobs, following the same model used for students and active lab users as follows:
|Print Format||Cost Per Sheet|
|Color single-sided (Simplex only)||$0.50|
|Black and White double-sided (Duplex) (Default)||$0.10|
|Black and White single-sided (Simplex)||$0.07|
No, access to the loan program is restricted only to students active in coursework, faculty and employees of the University.