Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Computer Lab Use During Covid

SOC 003

All students enrolled in a production course in the School of Communication will have access to the computer lab in room 003 of the SOC. No release form is needed. Students enrolled in other courses in the SOC may be allowed computer use but this will be dependent upon demand. Email owllab@luc.edu for more information.
 
Students must follow university guidelines for surveillance testing to use the lab:
 
“Undergraduate students should submit for testing twice per week, with at least one day between tests, if they plan to spend two or more days on campus each week. Graduate students, professional students, faculty, and staff should submit for testing once per week if they plan to spend more than one day on campus each week. For those who visit intermittently (one day per week or less), we ask that you submit for testing upon your arrival each time you visit campus. Although the results will not be available for 24 hours, positive cases will initiate contact tracing to determine any potential close contacts when on campus.”

More information can be found here.
 
Beginning February 1st, computer lab hours are as follows:

Monday: 11:00am - 5:45pm
Wednesday: 11:00am – 5:45pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 5:45pm
Friday: 11:00am – 4:45pm
 
1. Computer reservations are made in the same way that Owl Lab reservations are made. Log in to the Patron Portal. Select “School of Communication | Computer Lab 003” as your checkout center.

 
2. Computers can be reserved for a maximum of 4 hours (minimum of 30 minutes) per day. There is a 1-hour lead time for all computer reservations.
 
3. Only one student is allowed per reservation. You may not work in pairs.
 
4. The Tech Assistant will check you in at the door. Students will not have building access, but you must swipe your card to get in through the gate. You will be asked to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before being admitted into the lab.
 
5. Use only your assigned computer. If you have issues with the computer, alert us in the Owl Lab.
 
6.DO NOT USE THE COMPUTER HEADPHONES. Students must bring their own headphones. If you do not have headphones, you may check them out from the Owl Lab. (Headphone rental does not require authorization.)
 
7. You must check out with the Owl Lab when you are finished with your reservation. All computers stations will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Each station has a 1-hour turnaround time to complete sanitation.