Student Computing Clusters

SCC Policies

Food, Drink, and Tobacco

... are strictly prohibited. It doesn't matter, how much you want it. Food, beverages, and tobacco products all can easily lead to a broken computer. This is especially true of liquids! If you bring in a can, bottle, or travel mug, keep it sealed or leave it on the table by the door on your way in.

Installing software and hardware

... is also strictly banned. Extra software eats up space on the computer's hard drive and can damage existing programs to that they no longer function correctly. Also, leaving software which UNH does not own on the computers can lead to violations of federal copyright laws. Installing hardware can lead to physical damage to the computer which you would have to pay to fix!

If you are a faculty member and need some type of software or hardware installed for one of your courses, please contact us for further information.

Copying Software

... is illegal by federal copyright law. This law is the same as the one you see when viewing a videocassette rental. If you like the performance of the programs you see in the clusters, and you want to put it on your home computer, please go out and buy it yourself. That is the only way it will be legally registered.

Recreational game-playing

... is prohibited in the clusters. The computers are for academic purposes.

Computer-related assignments

... are given for you to learn about computers and how to use them. You may not ask the consultants for help on these assignments insofar as how to do them. This is against the UNH Academic Honesty policy for you to receive assistance from someone else in completing your assignments. You may ask for help if the computer or printer is malfunctioning but not about any details of how to complete the tasks in the assignment.

Access to the Student Computing Clusters

... is restricted to current faculty, students, and staff of the University of New Hampshire. Alumni, family, and friends of the above are not allowed to use the computers. Students get accounts setup automatically. Faculty and staff do as well for use of the Mac OS X and Linux computers. If faculty or staff wish to use the Windows computers, they need to request an AD account. Any users having problems with logging into the Clusters should see the Student Consultant staff on site or visit the IT Support Center in Dimond Library.

Accessibility for the disabled

... is available in all locations. We have screen-reading software, dictation software, screen magnifiers, and more. Also, our facilities are either designed to be wheelchair-accessibile or have height-adjustable tables. If you are in need of these special arrangements, please speak with the consultants at the front desk and they will ensure that you are situated comfortably.


... is on a pay per sheet basis. You must have a Cat's Cache account in order to print. Once you print, you must go the the Print Station machine near the printers, select your print jobs, and swipe your UNH ID or Cat's Cache guest card in order to release your job to the printers. Any attempts to bypass this system are strictly prohibited.

The UNH Acceptable Use Policy

... applies when using the clusters. Please make sure you have reviewed the UNH Acceptable Use Policy and that you obey it's rules and regulations.

Other Instructions

... from posted signs or the Student Consultant staff must be obeyed at all times.

These policies must be followed at all times. Failure to do so may result in suspension of computer access privileges, action through the student conduct system, or criminal charges.

If you have any questions about any of these policies, please feel free to ask the Student Consultants or contact us.