Acceptable conduct and use of our facilities

  1. The Chemistry Instructional Computer Lab is for chemistry academic work only. This means that if you are working on materials as a teaching assistant for a course or are a student taking a chemistry course, you are welcome here. If you are working on research other than Directed Studies, you should be using your research group's facilities. Non-chemistry coursework should be done in a different computing facility (contact your course instructor to find out where).

  2. This lab is for chemistry upper-division students (majors). If you are in a a 1xxx or 2xxx level class, your computing needs should be facilitated elsewhere. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  3. We are not responsible for the integrity of your data. Please maintain backups of your valued files. We currently encourage the use of the University of Minnesota's Google Drive, which works with a web browser:

  4. Any chemistry academic work or Directed Studies work may be printed without charge. Non-coursework printouts are subject to confiscation. Please do not abuse our free printing policy.

  5. Do not attempt to take your printouts from the printers. Do not attempt to alter the computers (i.e., install software). The Department of Chemistry has hired teaching assistants to facilitate the services of the computer lab. Let them do their job.

  6. Food and beverages are permitted in the computer lab, if you clean up after yourself. Gum is not permitted.

To further understand your responsibilities regarding the use of this computer lab, please read the Acceptable Use Policy.

We reserve the right to revoke privileges to people who demonstrate repetitive abuse of lab policies, facilities, or staff.

If you have any questions, ask the computer lab teaching assistant on duty. If you have any suggestions, comments, or feedback on how we can improve the lab or its policies, please contact the computer-assisted instruction manager. The office is in 101E Smith Hall, just inside the Microlab's main door.


  • Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    • Department of Chemistry micro computer lab
    • 101D Smith Hall
    • (612) 624-3372