Room Access Instructions and Responsibilities

The Faculty of Computer Science's labs are controlled by an access control system with card readers located in the hallway outside each lab door. Based upon course enrollment, you may automatically get access to certain labs. Other labs will require you to explicitly request access by completing the online form. Before you fill out the webform, make sure that you take a moment and read through the Responsibilities, Acceptible Use Policy, and Consequences sections.


These laboratories are owned by the Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick, and have been established through a great deal of time, energy, and expense to allow for instruction and research in Computer Science. By giving you access to these laboratories, you inherit the following responsibilities:

In addition to the above stated responsibilities, you are also bound to the University of New Brunswick's Acceptible Use Policy for Information Technology equipment. A copy of this policy can be found here:

UNB IT Acceptible Use Policy (PDF)

Consequences of Irresponsible Behavior

Anyone failing to act responsibly, as defined above, will have their access to these laboratories disabled. The University may also take other actions as deemed appropriate.

Lab Access Instructions

Before filling out this form, make sure you have your UCard handy. If you are not enrolled in or taking a course from the Faculty of Computer Science, you may have to visit one of the offices of the System Support Division (see main help page) after your request has been approved to complete the activation of your door access request.

Door Access Web Form

Once your access if approved, to gain access to a lab you swipe your UCard through the card reader, at a reasonable speed, while holding the top of the card. The card reader reads the magnetic strip, so be sure to point the side with the strip towards the red LED on the reader as illustrated below. If you have authorization to enter the red light on the reader will turn green and this will disable the magnetic lock on the door (for a period of about 3 seconds) to allow entry.

by this picture of how to use the magnetic stripe