Student Computing

Computer Lab

Who is Eligible to use the Facilities?

All currently registered Department of Viticulture & Enology students are eligible to use the computer lab. A lab account is required to access the computers. A lab account can be set up by sending an email to or stopping by the IT Office which is 1122 Robert Mondavi Institute North Building.

Acceptable Use Policies

The computer lab is governed by all applicable UC Davis policies as well as Department of Viticulture & Enology Policies. These include:

General Rules

The Computer Lab maintained by the Department of Viticulture & Enology is designed to be a useful environment for completing academic or University related work. Because of the high maintenance costs and budgetary restrictions, money needed to repair abused, damaged, or stolen equipment may not be available resulting in a loss of resources for all users. Each person has a responsibility to use equipment for appropriate uses and in a proper manner.

The lab is located in 1128 RMI North. The student lab is comprised of 18 workstations in the front three rows of the lab. The forth row is reserved for the Food Saftey Institute and require separated login credentials.   

Violation of lab policies will result in the suspension of Lab privileges.

By using the Department computer lab each person agrees to abide by the following conditions:

  • The Lab is for the use of Department Students, Faculty, Staff and approved Affiliates - Only.
  • Lab Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Off hours access is available please read the "Lab Key Policies."
  • No food, drinks, smoking, or chewing tobacco allowed in the computer rooms.
  • If you leave your computer unattended/idle for 15 minutes, your machine will be forfeited and automatically logged out . Lab Management will not be responsible for any unsaved documents.
  • Logout whenever you leave the computer lab (remember to save your work first).
  • Do not let another person use your computer account.
  • Scheduled classes have priority over all other uses.
  • Disruption of a class in session is prohibited.
  • Do not install or remove any software on Lab Computers.
  • Any software programs or mp3 files found on internal drives will be deleted without notice.
  • No animals, except guide dogs, are allowed in the computer rooms.
  • Limit of one computer per person.
  • Computer games are not allowed.
  • No loud group conversations or music (you must wear headphones).
  • No disruptive behavior allowed.
  • No displaying of obscene or lewd images or text.
  • Abusive language directed toward any staff or client using the computer rooms in prohibited.
  • Physical contact with or sexual harassment of any staff or patron using the computer rooms is prohibited.
  • Appropriate dress is required.
  • Leave all hardware and furniture in its original place.
  • Abide by the account setup and printing policy.
  • No soliciting is allowed.
  • The use of computer lab resources for private business or commercial activities (except where such activities are otherwise permitted or authorized ), fund raising or advertising on behalf of non-University organizations, or the reselling of University computer resources to non-University individuals or organizations, and the unauthorized use of the University's name, are prohibited.
  • Modification of hardware and software configurations in the lab is prohibited. This includes modification of the settings and configuration of printers and modification of system software.
  • Software license agreements and copyright laws are strictly enforced in the computer lab. Copying licensed software from the lab workstation hard disks or file servers is a violation of federal copyright laws and of University policy.
  • External devices such as Zip drives, Hard Drives, and scanners may only be connected to workstations by Lab Management or with the permission of Lab Management.
  • Parents who bring their children into the facility must take the responsibility for the supervision and control of their child. Any child who is disruptive to other clients or causes damage to any of the equipment will be asked to leave (along with their parent). The parent shall be responsible for the costs of repairing the damage caused.
  • Study groups may utilize computers as long the conversation and noise level does not disrupt the work environment of other users.
  • All Department of Viticulture & Enology Staff have the authority to require individuals to leave the computer lab and/or report persons for violating any of the above policies. Campus Police will be called in the event of refusal to comply. Disciplinary measures include loss of computer privileges (including disabling one's computer account). A person will be given the opportunity to discuss any referral with a member of the Department Staff. Reinstatement of one's account will be determined by the Department Computer Support Staff.

Wait Lists

  • Wait lists are self-monitored in the computer rooms. The wait list is kept on the white board in the room. Write your name on the board in the order you arrive. Be sure to erase your name when you get a computer or leave. If you leave from line and your name comes up, it will be erased and you will need to go to the back of the line.


  • The Department is not responsible for any lost, misplaced or stolen items.
  • The Department is not responsible for any lost or damaged disks, files, or data.