Samford University
Academic Computing Labs
Reservation Policies

Samford University provides general access computer labs and a common suite of software for academic computing needs of the general student body. Many of the labs also function as classrooms and provide discipline specific software when the curriculum requires technology assisted instruction. As a result, the availability of general access labs for reservation can vary widely depending on the lab and the time of semester. Below are some basic guidelines established to assist faculty who are planning to use labs in conjunction with their teaching.
·         The labs are reserved on a first come, first served basis.
·         Reservations should be limited to the length of normal class time. Reservations requiring longer periods of time (i.e. half day / whole day) will need prior approval.
·         Departments requesting classroom/lab space/time outside their department can make their request no more than 2 weeks before the semester begins. 
·         Non-academic and outside organizations will not be confirmed for reservations prior to the start of a semester.
·         Non-academic and outside organizations will be allowed to make reservations 30 days prior to appointment with the understanding that Samford Academic Classes may bump them up until 7 days prior to appointment.
·         Any last minute reservations (7 days prior to appointment) will be made according to what time is available. If you are trying to schedule a lab for a Samford Academic Class, you may not bump a prior reservation on the schedule.
Scheduling Priorities
Except as noted in the specific information for each lab, the following priorities (in the order listed) will be used to resolve conflicts between multiple reservation request that overlap:
·         Samford classes that are a part of the then-current schedule of classes.
·         Samford after Sundown
·         Ancillary programs such as student organizations, etc.
·         Non-Samford organizations.
Lab-Specific Information
Chapman Hall
The Chapman Hall Computer Lab provides software specific to the needs of the World Languages and Cultures Department. This lab serves as the regular meeting place for several WLAC classes.  Therefore, the lab may only be reserved by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.
University Library
The University Library Computer Classroom may be reserved by any department on campus. The classroom does not serve as the regular meeting place for any classes. Priority is given to requests from the Library reference staff .  The lab’s hours of operation mirror the hours of operation for the University Library.
Healing Arts
The Healing Arts Computer Lab provides software specific to the School of Nursing. Many Nursing classes regularly meet in the lab Priority status is given to requests from the Nursing faculty.
Journalism
The Journalism Computer Lab provides software specific to the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and is the only Macintosh lab available for reservation. This lab serves as the regular meeting place for many technology based JMC classes. Priority status is given to requests from Faculty in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Propst Hall Lab:
The Propst Hall Computer Lab provides software specific to the departments housed in the Propst Hall. The classroom does not serve as the regular meeting place for any classes. Priority status is given to requests from faculty/departments housed in the Propst Hall.