Student FAQ

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  • When are my favorite tutors next available hours?
Work aid and tutor hours are posted @ You can also see who is currently working @
  • How can I find a tutor that knows ____?
You can find tutors based on skill @
  • Will you do my homework for me?
Tutors are instructed not to do your homework for you. They will answer your questions but will not complete your assignments.


  • Where do I print to to print in Black and White?
The black an white printers are named by model and by room. For example, LaserJet9050-122 is an HP LaserJet 9050 in room 122. Windows 7 should automatically add the printers to your control panel based on where you logged in. If you can't find the printer you are looking for in the control panel, you can browse to the print server \\game1\printers and find it in the printers list.
  • How can I print in color?
See the color printing FAQ and Video
  • Where do I pick up color prints?
The equipment cave window (rm 123).
  • How many color prints do I get?
Depending on size, about 10 per semester. You get 20 media credits per semester. Small prints are 1 credit while larger prints are 3 credits. Instructors can email and give you more media credits. Please include the number of credits to add and the OasisID of the student(s) to add them to.
  • What size of paper can I print on?
We have 8.5x11 and 13x19 in a variety of styles.
  • Is there a larger format that I can print on?
Yes, we have a large format printer available at the discretion of the staff or your instructor.


  • Can you open room “x” for me? I left stuff in there.
See staff in RM 101. They may open the door for you.
  • Do you have a lost and found?
Yes. It's in the equipment cave (rm 123).
  • Can I leave my bag here?
  • Can I leave my prints here and pick them up tomorrow?
  • Can you watch my laptop/stuff for a few hours while I go get food?


  • How do I use FTP server?
See the ftp tutorial
  • How do I scan?
  • How do I log into a computer?
  • How do I burn a disc?
  • How do I compress files?
  • How can I get on the wifi?
  • We should have more links to tutorials for students in case a certain tutor is not available at the time.


What are your hours?

Our office (RM 101) is staffed Monday-Thursday, 8:30AM-10:00PM; and Friday, 8:30AM-7:00PM. If you are looking for a specific instructor, please check with them in advance as individual hours may vary.
The open studio (RM 122) is available Monday-Thursday, 8:30AM-10:00PM; Friday, 8:30AM-7:00PM; and Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM.
Our summer hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30AM - 10:00PM; and Friday, 8:30AM-7:00PM. We are closed on Saturdays.

When is the Game Lab open?

The game lab (RM 121) is typically open during normal equipment cave hours (9:00AM-9:30PM), but please note that availability is at the discretion of the staff and the space may be reserved for class use.


  • How long can I check equipment out for?
2 days excluding Sunday. Equipment checked out on Friday will be due on Monday. Equipment checked out on Saturday will also be due on Monday. There is a special exception for laptops, which can be checked out for one week at a time.
  • Can I check it out for longer?
  • I just returned something. May I check it out again right away?
No. Equipment must be in the cave for 1 day before it can be checked-out again by the same person.
  • Can I just leave my ID with you and take (insert random cable) ?
No. We cannot take you ID for any reason.
  • What types of cameras do you have available?
  • What equipment am I authorized to check out?
  • What kind of computer do I need for the IAM/Game major
See IAM Recommended Computer @
  • What software do I need?
  • When is the equipment cave open?
The equipment cave is open for checkout from 9:00AM-9:30PM. Please note that there is no equipment checkout during the first and last weeks of the semester.
  • How do I use the Equipment?
See the tutorial in the blog and wiki

WHERE ARE PEOPLE ( what’s their schedule? ) QUESTIONS

  • Do you know when Teacher “x” is gonna be ready to talk to me?
Faculty office hours and emails are posted on our contact page:
  • Where is such and such person, student offices etc?
  • Who is my advisor?
You can find your IAM advisor @ If you don't have an IAM advisor you can choose on on this page. You can also find information about you college advisor.
  • Is there an IAM advisor I can talk to?
You can sign up for advising on oasis IAMAppointmentsInOasis.png

Miscellaneous QUESTIONS

  • Do you need my ID to use the Lab?
No but you do need to have your ID with you at all times on campus.
  • Do I need to sign something before I go into the lab?
  • I forgot my password how can I have it reset?
Use the IAM trouble report page A new password will be send to your or email.
  • I've had a lot of people ask to use the Audio Lab for their own outside projects instead of a class.
  • I've also had a lot of people who aren't in the department come in and try to use the open lab.
  • Is there a computer lab I can use?
  • How do I get a job here?
  • Where are the vending machines at?
  • Where is the bathroom?
  • Where's the Cave?
  • People have also asked if we have presentation board or flash drives for sale. Mayhap we could put local shops that have these available to them. IE Blick, Utrecht, Columbia Store, etc.
  • Do I need permission to hang posters?
Yes please as someone in rm 101.