Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create a computer lab account?

Visit the account creation page.

 

What are the access codes for the computer labs?

Please create a CE computer lab account.  Once you have a account, please log in with your CalNet ID and passphrase at the following link to view the lab access codes. For after hours access to Davis Hall, bring your campus ID card to 209 Davis. Please allow up to a week for access to be granted.

 

How do I pay for printing?

Computer lab printing is charged to your Cal 1 Card. Single sided printing is 9 cents per page and double sided printing is 12 cents per sheet. To add money to your card, visit the Cal 1 Card website. Each Fall semester, a $2 CE printing credit is added to the Cal 1 Cards of students majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

 

How do I print in the computer labs?

For 345 Davis, choose dav-345-pr (high-speed) or dav-345-pr-2 (duplex) and for 541 Davis choose dav-541-pr. Print jobs are limited to 50 pages; to print more pages, split your job into 50-page chunks. CEE printers are black and white. The DECF and Moffitt Libraries provide color printers.

 

How can I change my password?

Your password is your CalNet passphrase. To change your passphrase, visit the CalNet website.

 

How do I get internet access?

We recommend you use the campus wireless network, AirBears2. Visitors without CalNet IDs may use the CalVisitor network. If you require wired internet access, you must register your computer.

 

How do I create an email account or website?

bMail is the campus email service. The OCF provides personal websites for students.

 

What computing resources are available on campus?

Microsoft Office is available through the Microsoft Campuswide Software License. Campus licensed software including Adobe Creative Suite is available at Software Central.

CEE Computing supplies ethernet cables and switches for use in Davis Hall, but we do not provide other types of hardware or software. Our Service Level Agreement describes our services.

The Cal Student Store sells computers and peripherals. ETS loans AV equipment and laptops. The DECF provides Unix accounts, computer labs, clusters, and a color printer for CEE students, faculty, and staff.

There is a scanner in 345 Davis. To scan, open Adobe Acrobat and choose File > Create PDF > From Scanner.

 

What kind of computer should a new CEE student buy?

A laptop running Windows is a good choice, ideally with minimum 8GB of RAM and a 3-year warranty. Much of the software used in our classes is Windows-only.