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Welcome to the CS support page

If you would like to contact us directly, we can be reached at x6518 or via

Account Information

Computer Science does not use the General University login or storage space on it's computers. Instead we run our own account, file, print, and web servers for the unique needs that teaching Computer Science require. Students accounts are created and the EULA and password are given to them on the first day of scheduled lab in their class. This username and password are used to authenticate in all of the CS labs, as well as on the CS servers.

Upon receipt of the password (either at the beginning of the quarter, or from []) students are required to personalize their password. This must be done in the CSCI labs in windows. The security requirements we have in place, are the password must

  1. Contain at least 8 characters.
  2. Not be the account name or full name.
  3. Not be the same as one of the 15 previous passwords.
  4. Contain characters from 3 of the following 4 distinct character groups
    1. Uppercase (A through Z)
    2. Lowercase (a through z)
    3. Numbers (0 through 9)
    4. Non-alphabetic characters (for example, ., !, $, #, %)

An easy way to come up with a password that will meet these requirements and be easy to remember is to use a proper sentence that does not contain your name.

Computer Science labs, computers and printers are for Computer Science use only, other use, or use against EULA, policy here and posted policies in the lab will result in the revocation of your Computer Science account as well as a prohibition on using the Computer Science labs. CF414 is a quiet, food free lab, group work or discussions in this lab are against lab policy, if you need to do this please use one of the other Computer Science labs.

Dreamspark Premium (Formerly DAA (Formerly MSDNAA)) Information

Dreamspark Login.

Western Washington Computer Science department participates with the Microsoft Dreamspark Premium program. This allows for students to utilize select Microsoft Software for educational purposes (Details and EULA). This includes things such as Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, Visual Studio, Access, Windows Server, SQL Server, Exchange Server, as well as others. It does not include access to licenses of the Office Suite, though for that purpose I recommend looking at, or the University might have something. Software is distributed through onthehub.

Sign into onthehub for access to software provided through Dreamspark.

Software is only available while you are enrolled in a class and cannot be downloaded at any other time. We don't update the enrollment information until the end of the second week of the quarter, this is the end of Phase III registration. Your username is your MyWestern E-Mail address, and your password is E-Mailed to you from onthehub the first quarter you have an account. If you have forgotten your password or can't find it, you can have it re-sent by clicking forgot password on their site.

Main Labs Supported


A working list of software that we install in our labs for windows can be found at ApplicationsListNew. These are not instructions for you to install stuff, but reminder notes for my student employees.

In Ubuntu we do the following ImagingInstructions

Lab Schedules Fall 2014

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Time
8:00 AM   145-41379       8:00 AM
9:00 AM         9:00 AM
10:00 AM 141-43603   141-43606 145-41628   10:00 AM
11:00 AM     11:00 AM
12:00 PM 141-40494 141-43605 141-40496     12:00 PM
1:00 PM     1:00 PM
2:00 PM 141-43604 141-40495 141-41245 145-42346   2:00 PM
3:00 PM   3:00 PM
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Time
10:00 AM 140-40136 103-40772 103-40774     10:00 AM
11:00 AM     11:00 AM
12:00 PM     103-40775 140-41627   12:00 PM
1:00 PM       1:00 PM
2:00 PM 140-40137 103-40834 140-40670 103-40773   2:00 PM
3:00 PM   3:00 PM
4:00 PM Mentoring Mentoring Mentoring Mentoring   4:00 PM
5:00 PM   5:00 PM
6:00 PM   6:00 PM
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Time
12:00 PM   301-42179 301-42180     12:00 PM
1:00 PM       1:00 PM
2:00 PM     247-42177     2:00 PM
3:00 PM         3:00 PM
4:00 PM     247-42175     4:00 PM
5:00 PM         5:00 PM
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Time
10:00 AM   172-42520       10:00 AM
11:00 AM         11:00 AM
12:00 PM           12:00 PM
1:00 PM           1:00 PM
2:00 PM   172-42521       2:00 PM
3:00 PM         3:00 PM

Full Time Support Staff

  • Phillip Nordwall, Systems Manager
  • Andrew Fugier, Systems Administrator
  • Tucker Siemens, Systems Administrator

Student Support Staff

Jonah Jolley
Jamie Campbell
Aaron Griffin

Computer Usage Agreement

The University’s computer usage agreement can be found at This agreement applies to all computer labs, offices and meeting spaces managed by the Computer Science Department. Exceptions will be made only when a required assignment in a computer science class specifically authorizes students to violate elements of this policy.

In the Computer Science Department’s labs, all computer, network, and lab usage is monitored, including the recording of video in the labs. We retain the right to use this information to investigate violations of the usage agreement. Specifically, the usage agreement forbids students from leaving a mess, propping doors open, or altering any equipment in the labs. Additionally, CF 414 has extra restrictions that prohibit food, drink and noise above a quiet conversation.

While the usage agreement helps us to protect the equipment in our labs it also governs behavior. The faculty and staff of the Computer Science Department require that all students foster an inclusive environment and promote a collegial, academic climate in the labs at all times. Specifically, vulgar language and lewd behavior are unwelcomed in the labs.

Violation of the computer usage agreement may result in a student’s account being disabled and access to the labs being prohibited.

Informative Documents

Checkout Forms

Lego Kit Checkout Form

Tablet Checkout Form

Generic Checkout From

Library Links

Safari Books through WWU

ACM Digital Library through WWU

Surplus Equipment Information

Surplus Sales

MySQL Information

Mysql Account Information

Tunneling MySQL ports through SSH

Accessing MySQL with apps

SSH Information

Tunneling MySQL ports through SSH

Accessing Linux with SSH

VNC and tunneling through SSH

Setting up SSH keys in Unix Linux

Using SSH Agent

Cluster Information

Requesting access and Connecting to the Cluster

Compute Cluster Stats


Phabricator create repository

Phabricator working with repositories

Phabricator managing credentials

Other Information

Student Web-server public html Setup

TrueCrypt Setup and Configuration

Microsoft Compiler Setup and Configuration


Adding local R packages

‎Proximity Card Checkout