The Computer Science Dept. has laptops that can be loaned to students for various reasons, typically because the student's personal laptop is being repaired.

Laptops are lent Monday to Thursday from 11am to 1:30pm.

There are alternatives to a loaner laptop if you have a special assignment. For example, if you have a Mac or Linux laptop and you have an assignment that requires software that only runs on Windows, you can login to the general purpose Windows server, winsrv01.cs.virginia.edu, using your CS domain password (passwords are the same for both linux and windows in the CS Dept). There is more information on this server in the Windows section of this Wiki.

Conversely, the portal.cs.virginia.edu cluster of linux servers is available for linux computing needs. It uses the same CS userid/password as other servers. You can ssh <userid>@portal.cs.virginia.edu from a terminal window to access this cluster. There is more information on this cluster in the Linux section of this Wiki.

To get a loaner laptop, do the following:

  1. send an email to cshelpdesk@virginia.edu with the subject “Laptop loaner request”
  2. state your user id (for example “lap4u”).
  3. state how many days you need the laptop
  4. specify a faculty member who will sponsor you.
  5. “CC” the faculty member on the email so they will see your request.

Once the CS staff gets approval from the faculty member to lend the laptop to you, an email will be sent to you when the laptop is ready for pickup. The laptop can be picked up from Rice Hall, Room 007, between the hours of 11am and 1:30pm, Monday to Thursday.

  • laptop_loaner.txt
  • Last modified: 2018/12/14 18:20
  • by pgh5a