Students who are enrolled in courses offered by the Department of Computer Science
in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science may purchase a security card. In addition
students in FPAS who want after-hours access to the Maxwell part of the Prism lab
may purchase a card.
To what does the security card give access?
As long as you are enrolled in COSC courses, as defined above,
the security card gives the following access.
24 hour access to the building through the north entrance of CSB
24 hour access to the Maxwell laboratory on the ground floor of CSB
Monday to Friday, 7am to 9pm access to the second and third floors of the CSB building
As you enroll in specific 3000-level and 4000-level courses, the card will give you access
to special laboratories for each such course. Activation for access to
specialty labs for students in COSC 4080 will be handled manually.
By approximately summer 2003 the card will be required for most printing
in the Prism lab and elsewhere in the building. A print job, after
submission to the general printing queue, will be activated for actual printing
at print release stations by using the card.
Do I need the security card to access the Prism laboratory?
You do not need the card. You may access Prism during its regularly scheduled hours.
Am I required to buy a security card?
You are not required to buy a security card. You will be able to access,
during regularly scheduled hours, all necessary
facilities, such as the following.
the Prism laboratory
the second and third floors of the buildings using the elevator
once print release stations are fully installed (approximately summer 2003)
you will still be able to print to the pay-per-page printers operated by CNS.
What does the security card cost?
It is $20 one time non-refundable cost for a card. If you paid an
associated course fee (ACF) in S02, F02 or W03 the fee included the cost
of the card.
Where do I buy a security card?
At the COSC office, CSB 1003. If you paid an ACF you may collect the
card from CSB1003.
How do I activate a security card?
You need to have a Prism account to register your card and activate its privileges.
You need to either use a computer in Prism, during its regularly scheduled times, or
login remotely to Prism to activate the
card with the register-card command.
New COSC students will have to wait until they are enrolled
in a COSC course and have an active account before they register their card.
What if I lose a security card?
Please inform the COSC office as soon as possible, so we can disable its features.
You may purchase a replacement card for the going rate.
For what period of time is a security card active?
A card is active while you are enrolled in COSC courses. It becomes deactivated in terms in
which you are not enrolled in COSC courses. Should you become enrolled in a COSC course, then your
card is automatically reactivated.