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DMS Lab Policies

Access & Policies


The Digital Media Studio facilities are available for use by Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication students, faculty and staff.


Access priorities are based on our responsibility to support and enhance the mission of the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication.

Access priority and privileges ( in descending order of priority):

  • Class reservations for instructional purposes.
  • Students in the School of Journalism who are enrolled in classes that have a lab component.
  • Other journalism students for special projects under the supervision of a faculty member, subject to approval by HSJMC administration and DMS support staff.
  • School of Journalism faculty and staff developing courseware or other special projects related to the School of Journalism.
  • All access is subject to proven proficiency in operating equipment.

Access privileges for students in courses with a lab component include:

  • Access to computers as assigned to their course(s). Student accounts are set up based on registration for eligible courses each semester.
  • Students in classes that require access to digital media equipment (such as cameras and video equipment) may check equipment out for use. See Equipment Access for rules governing equipment use.
  • Space for file storage allotted to them on the School of Journalism server.


All printing is pay-to-print and requires a valid University ID which can be swiped at the release station to print queued jobs.

  • Printing is paid for with Gopher GOLD
  • Printer supports letter size up to tabloid plus.
  • Printing in either color or black & white is available.

You may print from your own computer. Printer drivers are available for both macOS and Windows.

    In order to install the printer drivers you will need administrative privileges on your computer.


School of Journalism students not enrolled in courses with a lab component do not have access to computers in the lab but may use computers in the Sevareid Library which are similarly equipped and configured.

Only students enrolled in HSJMC courses requiring photographic and video equipment may use such equipment.

Visit Campus Computer Labs for information about other University of Minnesota OIT computer labs.