Student Printing and Copying
Every student at St. Thomas is given a quota (allotment) for "free" printing/copying and will be charged a per-page fee over and above that allotment. The allotment will be $40 for each semester. Semesters are defined as:
Fall: August 19 - January 1
JTerm/ Spring: January 2 - May 19
Summer: May 20 - August 18
The $40 allotment is equal to 400 black/white or 160 color prints/copies. Each page printed beyond $40 will be charged back to the student at a rate of 10¢ per single side black and white (25¢ color) standard print. Duplex prints are charged back to the student at a rate of 10¢ for the front side and 7¢ for the back side (a total of 17¢ for two pages instead of 20¢). Prints made beyond the allotted quota are billed through the Business Office after the end of the semester. In addition, unused balances will carry over each semester to a maximum balance of $120. The first carry-over will occur from the end of fall 2011 semester into J-Term/Spring semester. There is no cash value to the allotment; therefore no cash payment will be made for unused balances.
To check your printing activity, log into Portal and click "current printing activities" under the "Applications" menu.
Print Credit Request
Generally, print credits are only given for machine malfunctions such as blank pages or smudges and smears. Printing a document too many times or printing the incorrect document will not be recognized as reasons for print credits. Please complete the Print Credit Request form provided below and mail it to #5051-Print Credit.
Please see the faculty/staff printing page for more information.
Students in Clubs
Students in clubs who are authorized to charge items on behalf of their club will enter the appropriate index code on a departmental machine when making copies.
To request a credit for prints made for a club or organization please fill out the credit request form provided at the link below and send it via inter-campus mail to Print Credit #5051. A report will be run to verify that the charges were incorrectly charged. When credit is issued, an email will be sent to the student and the supervisor listed on the credit request form.
Copy machines on campus use the same program that tracks printing activity. Consequently, student duplication jobs are counted against the $40 print allotment just as printing jobs would be.
Log into the copier using the following formula:
Your Banner ID + your two digit birth month + your two-digit birth day.
For instance, if your Banner ID # is 100123456, and your birthday is January 1, your login for the copier would be 1001234560101.
The printer nearest to the computer you are using should already be mapped by default. However, if you wish to use a different printer, instructions for changing to a different printer and for mapping printers are listed below.
UST has a limited number of color printers available for public use. The following printers are available for use by all UST students, faculty and staff.
If you have a project needing large format or specialty printing please visit the Service Center's website.
The following printers will default to duplex (two-sided) printing unless you manually change the print properties to single-sided. For directions on manually changing the print properties, please see below.
The following printers are set to single-sided printing, but can duplex print if the print property is manually changed to duplex. For directions on manually changing the print properties, please see below.
To manually change the default duplex setting, use the following steps:
Go to "File"
Select the printer you would like
Click "Printer Properites"
This dialogue box allows you to select either duplex printing (double-sided) or general printing (single-sided)
Mapping your Personal Computer to Public Printers
You can now print from your personal computer. Please see the documentation below for instructions to map your computer to one of these public printers.