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WU GamePlan: Week 1


To earn your ten points for this week, you need to do the following:

1. Set up your network files on your laptop.

2. Set up WU Print on your laptop.

Network Storage

Students, faculty and staff have access to personal storage space on Willamette's network file server.  The NetFiles storage space can be used to store and back up data for classes, projects and academic research.  The file servers themselves are backed up regularly and data can be recovered in cases of local hard drive failures or accidental file corruption or deletion.  All members of the community are strongly encouraged to save any files that cannot afford to be lost to their NetFiles storage space. 

The disk quota for each account is 20 GB.  You can check your current NetFiles disk usage online.

NetFiles makes daily copies of each stored file, called snapshots. These snapshots are user-accessible so you can retrieve your own files from a previous version. Please contact the WITS Help Desk or your user services consultant for help accessing or using the snapshots.

The file server may be accessed from any computer that has network connectivity. It is similar to DropBox or other on-line storage services - and it's completely free.  Here's how to connect to your NetFiles storage:

On-Campus access: Map drives for PCsMap drives for Macs OSX
Off-Campus access: Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
Personal Web Pages: Netfile directory
More info at:

Printing (WU Print)


All Willamette users on the campus network can use WUPrint on their personal machines to send a print job to a virtual print queue on Willamette's server. You can then log into the WUPrint tool to release your job from the queue and send it to an available printer in the library or another computer lab. Click here for more information.

Computer Lab Printers

Black and white printing is available to all WU community members, free of cost, in most of the campus computer labs. Click here for a full list of lab locations.

Color Printing

Students can print in color and high quality black & white at the Print and Design Center, located in Lee House, for a small fee. All public printers are draft-quality black & white only.

Personal Printers in Residence Halls

Students may also bring their own printers if they wish. For installation and configuration, you should follow the instructions that came with your printer. If you need technical assistance, you should call the printer's manufacturer (tech support phone numbers are usually provided with the documentation that came with your printer).

Printing Etiquette

Willamette University supports sustainability. Printers are a shared resource on this campus, and it is very important that each user does his or her part to be courteous to fellow users and to conserve paper and toner. 

Systems Librarian

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Bill Kelm
Mark O. Hatfield Library
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301