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EWS Labs, Account Policy
This article provides details on who is automatically provisioned an Engineering Workstations (EWS) account.
The Grainger College of Engineering Student Accounts
Students in a degree program in The Grainger College of Engineering, or a program that has a partnership with The Grainger College of Engineering at Illinois, will automatically be given an EWS account as long as they are enrolled in at least one course for the current term. Those degree programs include:
- The Grainger College of Engineering at Illinois degree programs
- Aerospace Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Science and Engineering
- Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
- Systems Engineering and Design
- Masters in Financial Engineering
- Computer Science + X degrees
- Agricultural and Biological Engineering (College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences)
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
- Physics (Specialized Curriculum - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
For more detailed info, see: https://courses.grainger.illinois.edu/.
EWS Home Directory
Students enrolled in one of the above degree programs will automatically be provisioned an EWS account and home directory as long as they are registered for classes during the current term. The EWS account allows students to access their home directory and to use EWS Labs, Citrix and FastX. Home directories are meant to provide enough space for instructors and students to work on their courses for the current semester. For more information on your EWS Home directory quota, see EWS Labs, Home Directory Disk Quota.
Deactivating of Accounts
When students in these programs leave the university, either through graduation or by other means, their EWS account will be deactivated and home directory removed from the EWS storage system. Files in the home directory cannot be restored once they have been removed. The removal will take place in between semester transitions based on the schedule below:
- Fall to Spring: January 1
- Spring to Summer: June 1
- Summer to Fall: August 11
Before leaving the University, students should copy all the files that they need from their home directory before the above dates.
Students Enrolled in Other Colleges
Students enrolled in degree programs outside of The Grainger College of Engineering will automatically be provisioned an EWS account with a home directory while they are registered for at least one Engineering course. When the course ends, this course-based EWS account will be deactivated and access to the home directory will be terminated. Students should copy all files they need from their home directory before the last day of the semester.
Faculty and Staff Accounts
Faculty and staff who have a current appointment with a Grainger College of Engineering at Illinois unit will automatically be provisioned an EWS account. This account is intended to support the instructional mission of The Grainger College of Engineering. Please note that the terms of our software licenses prohibit the use of EWS labs for research purposes. For more information, please see https://go.illinois.edu/ews-research-policy.