Student Printing Updates
What’s New with the Student Printing Project
There are updates to Recent Activity and Coming Soon on this page, including the installation of new printer hardware in designated campus locations. Recently, Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) and the Student Assembly partnered to select CU Print as the new service name. Visit IT@Cornell for more information about the CU Print service.
As a result of considerable feedback and guidance from the Student Assembly, IT Governance Council, and other university stakeholders, as well as an assessment of the current student printing service (Net-Print), a new project has been chartered and approved. The Student Printing Service Project is committed to delivering a consistent and equitable printing experience for Cornell students. Upcoming initiatives will roll out features and components of the new CU Print service over time, aimed at striking the right balance of cost, ease of use, and environmental sustainability while streamlining support and infrastructure.
Coronavirus Updates: COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. Cornell continues to follow guidance from state and federal public health officials. Following Cornell’s COVID-19 policies, CIT is continuing remote project work, plus on-campus work as required.
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The Student Printing Service Project will:
- Focus on printing for students.
- Strive for uniform and reduced printing rates, offering free printing allocations to all matriculated students.
- Select vendor-supported and -provided software, using out-of-the-box solutions to improve cost-effectiveness.
- Implement solutions that are sustainable and environmentally engaged.
- Standardize applications and printers to promote ease of use and reduce support costs.
Most recently, we have:
- Continued to share information about the process with the IT Governance Council, IT Service Group Directors, Student Assembly, and College Business Officers.
- Completed the build and configuration of the prototype system.
- Held a vendor printer demo for Student Assembly representatives.
- Set up new CU Print printers in designated campus locations.
(See previous activities at Past Project Steps.)
- Review vendor hardware recommendations with pilot departments, confirming their printer requirements.
- Continue conversations with IT directors to finalize lab configurations, plus future departmental support and configurations.
- Configure new campus locations for printers.
- Coordinate demos for departments to preview the new service.
- Gather user feedback from the CU Print pilot groups.