Spring 2022 Equipment Sign Out Schedule is Here

Spring 2022 Equipment Borrowing Sign In And Out is from 10:30am – 4:00pm and 4:30 pm – 6:00pm Monday – Friday. 

Equipment Borrowing Begins Monday, February  7th, 2022, and concludes on Friday, May 6th , 2022 All Equipment Borrowed Must Be Returned at the  Designated Time and Day  

Sign In and Sign Out is by Reservation Only **There is a late fee system in effect as of January 2021.The fee for late  items is $2 per day per item. Students may be fined up to $800 for  lost/damaged equipment. You will not be able to register for classes, get  transcripts, or receive your grades until the fine is paid.** 

  1. Please use the Bookings App to schedule both Pick Up and  Drop Off times. If you arrive at CSB025 without an  appointment, you will be directed to the Bookings App  link to schedule an appointment. 
  2. All equipment signed out must be returned by 12:00 PM  on the third academic day.  
  3. Whoever signs out department equipment is responsible  for its return, and ought to be the one returning it.  
  4. If equipment is not returned on time, the student and the  student’s professor will be emailed about the lateness. 
  5. After reasonable attempts to recover late equipment have  failed, the student’s borrowing privileges will be  suspended commensurate with the lateness. 
  6. If even after the suspension, the student fails to return  overdue equipment, an Academic Hold will be placed on  the student’s account. An Academic Hold means the  student cannot register for classes and will not  receive their grades until the hold is released.

There is also a late fee system in place. The late fee is $2  per day per item until the equipment is returned.  Lost/Damaged equipment may result in up to $800 in  fines. The late fee system is a hold on your academic  account. 

  1. Use of media production equipment is restricted to Media  Production students and is limited to class projects; do  not borrow department equipment for personal  endeavors unless cleared by a Media Production faculty  member.  
  2. Signing out of department equipment is restricted to  Media Production students and is limited to the particular  course the student is enrolled in.  
  3. Media Production students: Do not borrow department  equipment with the intent of non-Media Production  majors “lending” the equipment from you.  
  4. Ottaway equipment is available for all Journalism  students to use for their class assignments.  
  5. Digital Storytelling students are permitted to sign out  both the Zoom H1 handy recorder and the Ottaway  dSLRs, but only for their class assignments.  
  6. All Journalism students may borrow specific Ottaway equipment relating to the course. 
  7. Students are not permitted to have guests in the editing  suites. There have been cases where “guests” have stolen  department equipment. Students will be held liable in  such cases. 
  8. Do not prop editing suite doors open; these must  remain locked at all times as these are areas monitored  by both Card Access and University Police. 
  9. Eating and drinking is prohibited in both the editing  suites and classrooms. Ask yourself this while you are  eating and touching the keyboard: did the previous user  have a cold? 
  10. Do not clean camera lenses with Windex and paper towel.  Use a clean Microfiber cloth. 
  11. If equipment is broken, lost or stolen, please report the  problem as soon as possible.  
  12. Sign into Microsoft Bookings for Pick Up/ Drop Off. Be sure to use  your New Paltz ID and passcode. DO NOT USE YOUR HAWKMAIL  EMAIL as it may not work with Microsoft Bookings:  

The booking link is: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/DepartmentofDigitalMediaandJournalismSUNYNewPaltz@sunynp.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/ *To access this site, you must use your New Paltz ID. Use the same username and passcode used when logging into campus computers. If prompted for an email address, use your New Paltz ID@newpaltz.edu and passcode.*

19.When you arrive, call 257-3683 first. We must mitigate risk of spreading COVID-19. When we are ready for you, we will let you  enter. 

20.Equipment may be borrowed for three academic days. If you do  not return the equipment on time, you will receive an email stating  you must do so by a certain date and time to avoid a financial  penalty. The monetary cost will be $2.00 per item per day for late  items and up to $800 per item for lost/broken equipment.