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Lab Policies

As noted in the Schedule of Classes for each term, the following policy is strictly enforced for all lab students:


If students are not present promptly at the beginning of their first lab period, their places will be given to students on the waiting list. If a student is unable to attend the first scheduled lab period, they must notify the Chemistry Department Lab Coordinator, Dr. Eric Sheagley,, 503-725-8987 in advance to reserve their space.


Approved eye protection (ANSI Z87.1 Splash Goggles) must be worn at all times in chemistry laboratories. There are NO exceptions to this requirement, and failure to comply with this requirement will result in the student being dropped from the laboratory.


Once a student has checked into a lab locker, the student must formally check out of that locker even if the student has not used any of the equipment. Failure to check out by the posted check-out date (5 PM on the Friday preceding finals week) will result in an automatic $50 fee assessment. If keys are not returned, an automatic $75 fee will be assessed.


In the event that items are missing/broken, students will be responsible for replacing each item. If missing/broken item is under the cost of the deductible, students will pay the true cost of the item. If the item is over the deductible, the maximum amount charged per item is equal to the deductible. Payment is due directly to the Stockroom prior to check-out.

Questions regarding lab policies should be directed to the Lab Coordinator (Dr. Eric Sheagely at | 503-725-8987), the Teaching Assistant assigned to the lab (posted outside the Chemistry Department Office SRTC 262), or the Chemistry Stockroom (SRTC 280 | 503-725-4273).


The following lab fees are assessed in addition to tuition and mandatory fees:

Advanced Chemistry $35.00
Analytical Chemistry $35.00
Biochemistry $50.00
General Chemistry $35.00
Glassblowing $75.00
Introductory Chemistry $35.00
Organic Chemistry $35.00
Physical Chemistry $35.00