Teaching Lab Policies

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


For some teaching lab sections, online registration functions except Withdrawal are deactivated on the Friday before the term begins and changes can only be made by Departmental approval during the first week. If you withdraw from a lab after that time, you may not be able to register for another section without attending the lab and securing the Teaching Assistant's permission, space allowing.


If students are not present promptly at the beginning of their first lab period, they will lose their place in the laboratory to students on the waiting list. If a student is unable to attend the first scheduled lab period, they must notify the Chemistry Department in advance to see if alternative arrangements can be made.


Approved eye protection (ANSI Z87.1 +D3 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. Acceptable goggles can be purchased from the Chemistry Stockroom.


Your clothing must cover from your waist down to your toes. No skin can show in this area.


Once a student has checked into a lab locker drawer, the student must formally check out of that drawer even if the student has dropped the lab and/or 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 $50 fee will be assessed.


In the event that items are missing/broken, students will be responsible for replacing each item. Payment is due directly to the Stockroom prior to check-out via charge to student account


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

  • Advanced Chemistry    $45.00
  • Analytical Chemistry     $45.00
  • Biochemistry                $50.00
  • General Chemistry       $40.00
  • Glassblowing                $75.00
  • Introductory Chemistry $35.00
  • Organic Chemistry       $45.00
  • Physical Chemistry      $45.00

Questions regarding lab policies should be directed to the Lab Coordinator or the Chemistry Stockroom (RLSB 2N067 503-725-7725 or SRTC 280 | 503-725-4273).