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Limited Free Printing

All registered students receive $5 of free printing at the beginning of each semester. At the end of the semester any unused funds will not carry over when new funds are added for the next semester.  The money can only be used for printing and the balance will be reflected in the Pharos MyPrintCenter website and app as a combined total of your free printing balance along with your campus cash.

If you use more than $5 printing in a semester you will need to add money to your Campus Cash account, which can be done in 2 different ways: U Card cash-to-card machines or via the GET App.

1. U Card cash-to-card machines

If you have cash, you can put money on your Campus Cash account by using your U Card at any cash-to-card machine. They are located in the following places:

  • Library first floor
  • Kirby food court level by the ATMs
  • Swenson Science Building by room 105 near the skywalk

2. GET App

You can also use the GET app to add funds to your Campus Cash account if you don't have cash, and you can use the app to check your Campus Cash balance. Download the GET mobile App from iTunes or the Google Play store.

Regardless of what method you use to add money to your account there will be a delay of up to 30 minutes before your funds are available for printing. You cannot print without money in your Campus Cash account. UMD cash cards are not accepted.

How to Print

All ITSS student printers support touch-free printing.

As long as you have adequate funds on your Campus Cash account you will be able to release the print job from the MyPrintCenter website or the Pharos Print app as detailed below. For more details on adding funds to your account, see the How to Pay section.

Note: Campus Cash funds can take 15-20 minutes to appear as available. If your account is not registering funds you may receive an "Unsupported Card Type" error.

From Any Device

  • Attach what you want to print to an email (from your UMD email address)
  • Use either the methods detailed below (Pharos Print Center website or the Pharos Print app) to print your job

Use the MyPrintCenter Website

  • Open MyPrintCenter. and log in with your UMD Username and Password.
  • Optionally, select the Upload button to upload documents from your device if you did not send your print job another way.
  • Select the print job you would like to send to the printer.
  • Select the Print options tab on the bottom.
  • Select a printer (check the printer for the correct name).
    • You may also adjust the duplexing (double-sided) and number of copies at this point.
  • Select Print
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Use the Pharos Print Mobile App

First, install Pharos Print on your device from the Apple Store or Google Play. Then:

  • Use the Pharos Print app with the following settings:
    • Server
    • Port 443
    • Log in with your UMD Username and Password.
  • Optionally, select the Upload button to upload documents from your device if you did not send your print job another way.
  • If uploading a print job select Browse
    • Documents available on your mobile device will be readily available. Choose the one you would like to print.
    • If you would like to connect to your Google Drive, select Browse with the left arrow at the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the list of locations available.
      • Select Google Drive and go through the authentication process.
      • Open the file you would like to print
      • Select the ellipsis menu at the top of the document
      • Select Share and Export from the menu
      • Share to the Pharos Print app by choosing Send a Copy (you may have to select the app from a longer list by choosing More)
      • A dialog box will come up that says "Share <your file name> with Pharos Print?" Select Print at this point.
      • This will send your print job to the queue.
    • Return to the Pharos Print app and get back to the main page with your printing queue. Select the print job you would like to send to the printer.
    • Select your desired Print options tab on the bottom (double-sided, number of copies, etc.)
    • Select a printer (check the printer for the correct name).
    • Select Print

You can remove a document from the queue by selecting the document and then choosing Delete. (Note: You won't get a confirmation message before your document is deleted, so be sure you want to delete the document from the queue before performing this action.)

For Color Printing Only:

The ITSS color printer is located in the Kathryn A Martin Library 1st floor on the counter at the ITSS Computer consultant station. You may print simple color 8½ by 11inch pages from this machine.

For complex color printing jobs, please consult the UMD Print Shop, Kirby Plaza 125.

Please Note

  • Cost is deducted from your account automatically. For details please, consult How to Pay.
  • Print jobs are automatically removed after two hours in the queue.

Printer Locations

General Student Printing
Buliding Location Printer Name(s)
Bohannon Hall VenDen venden-1
Engineering Computer Lab, Room 204 engr204-1
James I. Swenson Science Building (JISSB) office atrium ssbatrium-1
Kathryn A. Martin Library First Floor lib150-1, lib150-2, and lib150-3
Kathryn A. Martin Library Second Floor lib250-1 and lib250-2
Kathryn A. Martin Library Third Floor Lib350-1
Kirby Plaza Computer Lab, Room 143 kplz143-1
Kirby Plaza ITSS TechCenter, Room 165 kplz165-1
Kirby Student Center Info Desk kscinfo-1
Kirby Student Center Multicultural Center, Room 262 ksc262-1
Lake Superior Hall Lobby lsh-1
Marshall W Alworth Hall Room 175 mwah175-1
Montague Hall Computer Lab, Room 209 mon209-1
Solon Campus Center Wedge Hallway cctr41-1
Sports and Health Center Jamar Lab, Room 162A sphc162A-1
Sports and Health Center Skating Rink, Room 195C sphc195c-1
College or Department Locations with Printers for Their Enrolled Students
College or Department Buliding Location Printer Name(s)
Civil Engineering Swenson Civil Engineering Building (SCiv) Room 224 sciv224-1
Computer Science Heller Hall Room 314 hh314-1
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Chester Park Room 155 chpk155-1
Geology Heller Hall Room 108 hh108-1
Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) LSBE Room 119 lsbe119-1
Pharmacy Life Sciences Room 162 pharmcommon-1
Pharmacy Life Sciences Room 216 pharmpclc-1

Need Help?

  • Problems?
    • Visit the TechCenter in Kirby Plaza 165 or the first floor Library desk ITSS Computer consultant station.
  • Need a new UCard?
  • Need complex color printing or design and layout help?