Course Materials

Copying and Scanning

Access to Department copy machines for printing course materials and scanning exams can be requested at both the Soda Hall and Cory Hall Front Desks.  Our Front Desk Coordinators will ask you to present your Cal1 ID Card to borrow keys and cards necessary for using the machines. You will be expected to return these items promptly after you have finished your job.  For in-depth instructions:

Course materials can also be printed by Department administrative staff.

Send a copy request to the Course Support Team via Google Form

Copies are only in black and white. Optimize files for black and white printing.

All copy requests must be sent one full business day before the delivery deadline. For example, if you need the copies to be delivered by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, the requests should be sent to the Course Support Team any time on the preceding Tuesday. Because our team does not work over the weekend, requests needed on Monday should be sent on Thursday prior, e.g. copies that need to be delivered by 8:00 a.m. on Monday should be sent any time on the preceding Thursday.

Storing and Disposing of Final Exams

Final exams must be retained for 13 months after they are taken.  Midterms and other course materials do not need to be saved.  Scans uploaded to Gradescope are sufficient; the paper exams do not need to be saved in that case.


Paper exams can be stored by the Department.  Instructors can submit EE final exams to the Cory Hall Front Desk and CS final exams to the Soda Hall Front Desk.  Students will be able to access their exams through the Front Desks for 13 months and then they will be shredded.


Midterms, final exams older than 13 months, and paper copies of final exams that have been scanned and uploaded to Gradescope, can all be disposed of by dropping them off at the Cory Hall Front Desk.  If there is a large volume of course material to shred, request a pickup by emailing