University of Connecticut students receive up to 15 free print pages November 29 through December 19 and between 25 and 30 free pages throughout the spring semester through the Student Government Academic Affairs Committee undergraduate.
Academic Affairs, led by Acting Principal Dalton Hawie, compiled a list of the entire undergraduate student population at UConn and divided it by their budget to get 15 free pages per student. All WEPA printers are located at Homer Babbidge, Wilbur Cross, Student Union and the WB Young building.
Students must select their WEPA balance when paying, according to Hawie, because the funds were added to their account by USG. For those with additional questions, USG’s Instagram Linktree and the ITS website have guides on how to access funds.
“The funding for these pages has been transferred to the WEPA balances of all undergraduates at UConn, so while it may appear that money is being deducted from your WEPA balance, the funding is actually coming directly from you. from the USG, ”Hawie said in an email. “Students should make sure that when they go to print they choose to pay using their WEPA balance which should have funds ready for use.”
USG has an unprecedented amount of money this year. Much of this is due to the COVID-19 pandemic which prevented large-scale events and projects as students paid the same amount in student activity fees. Husky Print is not a new initiative, but Hawie said this large budget was a reason for its expansion.
“In the past, Husky Print was only for a limited time and there was often a lot of talk about when it should take place during the semester. After reviewing our budget, I decided we needed to expand it. Our committee collectively decided that we should make Husky Print a semester service rather than a time-limited event, ”said Hawie.
Hawie said that while the free printing during Finals week works well, the spring semester will see Husky Print expand even further.
“We started late this semester, which is why free printing has only been available for a few weeks, but this coincides well with the week of the finals. For the next semester we will have a free printing – between 25 and 30 pages – for all spring [semester]”Hawie said.