To send mail out: Include your name and return address on each envelope. Place outgoing mail in the tray by the postage meter. Personal mail may be placed here to be sent to the post office but you must provide the appropriate postage stamps on it.
Federal Express and UPS services are available, ask for assistance in the
main office, room 406.
Every office has a telephone. We ask that visitors use their calling cards for
personal long distance calls.
There are two PC labs with a total of 14 computers (located in rooms 448 and 450) which are accessible during business hours and by special arrangement after hours. There is also a small PC lab in room 440 with three computers.
There is a Hewlett Packard ScanJet 4C color scanner located in Computer Lab #2 (room 450). This is accessible during business hours and by special arrangement after hours.
Printed output can be picked up in room 432. There are two printers there with the rather unimaginative names of "out" and "animal". Output can be directed to either of these printers.
There is a Hewlett Packard 5M color printer located in room 440,
direct output to "kermit". This printer is accessible during business
hours and by special arrangement after hours.
Visitors to DIMACS are allowed reasonable photocopying privileges. There is a
small photocopier located in room 432 which is accessible without needing an
access code or copy card. There is also a heavy volume machine available for
large jobs, this machine requires a user code, see a staff member if you
need to utilize this machine.
A copy card can be obtained (at no cost) from the Financial Assistant for use in
photocopiers outside of the DIMACS Center (i.e. at the libraries).
The Visitor Coordinator can provide a letter requesting library privileges for
visitors to use any library within the University's library system. The
Mathematical Sciences Library is located on the first floor of Hill Center near
A parking permit can be obtained from the Visitor Coordinator upon your arrival.
Reimbursements and subsistence
See the Financial Assistant for subsistance payments and detailed instructions
on how to submit reimbursement requests. But briefly, there are two absolute rules
which you must follow to receive reimbursement:
1. You must use a U.S. carrier for all air travel, regardless of cost.
2. All receipts must be original receipts, photocopies are unacceptable.
If you do not follow these rules we can not reimbure you. Both NSF and Rutgers require
the use of U.S. airlines. The University requires original receipts. No exceptions can be made.
There is a small kitchen on the fourth floor with a refrigerator, microwave, and sink.
You are welcome to use this facility but we ask that you clean up after yourself.
Tea and coffee are available on weekdays. We also have an afternoon get together for tea and cookies on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 3:30 in the lounge (if no workshops are scheduled).
There is a snack and a soda vending machine on the first floor of the CoRE Building and the
student center, which has several fast food stores, is a short walk away (there is a page in
the visitor packet which gives details on everything you'll find at the student center).
Each office has a copy of the DIMACS visitor orientation guide which includes
other information about entertainment, tourist attractions, recreation sites, etc.
that we hope will make your visit as pleasant as possible. Please feel free to
give the Center Administrator any suggestions for other material to include in this guide.