Student Printing

If you are a student, you may print at one of the many library and residence hall locations.

Departmental Printing

Please ensure that these requirements have been met:

  • You are authorized to use the Department of Statistics printers, otherwise your computer may receive "Hold for Authentication" when printing.  If in doubt, contact the System Administrators by emailing
  • You are either connected to the eduroam wifi network or to ethernet. You cannot print from CalVisitor.


Our printers have their respective locations in Evans Hall as part of their names.  Note the make and model of the printers to determine the driver required by your operating system with certain exceptions listed in the "Notes" column.  

You can also upload-to-print your documents to the mail room Xerox copiers.

Note: All of the printers (queues) listed below require CalNet authentication in the following manner:
The CalNet username must be preceded by "campus\", e.g. "campus\jdoe01". This is literally the word "campus", the Active Directory domain, and not "berkeley".
The password is the same as your CalNet username password.

Printer Model Intended Users Notes
STAT-342 Xerox Phaser 3600 All Compatible with v.3610 Driver
STAT-365 HP Color LaserJet M553x All (color jobs primarily)  
STAT-365-WC1 Xerox AltaLink B8090 All  
STAT-365-WC2 Xerox AltaLink B8090 All  
STAT-405 HP LaserJet 600 M601 Visitors  
STAT-432 HP LaserJet P4515dn All Compatible with LJ P4010 series driver
STAT-491 HP LaserJet 400 M401dn Masters' Students  
STAT-498 HP LaserJet P4015dn Faculty Compatible with LJ P4010 series driver

Contact if you have questions.



  1. Install HP and/or Xerox print drivers.
  2. Open System Preferences and choose Printers & Scanners.
  3. Click the + button beneath the printer list on the left side.
  4. Press the Control key while clicking the "Default" icon (or any other icon on the toolbar), then choose Customize Toolbar... from the contextual menu that appears.
  5. Drag the Advanced (gear) icon to the toolbar and click the Done button.
  6. Click the Advanced icon that was added to the toolbar. Wait a few moments for the window to respond.
  7. Here is an example configuration for the copier in room 365:
  8. When you set 'Use', select a driver or printer model based on the printer you chose in the first step. You might need to choose Generic PostScript Printer if your computer does not have the right driver.
  9. Click Add. Click to enable the Duplex Unit and set whether the printer has a third tray. Click OK.
  10. The first time you print, a print queue window may open and you will see your job listed with a status of On Hold (Authentication required). Either select the job and click the Resume button on the window's toolbar, or click the small, curved arrow button to the right of your print job. When prompted, enter campus\your_calnet_id for your username and your CalNet passphrase for your password. (literally specify "campus" and not "berkeley") Your job should then go through.
  11. The next time you print you may wish to enable the checkbox Remember this password in my keychain.



  1. You will need to set a network path to the printer which is of the form \\\STAT-{PRINTER}. For example \\\STAT-365-WC1.
  2. Enter the path.
    1. For Windows versions other than 8 or 8.1, click the Start menu and type the path into the search box at the bottom.
    2. For Windows 8 and 8.1:
      1. Press the Windows Key + R to get the run dialog prompt or:
        1. Hover over the bottom-right corner of the screen to ultimately get the search bar.
        2. Type "run"
        3. Execute the "Run" program to get the run dialog box.
      2. Enter "\\\STAT-365-WC1." without the quotes and click ok.
      3. Wait a few minutes and if successful Windows should start downloading the printer drivers.

    There may be a delay of a few minutes.

  3. If prompted to login, enter your CalNet ID for the user name and CalNet ID passphrase for the password. In some cases, you may need to enter your user name as campus\<your_calnet_id>.  (literally specify "campus" and not "berkeley") Be sure to check the box to save your login information. The driver will download from the server; it may make a few minutes.

Duplex Printing

To activate duplex printing on a printer supporting it:

  1. Right-click on the printer and choose Properties.
  2. Go to the Device Settings tab.
  3. Under Installable Options set Duplex Unit to Installed.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Go back to the General tab and click Printing Preferences....
  6. The option Print on Both Sides should be visible with options to print on both sides or not.


Please ensure that the HP and Xerox drivers are installed on your system.  Some distributions may have these drivers available through their package management software. To print via any CUPS-aware application such as Google Chrome, gedit, or evince:

  1. Visit http://localhost:631 in your web browser. If CUPS is properly installed you should see the CUPS management page.
  2. Visit Manage Printers.
  3. Click on Add Printer.
  4. Enter the name of the queue in the Name: field, for example STAT-342, and then fill in the Location and Description with the printer specific information. Then click Continue.
  5. Under Device select smb and click Continue.
  6. Under Device URI enter smb:// where STAT-PRINTER is the name of the queue you entered earlier.
  7. Select the Make of the printer you noted in step 1. Click Continue.
  8. Select the Model of the printer you noted in step 1. Click Continue. If your computer doesn't have the right driver, you may need to set the driver to be a Generic PostScript printer.
  9. Click on the name of the printer where the wizard says Printer PRINTER has been added successfully.
  10. Click Configure Printer.
  11. Modify the printer options according to your liking. You may wish to set simplex or duplex printing for example.
  12. Continue.


  • When prompted for authentication enter campus/your_calnet_id for your username and your CalNet passphrase for your password. (literally specify "campus" and not "berkeley") This is a forward slash, rather than a backwards slash as on Mac and Windows.
  • You may need to put client max protocol = SMB2 in the [global] section of your /etc/samba/smb.conf.