Physical Access

Due to COVID-19, Physical access to the CEE Computer Lab in E2-2340 has been revoked as with most computer labs on campus.

Remote Access

CEE undergraduate students can remotely log on and use these computers using Microsoft’s Remote Desktop client. To learn more about Remote Desktop Connection, please see the Microsoft Remote Desktop documentation

Windows 10 systems will already have this client installed. Mac systems may acquire the app via the Apple Store as noted in the above link.

For instructions please see our how-to on remote desktop connections.
For any additional issues please see our Remote Desktop Frequently Asked Questions.


We have fifty-one systems in the lab with different hostnames that can be recognized via the network. They have a prefix of ceeuglab##.uwaterloo.ca, where ## starts at 01 and ends at 51 (ie. One hostname is: ceeuglab21.uwaterloo.ca, another ceeuglab43.uwaterloo.ca ,etc).

You may randomly choose a hostname in the format described above when connecting with the remote desktop client. When signing in make sure that in the username field you enter NEXUS\userID (The userID is your WatIAM username, NOT your school email account). 

If successfully sign in and see a message about someone else already on the system, please try a different system. These resources are finite, so please properly log out of the system when you no longer need it. Closing the remote desktop client window does not log off the computer it only disconnects, and it remains unavailable for the next user. 

To sign out properly, while logged in right-click on the windows icon in the taskbar you will see the option to sign out.

IT Assistance

If you need assistance, please reach out to CEE IT using our ticket request form.

- CEE IT Team