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Pharos Print Center

The Pharos Print Center website can be used upload print jobs to Pharos from any computer or mobile device that is connected to the secure CUMC network (Mercury wifi or campus wired), including Linux. Simply log in to the website with your MC account and select Upload to send a file from the computer or device to your queue.

You can also log in to the Print Center to view your balances, Pharos history, manage print options for uploaded jobs, and delete any unwanted print jobs still in your queue.

Using the Print Center
  1. Go to
    This is an intranet site and will not open unless you are directly connected to the secured campus network via Mercury wireless or on-campus wired!
  2. Type in your MC username and password, then click the Log in button.
    TIP: Your MC username is the first part of your CUMC email address (typically your UNI), and the password is the same one used for your CUMC email.
  3. Pharos Print Center login prompt
  4. You will see a Job List showing all unprinted documents you've sent to Pharos within the past 24 hours. If not select the Job List tab in the upper left.

  5. Pharos Print Center window showing Job List and Upload
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  6. Select the Upload button and follow prompts to upload a file from the computer or device to your Job List.
    • IMPORTANT: All uploads default to black and white, double-sided. To change either, or to select other options such as the number of copies, check the box to the right of the print job, then use menus under Print options: in the lower right of the Print Center window.
    • If a print job was sent directly from a computer rather than using the Upload button in the Print Center website, print options cannot be adjusted here. You must have set any options when sending the print job from the computer.
  7. Log out of the Print Center window by clicking your name in the upper right and selecting log out.
To print out, go to any Pharos printer on campus, login with your MC account or tap your Columbia ID, then select the job(s) to print. Full steps are on the How to Use Pharos page.

View Activity, Balance, or Delete Print Jobs

When logged in to the Print Center you can also:
  • Select the Activity link (to the right of the Job List link in the upper left) to see jobs you've already printed, credits to your account including semester quotas and/or purchased pages, as well as dates and times for the activities.
  • Your available Pharos balance or quota shows in the lower left corner under the Payment method heading.
  • Jobs you've sent to a Pharos queue will automatically disappear after 24 hours. If you'd like to remove a job sooner, check the box to its left in your Job List then click the Delete button in the upper left at the top of the list.

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Last updated 3/05/2019