Campus computer labs offer the Colgate community options for everything from quickly checking email to extensive work on research papers to specialty software not available on one's personal computer.

Remote Access to Computer Lab Software

AWS Appstream 2.0 is the recommended method for access to Colgate licensed windows software such as Matlab, R, Maple, Stata, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Appstream can also be used as a virtual Desktop, with all of the same look and functionality of a computer lab desktop.

Access Appstream

When Working in a Public Lab

Saving Files

Use caution when saving work in a public lab. Any files saved on the hard drive of the computer are erased when any user logs off. To save work use a USB flash drive, network file storage, email documents to oneself, or upload to cloud locations such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

Logging Off

To protect your digital security, identity, and files, always log out of all accounts when finished working in a public lab. Also make sure to log off the lab computer when finished.

Standard Lab Software

These applications are typically installed on laboratory Mac computers:

  • Acrobat DC
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • After Effects CC
  • Audition CC
  • Chrome
  • Dreamweaver CC
  • Flip4 Mac plugin
  • Google Talk Voice plugin
  • GPower
  • Illustrator CC
  • InDesign CC
  • iTunes
  • Keynote
  • Lightroom Classic CC
  • Matlab
  • Media Encoder CC
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Photoshop CC
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • Preview
  • QuickTime
  • R/R Studio
  • Safari
  • Silverlight
  • SPSS
  • Texmaker
  • VLC Media Player
  • Vue

These applications are typically installed on laboratory Windows PCs:

  • 7-zip
  • Adobe Creative Cloud suite
    • Acrobat
    • After Effects
    • Audition
    • Dreamweaver
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Lightroom
    • Lightroom Classic
    • Media Encoder
    • Photoshop
    • Premiere Pro
  • ArcGIS Desktop
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Microsoft Office suite
    • Access
    • Excel
    • OneNote
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Word
  • Notepad++
  • RStudio
  • SAS Enterprise Guide
  • SPSS
  • StataSE
  • VLC Media Player
  • Wolfram Player
A student works at a Mac workstation in a computer lab
Labs across campus provide ready access computing resources and software.

Lab Locations and Hours


  • Room 345: 30 PCs
  • Third Floor Reference Area: 22 PCs
  • Room 501: 20 PCs
  • Fifth-floor learning commons area: 25 Macs with standard software plus Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Digital Learning and Media Center (see below)


  • Printing available
  • Scanning available
  • Specialized software
    • MAXQDA in Case 345 and Case 501
    • FinalCut Pro in the fifth-floor learning commons
    • Media software in the Digital Learning and Media Center (see below)


These facilities open whenever the library is open (library hours).

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Located in Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology


  • 20 Macs with media creation software including:
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Audacity
    • Blender
  • 40TB Server for Storage


This facility is open whenever the library is open (library hours), but may be closed during some windows when reserved for classes (lab calendar).

The facility is staffed by trained media mentors:

  • Sunday–Thursday: 12 p.m.–10 p.m.
  • Friday: 12 p.m.–6 p.m.


  • 22 PCs
  • Printing Available
  • Scanning Available


This facility is open whenever the library is open (library hours)


The lab is located on the lower level of the Coop, adjacent to the WRCU student radio station.


  • 25 PCs
  • Printing available
  • Scanning available


The lab is during the fall and spring semesters (except holidays/breaks)

Monday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.



  • 13 PCs
  • Printing available

Network Accounts

To access laboratory computers, students, faculty, and staff will be required to log in using their network account credentials.

More about network accounts

Ask for Help

If you are unable to find the information you need in the documentation available online, the ITS Service Desk is available to assist.