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.

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:

  • Acrobat DC
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • After Effects CC
  • ArcGIS
  • Audition CC
  • Chrome
  • Dreamweaver CC
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Illustrator CC
  • InDesign CC
  • Internet Explorer
  • IrfanviewVue
  • Lightroom Classic CC
  • Matlab
  • Media Encoder CC
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Publisher)
  • Photoshop CC
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • SAS Enterprise Guide
  • Silverlight
  • SPSS
  • StataSE
  • VLC Media Player
  • Vue
  • Wolfram CDF 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

Labs

  • 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)

Features

  • 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)

Hours and Availability

These facilities open whenever the library is open (library hours). Check current workstation availability for:

DLMC homepage

Located in Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology

Features

  • 20 Macs with media creation software including:
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Motion
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Logic
    • Camtasia
  • 20 TB SAN for integrated storage

Hours

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

The facility is staffed by trained media mentors:

  • Sunday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Friday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Features

  • 22 PCs
  • Printing Available
  • Scanning Available

Hours

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.

Features

  • 25 PCs
  • Printing available
  • Scanning available

Hours

  • Sunday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–midnight
  • Friday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Check current workstation availability

Features

  • 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.