Find A Lab On Campus
For additional information, please contact the computer Information Center.
|Leahy||117||Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week|
|McMahon||301||Mon - Fri 7am to 11pm (during non-class hours)|
Special Computing Labs for Students
|McMahon||212||Mon - Fri 9 am - pm||Modern Languages|
|O'Boyle||G001||Mon - Fri 9 am- 5pm||Production Courses and Media Students|
|O'Boyle||215||Mon - Fri 9 am-5 pm||Education Majors|
|O'Boyle||325||Mon - Fri 9 am-5 pm||Psychology Majors|
|Crough||124||open 24x7||Architecture Majors|
|Gowan||104||Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm||Nursing Majors|
All computer labs have a standard set of software available. Our Guide to Software on Campus Computers page explains the software that is installed on computers in every lab. Some labs have additional software installed.
Most lab computers have a software configuration management feature that works to keep the computer in good working order. Each time the computer restarts, its configuration is returned to a known good state. Anything that was changed or stored on the local hard drive is removed.
This means that you must not store your files on the local hard drive of lab computers, as the files will be removed when the computer restarts.
Instead, you should store your files in your Cardinal Mail Google Docs area, or on removable storage such as a USB flash drive. Students may purchase USB flash drives in the CUA Bookstore or at any computer or electronics store.
Lab computers that employ software configuration management, including those in the Leahy Users Area, undergo automatic software maintenance for a two hour period between 3:45 and 5:45 am. This allows operating system updates to be installed, antivirus patterns to be updated and other software changes made. You cannot use the computer while maintenance is being performed.
Several minutes before the maintenance begins, you will receive a pop-up warning message. When you receive this warning message, you must immediately save your work to your Cardinal Mail Google Docs area or to your removable storage device, as the computer is about to restart for maintenance. If you stored files on the local hard drive of the lab computer, those files will be lost.
The best practice is to always work from your Cardinal Mail Google Docs area, or use a removable storage device; and never store files on the lab computer hard drive.
|Microsoft Windows computers in the Leahy Users Area perform automatic software maintenance either from 1:45 to 3:45 am or from 3:45 to 5:45 am daily. Please check the signs in the Users Area to determine the schedule for the computer you are using, and plan your computer work accordingly.|