State-of-the-art instructional and student technology labs equipped with Mac and PC workstations, laser printers, and scanners are strategically located throughout the campus to provide easy access for students and faculty with valid CHIP cards and Global IDs. Many instructional student labs operate extended daily hours and weekends.
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General Use Campus Computer Labs
The two largest lab locations on campus provide an academic-friendly environment for all CMU students to conduct research, complete homework assignments, and carry out electronic communication.
CBA and OIT have collaborated to provide the Virtual Lab service. Check the configuration instructions to access lab software from your personal computer!
- Ronan Lab Lower level, Ronan Hall; phone 774-2678.
- Woldt Lab Lower level, Woldt Hall; phone 774-1014.
College/Department Computer Labs
More than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs provide hands-on experiences with specific kinds of software, hardware, and technical equipment. Some specialized resources include:
Applied Business Studies Complex - CBA Technology Services, phone 774-3966. DOW SAP Learning Center with about 50 networked PCs for learning SAP; DaimlerChrysler lab with about 30 networked PCs.
CHSBS/Anspach Hall Computer Labs - Anspach 251, 252, 253; office phone 774-1229, lab phone 774-6600. More than 60 networked PCs for word processing, basic writing skills instruction, Web page design, and humanities and language applications.
College of Science and Technology - has available one of the most powerful supercomputers on a Michigan campus, as well as an astronomical observatory with a computer controlled telescope, a confocal laser microscope lab, a GPS lab, and other labs for biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, meteorology, and physics comprising more than 500 computers throughout the campus.
Pearce Computer Center - Pearce Hall 422; phone 774-3922. PC, Mac, and Unix computers are available in six different labs for mathematics and science applications.
Engineering and Technology (ET Building) - CAD/CAM, robotics, automation, and materials testing labs.
EHS/Dow Multimedia Lab and Instructional Materials Center - EHS 134, phone 774-3549. Three labs with more than 90 Mac computers, digital photo and scanning equipment, and other teacher training hardware and software.
Music - labs equipped with computers, CD recording equipment, synthesizers, and more.
The University provides four free Ethernet connections to each residence suite for personal computers. There are also eight computer labs and one computer center available for membership to students who live in residence halls. The labs are open 24 hours per day, seven days a week, when the residence halls are open. Personalized support is available for hardware and software problems.
Barnes Computer Center, phone 774-2530
Beddow Computer Lab, phone 774-4947
Larzelere Computer Lab, phone 774-5330
Merrill Computer Lab, phone 774-5547
Robinson Computer Lab, phone 774-4613
Saxe-Herrig Computer Lab, phone 774-6167
Thorpe Computer Lab, phone 774-5634
Towers Computer Center, phone 774-1005
Trout-Calkins Lab, phone 774-5165
Woldt-Emmons Lab, phone 774-5911
All University Apartments are wired for Ethernet access. The apartments are wired one network jack per bedroom. Each student must supply his or her own computer, network card and network cabling. All IP addresses are assigned dynamically.
Charles V. Park Library
Most of your research at CMU's libraries can be done electronically. You can search through Park Library's nearly one million books and other resources using CENTRA, an online catalog of library holdings. For more in-depth research, you can access more than 50 online journals and academic resources such as Lexis-Nexis, ERIC, and MEDLINE.
In addition, Park Library offers:
- 320 public workstations with fast processors, read/write CD drives, DVD drives, Internet connections, 19-inch color monitors, and software including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, FrontPage, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and Quicktime.
- more than 300 Ethernet connections for personal laptops
- copy machines that can be used as network printers
Adaptive Technologies and Accommodations
The Adaptive Technology Room, located in Park Library, room 119, is accessible during normal building hours. Also, there are more than 20 other locations throughout campus where specialized computers are available.
Features of the AT room include:
- Screen readers
- Text scanners
- Closed circuit television
- Alternative input devices
- Voice recognition systems
For more information, contact the Student Disability Services office at (989) 774-3018, TDD (989) 774-2568.