Computer Labs

Hours of operation

Monday through Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Please note that computer labs close early for holidays and have special hours during exam weeks. Check for signs on the lab doors for any changes.

Why are some labs closed during normal lab hours?
Labs are frequently closed for class use. Signs are posted on the outside of lab doors indicating the schedule of lab classes for that quarter. Lab 209 is most frequently used as a computer classroom. Please use the LCB Calendar to see what has been scheduled for these labs.

Why are labs closed between semesters?
The Lindner College of Business Computer labs are closed at the end of each semester and for the duration of the break for maintenance. It is at this time that hardware and software upgrades are completed and routine maintenance and cleaning is performed. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you need to use a computer during break, the computers in the library are always available. 

Lab equipment

Lab 209

Lab 209 is located on the second floor of Lindner Hall. This lab frequently hosts teaching labs as well as being open for student use.

Student workstations: 32
Instructor workstations: 1
Projectors: 1
Printers: 1
Software: This lab provides an extensive software suite and a secure work environment for faculty, staff and students. Instructors may request to have software installed on the computers for course use, and can reserve this lab for teaching.
Hardware: Lab 209 is equipped with high performance computing hardware that is recycled every four years to ensure the best computing experience possible.

Lab 211

Lab 211 is located on the second floor of Lindner Hall. This lab is always open for student use and may not be reserved for classes and special events.

Student workstations: 49
Printers: 2
Software: This lab provides an extensive software suite and a secure work environment for faculty, staff and students.
Hardware: Lab 211 is equipped with high performance computing hardware that is recycled every four years to ensure the best computing experience possible.

Lab policies

Users are responsible for reading and accepting the following policies before using any of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business computer labs.

Access

All currently-registered students, faculty, and staff may access Lindner computer labs. Accounts are created within 48 hours of class registration, and no additional activation of accounts is required. All computers must be accessed using the student's central login. Students are not permitted to use the labs outside of regular lab hours.

Food and drink

Food and drink are prohibited at all times to maintain the safety and cleanliness of computer labs. Students found with food or drink in the labs will be asked to dispose of them; users who don't comply will be asked to leave the lab and may lose their lab privileges.

Printing

All labs are furnished with at least one printer for student use. We strive to ensure that all of our printers are always functional and available for student use. However, due to the high use of these printers, we can only offer a limited guarantee that all printers will always be functional for printing jobs. The Lindner IT department is not responsible for late assignments if printers are currently in a state of maintenance.

Color, black and white, and duplex printing are available in all Lindner computer labs. The charge for color printing is 35 cents per page, and seven cents per page for black and white. All registered Lindner students will receive $10 in free prints at the beginning of each semester to use in the labs. When the balance has been exhausted, students can use their Bearcat Card to purchase additional prints.

Remote printing is also available. Remote printing and all printing charges are handled via the Wepa Print Management System.

Noise

Noise must be kept to a minimum. Neither loud conversations nor audio devices without headphones are permitted. Cellular phone use is also prohibited.

Supplies

Students will be provided limited office supplies as a courtesy. Staplers and staples are not to be taken from the supply table or removed from the lab. Students that abuse these amenities will lose their lab privileges.

Hardware and equipment

Workstations are available on a first come, first served basis. No reservations will be accepted. Users are not permitted to modify lab hardware in any manner, nor to install software on lab systems. If you have a special request, please see the consultant on duty.

All systems are equipped with at least one form of writable, portable storage. Currently supported formats consist of either CDRW or USB ports accessible for personal thumb drives. In order to save a document students use their provided I drive. If assistance is needed with this process, please see a lab consultant. Users are not restricted from saving documents or projects locally; however, all data will be deleted when the user logs off.

Users are not permitted to insert physically damaged media into the drives. If you absolutely need to transfer the information from your device to a lab machine, please ask the consultant for assistance. Users are required to logout after they are done using the workstation.