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Computer Labs and Kiosks

Overview

All University of Pittsburgh students with a valid University Computing Account may use any of the seven Student Computing Labs, Computer Kiosks, and Pitt Print Stations conveniently located throughout the Pittsburgh campus close to residence halls and classrooms. Printing services are offered through the Student Computing Labs. The computers and facilities are updated annually, with all Student Computing Lab computers being replaced after four years of service (re-used or recycled).  All of the workstations are Energy Star certified.

Additional Student Computing Lab services include access to a wide range of software tools, the ability to print via a mobile device, purchase additional print quota, computer kiosks, and mobile device charging stations.

The Student Computing Labs received a 2015 Pitt Sustainability Award.

View our interactive Campus Maps to locate the following:.

Lab Locations, Hours, Equipment, and Support>
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Student Computing Lab House Rules

Please be considerate when using the Student Computing Labs!

  • No tobacco
  • Speak softly
  • Notify staff immediately of drink spills
  • Dispose of trash

Lab patrons who violate these policies will be asked to leave the lab.

You may be asked to show your University Identification card, per the following University policy:

Summary of Services Available

Service

 
Printing
  • Pitt Printing enables students to send print jobs from any location to color and black & white Pitt Print stations located across the Pittsburgh campus in all of the Student Computing Labs, campus residence halls, and other high-traffic locations. Pitt Printing enables remote color and black & white printing from:

    • personal computers with an Internet connection (Pitt Printing software must be installed)
    • computer kiosks
    • computers in the Student Computing Labs
    • smartphones and tablets 

Note: Color Pitt Print Stations are only located in Student Computing Labs. Pitt Printing Client 17.0, released in Fall 2016, or later is required for printing to the color printers from a personal device.

For more information see Pitt Printing: Using the Service and Pitt Printing: Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Pitt Printing software is available for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, and 10 as well as Mac OS X 10.9 and higher. To use the service, install the required Pitt Printing software from the Software Download Service at My Pitt.

After sending a print job to a Pitt printer, students can pick up the document by swiping their University ID card or entering their University username and password at a Pitt Print station.

To install the Pitt Printing software, follow these instuctions.

  • Pitt Printing Stations are a Student Computing Labs feature that permit students to print directly from the Student Computing Labs or from any location outside of the Student Computing Labs. Students can send print jobs from any location to Pitt Print stations located in the Student Computing Labs, residence halls, and other high-traffic areas on campus.

  • MobilePrint  is an extension of the Pitt Printing service that makes it simple to print from smartphones and mobile devices. Send an email message with an attachment of the file that you want to print or enter the information that you want to print in the body of the email message. After receiving a confirmation message, students may then pick up the print job at any Pitt Print station. 

    Jobs can be sent to one of the following email addresses:

    mobileprint@pitt.edu – to print two-sided in black and white

    colorprint@pitt.edu – to print two-sided in color, and can be printed in a Student Computing Lab

    My Print Center (print.pitt.edu) makes it easy to check your previously printed transactions at any time,see the current queued jobs waiting to be released, and to view your remaining print quota. You can also view  this information  by logging in to my.pitt.edu and click on the Pitt Printing link in the right-hand column. The My Print Center can also be used to send a print job to your queue by clicking the upload button.

For more information, see the My Print Center Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Quotas, or the initial printing allocation faculty and students is $63 per semester or term. Students may use their printing quota toward single or double-side printing, black-and-white or color printing.  Students can purchase additional print quota at the Technical Support Desk at the University Store on Fifth (please remember your Pitt ID) or using Pay Stations located in the David Lawrence Hall and Hillman Library Student Computing Labs. The Pay Stations accept only cash ($1, $5, $10) and coins (nickels, dimes, quarters). Additional quota can be added via Panther Funds, credit card or cash at the Technical Support Desk at University Store on Fifth. All prices include both simplex and duplex prices.

    • 1 black andwhite sheet= $.07
    • 1 color sheet=$.49

Available sizes for sheets include letter-size (8.5" x 11") and tabloid-size (11" x17").

  • Available print quota balances are displayed on the Pitt Print Station release terminals which allows you to see the balance each time that you print. In addition, you can view detailed information about your printing, including quota, added funds, etc. by selecting the Account button on the Pitt Print Station terminal.

Computing and Software

Computer Labs

  • There are seven Student Computing Labs conveniently located throughout the Pittsburgh campus close to residence halls and classrooms.

  • Each lab is staffed by student Lab Monitors and includes a mix of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. Shared scanners and laser printers are available, as well as mobile device charging stations that enable students to charge their smartphone or tablet.

  • During the fall and spring semester David Lawrence lab is open 24x7 and the Hillman Library lab is open 24x5 on weekdays.

  • The computers and facilities are updated annually, with all Student Computing Lab computers being replaced after four years of service (re-used or recycled).

  • All of the lab workstations are Energy Star certified.

Computer Kiosks

  • Located throughout campus for University students and employees to quickly check email, course schedules, browse the Internet, or work on documents and projects. Students can also use the kiosks to send print jobs to Pitt Print Stations located throughout the campus.

  • Are a convenient alternative to using the Student Computing Labs or to going back to your room between classes. Want to print that file you've been carrying around on your USB flash drive? Want to listen to a video about Photoshop at lynda.pitt.edu? Now you can! All kiosks include a headphone jack so you can listen to multimedia content, and a USB port that make it possible to work on files from a flash drive. A shortcut link to pitt.box.com is also provided on all kiosks so you can quickly access files stored on the University's cloud storage service.

Software

  • More than 150 individual software titles are available on computers in the Student Computing Labs and at the Computer Kiosks on the Windows, Mac OS, or Linux platforms.

  • For a full list of software on each platform, visit the software page.

Collaborative Rooms and Classroom Reservation

  • Three collaborative team rooms in the B-40 Alumni Hall lab enable students to display presentations on a large, centrally located monitor and work together on markerboards that line the walls of each room. Each room has a sliding door to provide privacy for groups while maintaining a quiet working environment for individuals using computers in the lab.

  • Team rooms can be reserved online.

  • The classrooms are equipped with Windows PCs.

  • Some labs have classrooms available for reservation. Instructors can use the following instructions to reserve a lab classroom.

 Mobile IT Resources

Lab Line

  • Provides details regarding workstation availability within each of the Student Computing Labs on a 24x7 basis. Students can check lab availability on technology.pitt.edu, Pitt Mobile, or by texting a keyword to 41411.

Mobile Computing Counters and Lab

  • Love your laptop or tablet? Then bring it with you! Our mobile computing counters allow you to work from your own device with convenient access to other lab services. 

  • The mobile computing counters are installed in four Student Computing Labs on the Pittsburgh campus and in room G-25 Cathedral of Learning so students can work and study using their own laptop computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Wireless service is available at all locations, and special wall outlets provide power for both AC power adapters and USB devices so that they can remain plugged in and charging while students work

    • Mobile Student Computing Lab
      • G-25 Cathedral of Learning
    • Mobile Computing Counters
      • B-40 Alumni Hall
      • B-06 Benedum
      • G-27 Cathedral of Learning
      • 230 David Lawrence Hall

Mobile Device Charging Stations

  • Battery running low on your phone? Tablet need a quick boost? No problem! Stop by one of our conveniently located charging stations across campus. Just plug in your device and rest it on the built-in shelf.
  • Available in high-traffic areas around the Pittsburgh campus to enable students to charge their smartphones and tablets. Charging stations are located in all Student Computing Labs, the William Pitt Union, and at the Technical Support Desks at the University Store on Fifth and Litchfield Towers Lobby.

Computing Lab Locations, Equipment and Hours

FALL TERM HOURS (August 28-December 7, 2017)

  Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
B-40 Alumni Hall 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED
314 Bellefield Hall Classroom 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED
B-06 Benedum Hall 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
G-27 Cathedral of Learning 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
G-62 Cathedral of Learning 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
230 David Lawrence Hall 24 Hours 24 Hours 24 Hours 24 Hours
112 Hillman Library 24 Hours 24 Hours-10 p.m. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 10 a.m.-24 Hours
114 Sutherland Hall 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS (NOVEMBER 21-27, 2017)

  Tuesday, November 21 Wednesday, November 22 (No classes) Thursday, November 23-Friday, 24 (University closed) Saturday, November 25 (No class) Sunday, November 26 (No class) Monday, November 27
B-40 Alumni Hall 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
314 Bellefield Hall Classroom 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
B-06 Benedum Hall 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
G-27 Cathedral of Learning 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
G-62 Cathedral of Learning 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
230 David Lawrence Hall 24 hours-10 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.-24 Hours
112 Hillman Library 24 hours 24 hours-5 p.m. CLOSED 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-24 hours 24 hours
114 Sutherland Hall 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

END OF FALL SEMESTER HOURS (DECEMBER 8-17, 2017)

  Friday, December 8 Saturday, December 9 Sunday, December 10 Monday, December 11-Thursday, December 14 Friday, December 15 Saturday, December 16 Sunday, December 17
B-40 Alumni Hall 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED
314 Bellefield Hall Classroom 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. CLOSED* CLOSED* 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. CLOSED* CLOSED
B-06 Benedum Hall 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 12 p.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. CLOSED
G-27 Cathedral of Learning 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 12 p.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. CLOSED
G-62 Cathedral of Learning 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 12 p.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED
230 David Lawrence Hall 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours-10 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED
112 Hillman Library 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours-5 p.m. CLOSED
114 Sutherland Hall 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. CLOSED

Lab Equipment

For more information about lab software, visit the software in the labs page.

 

Windows Computers (Windows 10)

Windows Express Stations* (Windows 10)

Macintosh Computers (Mac OS X 10.11)

Linux Computers (Red Hat Linux)

Black & White Print Stations

Color Print Stations

B-40 Alumni Hall

12 (B, D)

10 (D)

6 (A)

2 (D)

2

1

314 Bellefield Hall Classroom

31 (B)

-

-

-

1

-

B-06 Benedum Hall

22 (C)

22 (C)

10 (A)

2 (D)

3

1

Outside lab exit door

-

-

-

-

1

-

G-27 Cathedral of Learning

-

10 (B)

6 (A)

-

3

1

G-27 Classroom

25 (B)

-

-

-

-

-

G-62 Cathedral of Learning

14 (B)

20 (B)

15 (A)

2 (D)

3

-

230 David Lawrence Hall

25 (E)

25 (E)

12 (A)

2 (D)

4

1

Outside lab entrance

-

-

-

-

1

-

Hillman Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground floor

-

-

-

-

3

-

1st floor

22 (D)

23 (D)

14 (A)

2 (D)

4

1

3rd floor

26 (D)

14 (D)

12 (A)

-

1

-

C-114 Sutherland Hall

5 (E)

5 (E)

4 (A)

2 (D)

2

1

Outside lab in lobby

-

-

-

-

1

-

All labs are equipped with portable USB DVD+/-RW drives, document and photo scanners, and headphones. Please see a Lab Monitor to borrow a portable device.

* Windows Express Stations have the most highly used software packages. You can quickly log in to these computers and work on them for as long as you need.

Computer Models Used In Our Labs:

  Model Processor RAM Video Card Storage Type Optical Drive
A Apple iMac (21.5” Late 2013) Intel Core i7 16 GB 1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Solid State N/A
B Dell Precision 3420 Intel Core i7-6700 16 GB 2 GB AMD FirePro W2100 Solid State N/A
C Dell OptiPlex 9020 Intel Core i7-4790 16 GB 2 GB AMD Radeon R7 250 Solid State N/A
D Dell OptiPlex 9020 Intel Core i7-4770 16 GB 1 GB AMD Radeon HD 7570 Solid State 8x DVD+/-RW
E Dell Precision 3420 Intel Core i7-7770 16 GB 2 GB AMD FirePro W4100 Solid State N/A

Special Lab Equipment

  • USB MIDI musical keyboard with headphones – B-40 Alumni Hall
  • Specialized Desks - 314 Bellefield Hall and G-27 Cathedral of Learning feature specialized deskswith USB and AC power ports to charge personal devices. The desks also feature VGA and HDMI video inputs so students can use the workstation’s display as a second screen with personal devices. Please see a Lab Monitor to borrow a video cable.
  • Student Computing Lab Classrooms - 314 Bellefield Hall and G-27 Cathedral of Learning. Reserve a classroom.

Mobile Device Charging Stations Locations

charging station

Each charging station is equipped with:

  • 1 Apple 30 Pin Dock Connection
  • 3 Apple Lightning Connections
  • 3 Micro USB Connections
  • 1 USB-C Connection

Remember: Never leave your device unattended while it's charging!

Pittsburgh campus locations include:

  • Alumni Lab
  • Bellefield Lab
  • Benedum Lab
  • Cathedral G25 Mobile Student Computing Lab
  • Cathedral G27 Lab
  • Cathedral G62 Lab
  • David Lawrence Hall (24 Hours)
  • Hillman Library Lab
  • Litchfield Towers Lobby
  • Sutherland Lab
  • University Store on Fifth
  • William Pitt Union

 

 Computer Kiosks Locations

 Pittsburgh Campus Includes:

  • Litchfield Towers (Lobby - 3 kiosks)
  • Lothrop Hall (Lobby - 1 kiosk)
  • O'Hara Student Center (1 kiosk)
  • Posvar Hall (1st Floor - 2 kiosks)
  • Sennott Square (2nd Floor Lobby - 1 kiosk)
  • William Pitt Union Lobby (2 kiosks)

Pitt Printing Locations and Stations around Campus

Pitt Printing enables students to send print jobs from any location to Pitt print stations located in all of the Student Computing Labs and the following locations.* Note that for security reasons, these print stations are only accessible to students living in those residence halls.

  • Alumni Hall (B-40)
  • Amos Hall Lobby *
  • Barco Law Building (ground & 4th floors)
  • Bellefield Hall (314)
  • Benedum Hall (B06)
  • Bouquet Gardens, building (near mailroom) *
  • Brackenridge Hall Lobby *
  • Bridgeside Point 100 (1st floor)
  • Bruce Hall Lobby
  • Cathedral of Learning (G-25, G-27, G-62)
  • Chevron Hall Lobby
  • Crabtree Hall (4th floor)
  • David Lawrence Hall (230)
  • Forbes Craig Apartments (1st floor lounge) *
  • Forbes Hall (1st floor lounge)
  • Forbes Tower (4th floor)
  • Hillman Library (ground, 1st, and 3rd floors)
  • Holland Hall (11th floor lounge) *
  • Information Sciences Building (3rd floor)
  • Langley Hall Lobby
  • Litchfield Towers Lobby
  • Lothrop Hall Lobby *
  • McCormick Hall (Lobby)*
  • Mervis Hall (1st floor)
  • Nordenberg Hall (3rd floor) *
  • O'Hara Student Center (2nd floor)
  • Panther Hall (near mailroom) *
  • Pennsylvania Hall (near mailroom) *
  • Ruskin Hall (near mailroom) *
  • Salk Hall (2nd & 4th floors)
  • Scaife Hall (Falk Library)
  • Sennott Square (2nd floor)
  • Sutherland Hall Lobby
  • University Store on Fifth (main level)
  • Victoria Hall (2nd floor)
  • Wesley W. Posvar Hall (1st & 5th floors)
  • William Pitt Union Lobby