Computer Labs

Reserve Time in a Lab

We're protecting the pack! To protect yourself and your fellow students, faculty, and staff, you can use the labs but the number of students in each lab is limited. We've set up a reservation system. Click below to reserve a time in advance to use a lab. Please also review all our safety guidelines before using the labs. Questions? Contact Lab Manager Mike Reynolds at 815-753-2278.

Hours and Policies 

Engineering Building - Spring and Fall

EB 125 Computer Lab - limited to 30 students, please reserve time in the lab at the link above.

Monday - Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
Closed

Still Gym - Spring and Fall

Still Gym 210

Saturday and Sunday
Closed

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Computer Lab Policies

Additional Computer Lab Rules Due to COVID-19

  • Please follow social distancing. Stay where you are seated and do not relocate. If you cannot use the computer you were seated at, ask the lab attendant to move you to another computer.
  • Do not attempt to use computers that are marked as unavailable.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times. If you need to remove your mask, please leave the lab.
  • Use the mouse and keyboard through their protective wrap.
  • At the end of your work session, remove the top protective wrap from the items at your workstation and throw them in the trash.

Violation of any of these rules is cause for removal from the lab.

  • NIU Computer lab policies and NIU E-mail policies also apply to the college computer labs.
  • The printing limit will be announced each semester. Do not exceed the print limit by printing excessive material. Wasteful printing will result in an increase in lab fees.
  • The Internet access is set up for academic development and research.
  • Log out of the computer/workstation if you won't be using it for more than 10 minutes. Do not setup window-based passwords or screen saver passwords to reserve a computer.
  • No computer games allowed in the lab, downloading software without proper authorization will result in loss of account privileges.
  • Do not vandalize computers. Deletion of files or movement of files or leaving files in public directories is considered a severe transgression.
  • All individuals will be responsible for following the CEET and NIU policies dealing with computers, software, e-mail, and the entire range of information technology resources. 

Contact

Software List

Still Hall computer lab will open to all engineering and technology students during regular computer lab hours except when there is a scheduled class.

If you are having computer difficulties, contact Mei Chen at 815-753-9978 or mchen@niu.edu.