Computer Labs

Lab Locations & Schedules

IT manages the following labs for class and student use.

Lab Schedule in 25Live SSU Events Calendar

Lab Hours

Fall & Spring Semester Hours
Days Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday - Sunday Holidays
(when campus closed)
Schulz 1014 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 4:30 pm Closed Closed
Schulz 2010 and
Stevenson 2044 & 2055
8 am - 10 pm 8 am - 4:30 pm Closed Closed
24hr lab - Schulz 1058 Open 24 hours, 7 days/week Closed

Printing

All IT Computer Labs are configured to print to the Library's printer system. Print jobs can be sent to the 24-hour lab (Schulz, 1st floor south) or Library Information Commons (Schulz, 1st floor north). See the Library's Computing page for instructions.

Software and Operating Systems

All IT Computer Labs run both Mac OS and Windows, except for Stevenson 2044 which is Windows only. All have the same software listed below, except when an instructor requests a specialized application be installed in one of the labs.

Click to expand and collapse software lists.

System Software:

  • Mac OS X (Snow Leopard 10.6.5)

General Applications:

  • Address Book
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Master Collection
    • Photoshop CS6 Extended
    • Illustrator CS6
    • InDesign® CS6
    • Acrobat® X Pro
    • Flash® Professional CS6
    • Flash Builder® 4.6 Premium Edition
    • Dreamweaver® CS6
    • Fireworks® CS6
    • Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
    • After Effects® CS6
    • Adobe Audition® CS6
    • SpeedGrade™ CS6
    • Prelude™ CS6
    • Encore® CS6
    • Bridge CS6
    • Media Encoder CS6
  • AppleScript
  • Audacity
  • Automator
  • Calculator
  • Celtx
  • Chess
  • Cyberduck
  • DashBoard
  • Dictionary
  • Expose
  • Firefox
  • Flip4Mac
  • Font Book
  • Front Row
  • GarageBand
  • GoogleEarth
  • Google SketchUp 7
  • iCal
  • iChat
  • iDVD
  • Image Capture
  • iMovie HD
  • iMovie
  • iPhoto
  • iSync
  • iText 3.17
  • iTunes
  • iWeb
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • Lec Share Lite
  • Mail
  • Mathematica
  • McAfee Security
  • Microsoft Office 2011:
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Microsoft Word
  • PhotoBooth
  • Preview
  • QuickTime Player
  • Safari
  • Sketchpad
  • Spaces
  • Stickies
  • StuffIt Expander
  • System Preferences
  • TextEdit
  • Text Wrangler
  • Time Machine
  • Utilities
  • VLC
  • Windows Media Player

System Software:

  • Windows XP SP3

General Applications:

  • 7-Zip
  • Acrobat Reader X
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • ARTstor
  • Dev C++
  • Energy 10 v1-8
  • Filezilla
  • Geometer’s Sketchpad
  • Google Earth
  • LecShare
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • Mathematica
  • McAfee Security
  • MicroSoft Office 2010:
    • Access
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Word
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • My IT Lab
  • Quicktime
  • PHStat plugin
  • PuTTY
  • Real Alternative
  • SAS 9.2
  • Silverlight
  • SPSS 21
  • Stata 10
  • VLC

Lab Rules

The IT Computer Labs at Sonoma State University are used both by academic departments for teaching and by students for their course work and research when there are no classes scheduled in the labs. The 24-Hour lab in Schulz is never scheduled for classes. In order to provide SSU students with equitable access to campus computing resources and to insure that the areas provided are reasonably comfortable, have an atmosphere which is suitable for academic work, and contain functioning computer equipment, the following procedures have been adopted and implemented.

Violations of any of these procedures will be referred to the Director of IT for appropriate action, which may include the loss of the privilege to use the university computer labs.


The IT computer labs are for use by currently enrolled Sonoma State University students, faculty and staff members.

No one will be allowed to use a university computer lab unless they are a current SSU student, or a member of the SSU faculty or staff. Authentication is required in the form of logging in with your SSU Seawolf ID. This is the same login and password used for SSU email and PeopleSoft.

The demand for access to workstations in the IT computer labs can be very high and students are sometimes not able to find an available workstation during peak hours.

Workstations that have been abandoned - i.e. items have been left at the station, but no one has been there for more than 20 minutes - will have those items moved to the lab's counter.

Food particles and liquids are serious enemies of sensitive electronic tools such as computers. Anyone with food or a drink in the lab will be asked to keep it in their backpacks, take it out of the lab or place it on specially designated tables. Food must not be consumed at the stations, even if it is kept in your pack. Repeat offenders will be referred to the Director of IT for appropriate action, which may include the loss of the privilege to use the IT computer labs.

The IT computer labs are study areas and lab users are asked to respect other users by keeping noise levels to a minimum. By nature, computer labs are somewhat noisy places because of the equipment they contain and the activity of people who use them. Loud conversations, programs that make noise, iPods, etc. should be kept to a minimum. Audio CDs or applications with audio output may only be used with user-provided head sets.

Games and programs which make loud or constant noise that may disturb other lab users are prohibited in the labs.

Cell phones should be turned off or set to vibrate or silent setting while using the lab. Calls should not be initiated or answered in a lab. Please step into the hallway or outside when using a cell phone.

Modification of hardware and software configurations in the IT computer labs is prohibited. This includes installing software, changing of printers and modification of system software.

Because of security issues, Admin privileges are not allowed for any lab user under any circumstances. If something needs doing that requires administrative access, please contact the Help Desk and a request will be generated and reviewed. This process may take weeks so please submit requests as soon as the need is recognized.

Software license agreements and copyright laws are strictly enforced in all IT computer labs. Copying licensed software from the lab workstation hard disks or file servers is a violation of federal copyright laws and of university policy. Violators of this policy will lose their rights to use all university computing resources.

During any time when the lab is full (80% or more machines in use), and during periods when the labs are very busy (such as midterms and finals weeks) all game playing is prohibited in the IT computer labs.

Games, surfing the Web and non-school email are considered low-priority activities. If people are waiting for a computer and you are not working on school-related work, you may be asked to give up your workstation.

Saving data files created in the lab is the responsibility of the individual user. Files can be saved to the Desktop or Documents folder, but SSU does not guarantee any data left on lab workstations. Users must transfer files before leaving the station. Options include emailing files, or transferring to the user's own disk. IT recommends USB flash (thumb) drives. Zip and floppy disks are not supported in IT computer labs. The lab workstation hard disks are routinely wiped clean during regular maintenance.

All workstations have USB and/or Firewire ports and devices may be connected by a user. Be aware that some of these devices may require additional software and, if so, you will not be able to install it.

Printers are provided in the 24-Hour Lab, located in Schulz 1058 (first floor south), at the cost of 10¢ per page. All IT computer labs print to these printers. Students should consider copying and pasting text from web browsers into a word-processor to reduce the number of pages printed, or save it directly to a disk (File... Save As...).

Students may use their own paper at the same cost if they wish.. Use only laser printer or copy paper - binder paper, onion-skin paper and ink-jet transparencies will jam and potentially damage the printer.

There are on-campus telephones in all of the IT computer labs for use in case of emergency (dial 911) and for calls to the Help Desk. These phones are on-campus ONLY. The use of the IT computer lab phones for lengthy personal conversations is prohibited.

For tech-support please try the Help Desk.


Other Labs:

These labs are not managed by IT and may or may not be reserved for special purposes:

Library Digital Lab (See the Library's Computing page for more info)
A lab with emphasis on graphics & multimedia development (located in Library Teaching Center on the second floor, south wing).
Info Commons - Schulz Library
Same hours as Library
Computer Science Department Labs
Primarily for Computer Science (CS) students and classes.
Geographical Information Systems
GIS and mapping applications.