Computer Labs

For any problems or questions regarding the labs, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or  

Printing from a laptop or other mobile device to any lab or classroom printer is now possible only by using vDesk (virtual Desktop).  Once in vDesk, printers which are nearby your physical location will automatically appear as options in the usual printer list for the software you are using.

General Access Labs


Equipment Available


Library 034 17 PCs, Printer Same as Library Hours
Library L-Commons 27 PCs, 5 Macs, 3 Printers Same as Library Hours
McIntyre 324 21 PCs, Projector, Printer 24/7*
Thompson 189 17 PCs, 15 Macs, Printer


Weyerhaeuser 407 16 Work Stations


*Contact Campus Security at 253.879.3311 for access when building is locked.

Available Software

The following software programs and applications are installed on the machines. They can be accessed from the Start menu:

  • Word 2013

Word 2013 is the word processor application in Microsoft Office 2013. Word allows you to create, edit, and view documents.

  • PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint is the presentation application in Microsoft Office 2013. PowerPoint slide presentations can be a useful visual counterpart to lectures and other presentations.

  • Excel 2013

Excel is the spreadsheet application in Microsoft Office 2013. Excel spreadsheets can be used for many things, including organizing, visualizing, and calculating data.

  • Visio 2013

Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics application in Microsoft Office2013. Visio can be used to read and create professional and engaging diagrams and drawings.         

  • SPSS 22

IBM SPSS Statistics is an integrated family of products that addresses the entire analytical process, from planning to data collection to analysis, reporting and deployment.  SPSS 2 offers over a dozen fully integrated modules to choose from.

  • Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader is a PDF viewer. It allows you to create, open, view, and print any PDF file. Foxit Reader is notable for its short load time and small file size, and has been compared favorably to Adobe Reader.

  • OIV

OIV (Offline Image Viewer) is an image viewing software application that is created by, and available through ARTstor. OIV can be used to create presentations which do not require Internet access to view.

  • Turning Point

Turning Point is a software program that can be used for interactive polling in PowerPoint, polling in any application, and self-paced polling. Polling response devices are available for checkout through Media Services.

  • VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG.

Find more software in the "vDesk Applications" folder under the Start menu or by logging into the Virtual Desktop.

Available Web Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Firefox ESR 24.5
  • Chrome Enterprise Version

Residential Labs

The following computer labs are available 24/7 for residents of each respective hall:

  • Anderson/Langdon 113
  • Harrington 217
  • Regester 122
  • Seward 015
  • Schiff 017
  • Smith 017
  • Todd/Phibbs 040
  • Trimble Piano Lounge, 3rd Floor
  • Thomas 481
  • University 212


Computer kiosks in the following locations allow students, faculty, and staff to quickly and easily check email or myPugetSound accounts:

  • Wheelock Student Center
  • Wyatt Hall
  • Howarth Hall
  • Collins Library

Lab Policies

The University has official expectations for the use of campus resources (telephones, email, computer labs, etc.):