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Computer Lab Services

OACS maintains 5 open computer labs in the basement level of Lefrak Hall for members of the University of Maryland community. Labs 1, 3, 4, and 5 may be used for instructional purposes (classes, demonstrations, etc.), while Lab 2 is reserved for student use. Lab features are as follows:

  • 20 workstations plus 1 instructor station
  • Overhead LCD projection with sound
  • Video conferencing functionality
  • Whiteboards
  • SmartBoard technology with Airliner functionality
  • Ability to electronically “join” all labs, providing instructional opportunities for up to 80 students at one sitting.
  • Access to BSOS software and the Internet
  • Access to pay-for-print printing (both color and black & white)
  • Dedicated black & white printing in Lab 5

The following applications are loaded onto the lab PCs:

  • Microsoft Office
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Stat Transfer
  • ArcGIS
  • MatLab

There are two computers in Lab 2 that are specifically designed to handle graphics intensive tasks, like image manipulation and scanning. Each computer is connected to a flatbed scanner with document feeder, which allows users to scan hard copy documents and/or photos and convert them to PDF. These computers are self-service and first-come first-serve.

Labs may be reserved for purposes other than official University of Maryland classes, based on availability.  Fees may be charged based on the nature of lab usage.  Please consult the OACS policy document governing computer lab use.

Lab Hours are as follows:

Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday – Thursday:  8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday:  8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday:  9:00am – 5:00pm

Summer and Winter Breaks
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED


Instructors: Reserve a lab

The Office of Academic Computing Services
0221 LeFrak Hall
College Park, MD 20742

OACS follows the University of Maryland Policy on the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources