Open Computer Lab | Davie Campus

The Open Computer Lab (Davie Campus) is located in the third floor of the Liberal Arts (LA) building, room 303.

This computer lab contains 51 Windows and Mac computers, as well as multiple printers. All the computers are connected to the campus network and have full access to the Internet.

This open lab is open to all FAU students, and allows them to complete class assignments, conduct research, and perform any other FAU-related academic work.

Hardware Available

The Open Computer Lab contains 4 scanners, 2 black and white laser printers, 1 color laser printer, and 1 color plotter printer.

QTY. PC Type OS Memory Hard Drive Processor
32 Dell Optiplex 9010 Windows 7 8 GB 250 GB 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5
6 Dell Optiplex 960 Windows 7 4 GB 250 GB 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Dual
3 Dell Optiplex 745 Windows 7 6 GB 80 GB 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Dual
10 iMac (21.5") Mountain Lion 10.8 16 GB 1 TB 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5

Computer Lab Layout

Davie Open Computer Lounge

Software Available

The following is a list of software packages available in the computer lab.

Windows Software Packages


Mac Software Packages

  • MS-Office 2010
    (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6
    (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer, Safari, & FireFox
  • Lockdown Browser
  • Autodesk
  • MS-Expression Web 3
  • Kidspiration
  • Inspiration 8
  • SPSS 21
  • MS-Office 2011
    (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6
    (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Browsers: Safari, Chrome, & FireFox
  • Final Cut
  • Maya 2014

Printing in the Davie Open Computer Lab

The Davie Open Computer Lab is equipped with a pay-for-print system. This printing solution allows students to print from anywhere from almost any device. Students can add funds to their Owl Card Printing Account and use these funds on both copiers and printers that are part of the solution.

The printing system protects confidential documents and slashes the volume of unclaimed printouts. Users queue print jobs to a virtual queue, and then release them for printing on any printer. The "release stations" requires user authentication, by swiping card or entering your FAU NET ID to release and collect sensitive documents.

With this new printing system students can now print wirelessly from laptops, netbooks, iOS, and Android devices with no driver installation or server authentication. Your print jobs will be held until they are released by the student directly from the most convenient printer. For more information, click here.

Type of Printing Cost
8.5" x 11" - Black & White $0.08
8.5" x 11" - Color Laser $0.30
Plotter Printing

The price is determined by the following formula: Cost per Poster = (cost of supplies per sq. ft.) x (square footage of poster) + (operating cost per poster). The operating cost per poster is $7.71. The cost of supplies per sq. ft. depends on the type of paper used:

  • HP Universal Instant Dry Semi-gloss photo paper: $1.05
  • HP Super Heavy Weight + Matte: $1.03
  • HP Scrim Banner: $1.91
  • HP Colorfast Adhesive Vinyl: $2.61
  • HP Everyday Adhesive Matte Polypropylene: $1.36
  • HP Artist Matte Canvas: $2.20

Other Information

The Student Union Computer Lounge is accessible until 10:30 p.m. with the Owl card. For more information about the Davie Campus computer labs, please contact:

JunJie Hu

JunJie Hu
Academic Computer Labs Manager
Office: LA-312
Phone: 954-236-1202
Lab: 954-236-1200

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


 Last Modified 11/8/16