Open Computer Labs

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) maintains 15 Open Computer Labs throughout the Boca Raton, Davie, Jupiter, and Fort Lauderdale campuses. Overall, these spaces have more than 260 computers available to FAU students.

These spaces allow FAU students to complete class assignments, conduct research, and perform any other FAU-related academic work. All computer systems are connected to the campus network, have full access to the Internet, and are equipped with a pay-for-print system.

Number of classrooms by campus location

FAU Campus Number of Rooms
Boca Raton 10
Davie 3
Jupiter 1
Fort Lauderdale 1

Open Computer Lab Policy

As a user, you are expected to abide by basic rules of civility, respect and courtesy while using our facilities. To ensure a pleasant and productive environment for study and research for all users, the following guidelines have been established.

  • Lab access is only for the FAU community (students, faculty, and staff)
  • Users cannot install any software in the PCs. Any stored documents on a PC not belonging to FAU will be deleted.
  • Lab assistants can help you troubleshoot minor problems, for example: logging on systems, ensuring software is working properly, assisting with printing, and establishing FAU e-mail accounts.
  • Lab assistants are not subject-matter experts, and may not be able to help with the how-to of software applications. For further assistance please contact your professor, graduate assistants or a tutor.
  • NO food, drinks, smoking, cell phone use, or children allowed in the computer labs.
  • Patrons will refrain from actions that are not conducive to an academic environment.

Please, be aware that loud, abusive language, or noncompliance with lab rules will be considered grounds for revoking your lab privileges. Lab assistants have the authority to remove a person from the facility. In extreme cases, noncompliance of rules may also result in referral to the Dean of Student Affairs or the University Police. Ignorance of the rules is not an excuse.

Contact Information

For more information about any of these Open Computer Labs, please contact:

  • Boca Raton Campus: Glen Campbell, Associate Director of Instructional Technologies.
  • Davie Campus: Tanya Thomas, Academic Computer Labs Manager.
  • Fort Lauderdale Campus: Joe Sher, Manager of Technical Services & Computer Labs.
  • Jupiter Campus: Mike Hampton, Academic Computer Labs Manager.