Residence Halls Open Computer Labs
Boca Raton Campus

There are six (6) Open Computer Labs located at each of the different residence halls of the Boca Raton campus. These labs are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. This computer lab contains Windows computers, as well as a pay-per-print system. All the computers are connected to the campus network and have full access to the Internet.

These Open Computer Labs are only available to the corresponding FAU residence hall residents, so that they can complete class assignments, conduct research, and perform any other FAU-related academic work.

For more information about any of these Open Computer Labs, please contact Glen Campbell, Associate Director of Instructional Technologies, at 561-236-1101.

Hardware Available & Lab Layout

Each residence hall Open Computer Lab contains one multifunction laser printer machine.

Resident Hall Room # Qty. PC Type OS Memory
Glades Park Tower 108 8 Dell Optiplex 5250 Windows 10 8GB
Heritage Park Tower 118 10 Dell Optiplex 5250 Windows 10 8GB
Indian River Towers 111 10 Dell Optiplex 5250 Windows 10 8GB
Innovation Village 126 7 Dell Optiplex 5250 Windows 10 8GB
Parliament Hall 120 7 Dell Optiplex 5250 Windows 10 8GB
Village Apartments 112B 4 Dell Optiplex 5250 Windows 10 8GB

Software Available

Microsoft Office 2019

  • Access 2019
  • Excel 2019
  • InfoPath 2019
  • Word 2019
  • Publisher 2019
  • PowerPoint 2019
  • OneNote 2019

Business Software

  • SQLPlus
  • Oracle

Education Software

  • Inspiration 8

Math Software

  • Matlab

Programming Software

  • Java SDK
  • NetBeans

Statistics Software

  • Minitab 20
  • SPSS 28

Miscellaneous Software

  • Citrix Workspace
  • Alertus
  • Audacity
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Filezilla FTP Client
  • SSH Secure FTP Client
  • VLC Media Player
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • Java
  • Respondus LockDown Browser
  • PuTTY

Printing in the Computer Center Open Computer Lab

Every residence hall Open Computer Lab is equipped with a pay-for-print system. This printing solution allows students to print from anywhere, and from almost any device. Students can add funds to their Owl Card Printing Account and use these funds on all copiers and printers. 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 campus printer.

The "release stations" require user authentication, by swiping an Owl Card or entering a FAU NET ID to release and collect sensitive documents. The printing system allow students to print wireless 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.

Printing Costs

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

FAU Printing Services