Main Open Computer Lab | LA-303
Davie Campus

The Main Open Computer Lab in the Davie Campus is located on 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 available to all FAU students, and allows them to complete class assignments, conduct research, and perform any other FAU-related academic work.

The Davie Main Open Computer Computer Lab, please contact Tanya Thomas, Academic Computer Labs Manager, at 954-236-1202.

Hours of Operations

Day Time
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Hardware Available & Lab Layout

The Davie Main Open Computer Computer Lab contains:

  • 2 scanners
  • 1 large-format scanner
    (Epson Expression 12000XL)
  • 2 black and white laser printers
  • 1 color laser printer
  • 1 color plotter printer
    (HP DesignJet Z6200)
FAU Davie Main Open Computer Lab
Qty. PC Type OS Memory Hard Drive Processor
39 Dell OptiPlex 7450 Windows 10 16 GB 500 GB 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7
12 Apple iMac Monterey 16 GB 1 TB 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5

Software Available

Windows Software Packages

  • MS-Office 2019/Office 365
    (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • MS-Teams
  • Adobe Creative Cloud CC 2021 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Browsers: IE, Chrome, & FireFox
  • SPSS 28 (Amos 28)
  • GMetrix Skills Management System
  • Lockdown Browser
  • Fusion, Zoom Text, & Jaws
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Autodesk Suite
  • Alertus
  • Citrix Receiver
  • One Drive
  • Java 8
  • Webex
  • VLC player
  • Zoom

Mac Software Packages

  • MS-Office 2019
    (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud CC 2021
    (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Browsers: Safari & Chrome
  • Final Cut Pro 10.4.3
  • Autodesk (Maya 2021 & Mudbox 2021)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Alertus
  • Quicktime Player
  • Webex
  • Zoom

Printing in the Davie Main Open Computer Lab

The Davie Main 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

Plotter Printing

There is an HP DesignJet Z6200 plotter printer located in the Davie Main Open Computer Lab.

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:

FAU Davie Main Open Computer Lab plotter printer
Plotter (HP DesignJet Z6200) Printer | Type of Paper Cost
HP Universal Instant Dry Semi-gloss photo paper $5.58
HP Super Heavy Weight + Matte $5.68
HP Scrim Banner $13.05
HP Colorfast Adhesive Vinyl $14.51
HP Everyday Adhesive Matte Polypropylene $9.38
HP Artist Matte Canvas $10.20