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.
For more information about the Davie Campus Main Open Computer Lab, please contact Tanya Thomas , Academic Computer Labs Manager, at 954-236-1202.
The Main Open Computer Lab hours of operations are as follows:
|Monday-Thursday||9 a.m. - 9 p.m.|
|Friday & Saturday||9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
The Main Open Computer Lab contains 3 scanners (1 high resolution scanner), 2 black and white laser printers, 1 color laser printer, 1 color injet printer (Epson Stylus Pro 4900), and 1 color plotter printer (HP DesignJet Z6200).
|Quantity||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||Mojave||16 GB||1 TB||2.8 GHz Intel Core i5|
The following is a list of software packages available in the computer lab.
|Windows Software Packages||Mac Software Packages||Computer Lab Layout|
The Davie 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 printer. The "release stations" require user authentication, by swiping the card or entering the appropiate 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,
|Type of Printing||Cost|
|8.5" x 11" - Black & White||$0.08|
|8.5" x 11" - Color Laser||$0.30|
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:
|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|
|Wide-Format (Epson Stylus Pro 4900) Printer | Type of Paper||Cost|
|Photo Roll 16.5"||$6.10 per linear foot|
|Matte Roll 17"||$5.83 per linear foot|
|Presentation Matte Sheet 8.5x11||$7.90 per sheet|
|Presentation Matte Sheet 13x19||$9.10 per sheet|
|UltraPremium Matte Sheet 13x19||$9.70 per sheet|