Main Open Computer Lab | Davie Campus

Main Open Computer Lab | 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.

For more information about the Davie Campus Main Open Computer Lab, please contact Tanya Thomas , Academic Computer Labs Manager, at 954-236-1202.

Hours of Operations

The Main Open Computer Lab hours of operations are as follows:

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

Hardware Available

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

Software Available & Lab Layout

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

Windows Software Packages Mac Software Packages Computer Lab Layout
  • MS-Office 2016
    (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud CC 2019
    (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Browsers: IE, Chrome, & FireFox
  • VLC player
  • SPSS 25 & 26 (Amos 25 & 26)
  • Lockdown Browser
  • Fusion, Zoom Text, & Jaws
  • Autodesk Suite
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Flashplayer
  • Adobe Shockwave
  • Aleks
  • Alertus
  • Citrix Receiver
  • CMAP Tools
  • Italc
  • Silver Light
  • Vulkan Run Time Libraries
  • Realtek
  • One Drive
  • Java 8
  • VLeader
  • MS-Office 2016
    (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud CC 2019
    (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Browsers: Safari & Chrome
  • Final Cut Pro 10.4.3
  • Autodesk (Maya 2019 & Mudbox 2019)
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Alertus
  • Quicktime Player
Main Open Computer Lab | Davie Campus

Printing in the Davie Main Open Computer Lab

Main Open Computer Lab | Davie Campus

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, 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:

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



 Last Modified 8/12/19