SMSU offers hundreds of computers available for students to use in Curriculum-Related Labs and General Access Labs across campus. All lab computers are accessible with a StarID and password.
General Access Labs are equipped with dozens of software programs, plus printers and scanners. Student consultants are available in each lab to answer your questions.
Fall and Spring Semester Hours:
|BA 229/230||Mon - Thur, 7:30am -6:00pm.
Fri, 7:30am - 5:00pm
|CH 102, 104, 126, and 128
(CH 128 is Macintosh)
|Mon - Thur, 7:30am - 6:00pm.
Friday, 7:30am - 5:00pm.
|Library Labs: BA 314, 319||Follows the Library's Hours.
(For more Library hours information, follow this link)
|Academic Commons: IL 224||Mon - Thurs, 9:00am - 9:00pm.
Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
|Commons East and West
(The Commons labs will be
unlocked upon request.)
|Mon - Thurs, 10:00am - 10:00pm.
Friday, 10:00am - 7:00pm.
Saturday, Noon - 4:00pm.
Sunday, 2:00pm - 10:00pm.
(Hours for Summer and Breaks / Holidays will be posted on the lab doors, or on the TRC Helpdesk doors.)
Please Note: The BA labs (including Library) and three of the CH labs will have classes scheduled. There will be a schedule posted outside every lab. CH 104, however, will never have classes in it.
Software available in Labs
All of the computers in all of the labs have Microsoft Office 2016, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The Macintosh computers in CH 128 have Adobe Creative Cloud and Office 2016 on the PC side. If you need to use a specific program, feel free to contact the TRC Helpdesk and ask about it. We may be able to install the program on the machines for you.
Every student has an 1GB S-Drive with their account. Log into the computers in our Computer Labs or Library, open Computer (My Computer) and you will see your personal S-Drive. This should be where you save your documents, because the machines in the labs and library will delete any and all changes you make to the computer once it has rebooted. This includes all documents and settings. Your S-Drive is not located on the actual computer; it is stored on our servers, and therefore your documents saved here will not be deleted.
There are printers in all of the computer labs on campus and the Mini-Lab in Common West. There is a Color Printer is located in CH 104. The mini-lab in Commons West has a printer, but students are required to supply their own paper if they want to print there.
There is a $25 print quota allowance for all students. If you use your quota, more pages may be purchased at the Technology Resource Center. To refill your quota, please contact the TRC Helpdesk. You will be able to purchase more paper in increments of $5.00, using your Mustang Money. If you do not have money on your Mustang Money account, you must go to the Mustang Card Center, located above the Residential Restaurtant on class days between 9 am and 6 pm. You can also add to your Mustang Money account on-line by clicking here. Please note that the on-line deposit option incurs a $1 convenience fee.
If you do not use your initial $25, it will not transfer to the next semester (you will start the next semester with a new $25 quota). However, if you use your initial $25 and purchase additional pages, those purchased pages will transfer to the next semester.
- Black-and-white (one-sided) $0.05
- Color (one-sided) $0.25
Wireless Printing is available on campus, as well. It will not work from the Residence Halls or Foundation Residence Apartments, but it will work in all of the Academic Buildings. To set up your wireless printing, please follow these instructions: