Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
February 2010
Recycling Team Contest


Events Calendar


Graduation Fair Event

Copy Center
Copy Center Blog

Department of Public Safety
Annual Security Officer

Annual DPS Chili Cook Off

Dining Services
Meal Plans for Faculty and Staff

$5 Fridays

2010 VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance) Program

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Tax Form Contact List

MySafeCampus Reporting Process

Green UH
Green Hints

HRMS Updates

Human Resources

HR Communications

ERS Retirement Seminars

UH Retirement Manager

Information Technology
Technology Commons

UIT Hosts Regional Sustainability Meeting Focused on Green Computing

Parking and Transportation
East Parking Garage Opens to UH Faculty and Staff

Policies and Procedures
Approved SAMs
Approved MAPPs

Personnel Changes in UH'S Elevator Shop

Printing and Postal
University of Houston Stationery Receives
a New Look

Property Services
Grand Opening Event for 4902 - Join Us!

Quick Tip: For enrollment services questions, students can call 713/743-1010.

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UIT Computer Lab Services

HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2010 – The Technology Commons, UH’s second largest and most complete computer lab, offers students access to a number of services 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except official UH holidays). In addition to its 144 computers (124 PCs, 20 Macs), the Commons supports dozens of computer kiosks located around campus.

All Tech Commons services are free, with the exception of prints, which run $0.01 per black and white print and $0.20 per color print. Other popular services include headphone checkout, scanning, password resets, assistance with UH Wireless access, and the recently launched laptop checkout program. Fifty Dell laptops are currently available on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 48 hours. These Wi-Fi-equipped laptops have Microsoft Office 2007 and Windows XP preloaded. “Our laptop checkouts have been very well received,” said Alby Rose, Interim Manager of Technology Commons. “We’re averaging over 10 checkouts per day and have had 133 checkouts. We’re seeing a lot of repeat business, which tells us that this service is really popular among our students.”

Attendance at Tech Commons also steadily increased this year to nearly 1,000 each Monday through Thursday, and over 200 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Six full-time and 14 part-time student workers take care of the facility.

The Technology Commons is located in room 58 in the basement of the M.D. Anderson Library, only accessible through the east entrance of the Library adjacent to the University Center. For information about the Technology Commons, please call (713) 743-1570, or visit .

UIT recently published a video highlighting services in the Commons and it is available here.