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Computer Labs Not Managed by UIT

Available to All (UH) | Limited Access

The lab information below reflects the Spring 2022 calendar.

Department of Biology and Biochemistry
Located in room 402 Houston Science Center, this lab is open from Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. For more information call 713-743-9976.

Genetics and Biology Computing Lab
Located in the Science Building, (room 106 Science Teaching Laboratory - STL) this lab is open from Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. when it's not open then it's being used for a class. For more information call 713-743-9976.


Available to All Students, Faculty and Staff

M.D. Anderson Library Computer Centers


For Spring 2022, the computer labs at MD Anderson Library will have a total of 400 seats available. The Academic Research Center (North Lab) will have 273 seats; the Learning Commons (South Lab) will have 127 seats available. Both workstations and spaces for personal laptop use will be available in the labs.

The Library computer labs offer research databases for scholarly information and software packages including productivity, numerical analysis, and digital multimedia programs. Research databases are accessible outside the Library and off-campus using a valid CougarNet Account. Software can also be accessed remotely using VMWare Horizon Client or through a web portal and require a valid Cougarnet account. Respondus monitor/webcams are located in both computer labs: 22 PC’s in the North computer lab, 6 MAC’s in the South computer lab.

Users may visit the Library Hours page for all UH Libraries hours. Assistance on any of the software offered is available on an as-needed basis from the Support Desk in the Academic Research Center (or remotely via a consultation process). For more information, please call 713-743-3412 or the Service Desk at 713-743-1050 (option 2). Please visit the UH Libraries Contact page for remote assistance options.

Color and black-and-white printing is also available in the labs. Users may print from library computers, or from their personal laptop or mobile device. A print credit (equivalent to approximately 500 pages (b/w)) is added to active Cougar Cards at the start of each semester. Additional printing is charged to Cougar Card Shastabucks accounts.

Limited Access Labs

Bauer Labs (RICS)
Located in Melcher Hall, Lab 272 is located on the second floor next to Starbucks. Due to COVID-19 the lab is now only allowing 8 students at a time. Lab hours have changed and Bauer Lab will now open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Reopen at 1 pm to 5:00PM Monday-Friday. Consulting is available during lab hours. This lab has many software packages available, including statistical packages. Contact Bauer Help Desk at 713-743-4871.
Available To: Business Students

Center for Information Technology in Education

Located in room 300 Farish Hall. The lab has standard and specialized software for educational coursework. The fall/spring lab hours will be Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM and Friday and Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact the CITE lab at 713-743-9833 for more information.
Available To: Students currently enrolled in College of Education classes
Capacity: 140 students

Justin Dart, Jr. Students Accessibility Center
The Justin Dart, Jr. Student Accessibility Center, lab will re-open in the fall/spring, 2021 semester. The hours will be Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This lab has standard and adaptive hardware and software. For more information call 713-743-5400, or email
Available To: Students who are registered with the Students Accessibility Center.

Communications Technology Center (CTC)
Located in room 234 Communications, the summer lab hours are from Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM and Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. For more information call 713-743-5328.
Available To: Communication Students
Capacity: 24 students

Architecture and Design (CoAD) Computer Lab
The Architecture and Design (CoAD) Computer Lab offers a variety of programs on the windows platform allowing students to create drawings, BIM models, parametric models and solid models. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8AM to 9PM. Software can also be accessed remotely by following provided guide at CoAD Students team > Computer Lab channel; requires a valid CougarNet account. For more information, please visit our CoAD Computer Lab website.
Available To: Architecture Majors and Students enrolled in CoAD classes

Computer Science Computer Lab
Located in rooms 533 and 376 of Phillip Guthrie Hoffman Hall (PGH), these labs have a variety of software for computer science courses.

  • PGH 533: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sat-Sun 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • PGH 376: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. when labs/recitations are not scheduled

Contact the Department of Computer Science for additional information.

Available To: Computer Science Students

Engineering Computing Center
Located in room W129 Engineering Building D3, this lab is open Mon-Fri from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Sat & Sun 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM for the fall/spring semesters. The ECC provides a variety of engineering software. For more information call 713-743-4241.
Website: Engineering Computing Center site
Available To: Engineering Students

History Computer Lab
Located in room 528 Agnes Arnold Hall, this lab is open Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 713-743-3084.
Available To: History Students

Honors Center
Located in room 210 M.D. Anderson Library, the lab hours for fall/spring are from Mon - Thurs 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the lab hours for summer are from Mon - Frid 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 713-743-9010.
Available To: Honors Students

Language Commons (formerly Language Acquisition Center)
Located in room 217 Agnes Arnold Hall, as part of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), the Language Commons (LC) is a student and faculty support unit for the Department of Hispanic Studies (HS) and Department of Modern and Classical Languages (MCL) and provides interactive tutorials, word processing capabilities, dictionaries, and Internet access for the study of world languages, literatures, and cultures. The LC maintains a comprehensive collection of educational and cultural films and documentaries and software. This lab is open Mon to Thurs from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the fall/ spring semester and summer hours are from Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00pm. For more information call 713-743-3132.
WebsiteLanguage Commons 
Available To: Hispanic Studies and Modern and Classical Languages students

Optometry Computer Lab
Located in room 2219 Optometry, this lab is open Mon-Thu from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m,; Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. For more information call 713-743-1910.
Available To: Optometry Students

Psychology/Statistics Computer Lab
Located in room 203 Heyne Building, the lab hours are Mon - Frid 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information call 713-743-8531.
Available To: Graduate Psychology and Statistics Students

Student Housing and Residential Life Computer Labs
Located in Cyber Lounge E016 University Lofts, room 1007 Cougar Place,  room S104 Cougar Village I, room S101 Cougar Village II, room 112 Moody Towers,  room 1009 The Quad and room 109D Bayou Oaks. These labs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information call 832-842-6093.
Available To: UH Residents

Sociology Data Lab
Located in room 492 PGH (Phillip Guthrie Hoffman Hall), this lab is open 9 AM to 4 PM, M-F and assistance is typically available. This lab has data analysis packages. For questions or concerns, please contact the Sociology Department at 713-743-5619.
Available To: Sociology Students

Social Science Data Lab
Located in room 446 PGH this lab is open 24 hours/day with card access. For more information call 713-743-3890.
Available To: Political Science Graduate Students

Technology Computing Lab
Located in room 116 Technology Building 2, this lab is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. College of Technology students will also be able to access virtual computers from home: For more information call 713-743-4232.
Available To: Technology Students

Veteran Services Lab
Located in room 202 Student Center North, this lab offers free color/black/white laser printing and scanning services. The computer lab seats 9-10 student-veterans, including one that is ADA compliant. Lab hours are Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Friday hours of operation are in effect during summer sessions and semester breaks (Monday - Friday). Fax and phone are also available. For more information call 832-842-5490.
Available To: Student-Veterans and Benefits-Eligible Dependents