Student Walk-In Computer Labs
Students have access to computer labs in the West Building Room 145 and in the Consolidated Information Center Room 219. These labs generally are open to walk-ins from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are times when the computer labs may be reserved for classes. Check the weekly schedule posted on the lab door.
- First-come, first-serve basis.
- Be sure to logoff the computer when you finish your work; you don't want another person using your computer account.
- All machines have essentially the same software and operational capabilities.
- All computer restore the hard drives to their original configuration on reboot so store your files on an external storage device such as a thumbdrive or diskette.
- The Lab is a quiet work area so take your conversations out to the hallway.
- No food or drink is allowed in any of the computer labs on campus.
- Please keep the area near the printer tidy and clear.
- All Users Must Read and Abide by the WSU Statement of Appropriate Use of Computing and Network Resources
Students may also access over 2,100 interactive courses online to take training courses in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems and a large number of other courses through the Skillsoft service that is supported by WSU for students, faculty and staff.
Applying for an Account
A WSU Tri-Cities Computer account is required in order to use the Walk-in Computer Lab.
Eligibility for a WSU Tri-Cities Computer Account:
- Current WSU faculty & students only.
Former faculty, staff and students are not eligible.
Public, not affiliated with WSU, are not eligible.
How to get an account:
- Click here to apply for an account online, or if you already have a tricity email account (firstname.lastname@example.org), your user id and password for the mail account will work in the lab.
- If you don't have a tricity email account please complete an account application form. These are available in the Computer Lab, the Student Affairs Office and outside the door of the Computer Center, CIC Room 225. Complete the form and leave at the Computer Center, CIC or at the Copy Center, West Building.
- Pentium 1800 Mhz running Windows XP, 528 MB RAM, 80 GB hard drives, 3.5" floppy drive, CDROM/DVD read/write drives, Ethernet connections, 19" SVGA monitor with 6 MB video adapter
- HP LaserJet printers
- HP document scanner
- Microsoft Office 2003
- Internet Explorer / Netscape
- WSU Online Library Gateway (Griffin)
- Applications often used by students in Nursing courses
- Applications often used by students in EE courses
- Visual C++
- and much more