The University of San Francisco: Information Technology Services
Desktop Computing

Computer Labs

ITS supports general-purpose computer labs in multiple locations on the San Francisco campus, as well as small labs at each of the regional campuses.

CIT

Cowell Hall

Gleeson Library

Lone Mountain Rossi

Malloy Hall

Parina Lounge Collaboration Lab

Res Hall Computer Pods

Virtual Lab Pilot

Printing

Please read the Computer Lab Policy before using one of the labs.

CIT

Location: School of Education 001/002/010
Lab hours: Mon - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (When not needed for classes)
Lab consultant hours: Same as lab hours
Computers: 22 PCs, 35 Macs (17 Desktops, 18 Macbooks)
Printer: One Pharos Multi-Function printer
Scanners: Five for PCs, two for Macs [ learn more ]

Cowell lab

Cowell Hall

Location: Cowell 214/216
Lab hours: Mon-Sun, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (When not needed for classes)
Lab consultant hours: Same as lab hours
Computers: 21 PCs in each lab
Printers: Two Grayscale in each lab
Scanners: None

Gleeson Library

Location: 1st and 2nd Floors
Lab hours: Same as library hours
Lab consultant hours: At 2nd Floor lab during all open hours
Computers: 12 PCs on 1st Floor, 28 PCs on 2nd Floor
Printers: Two Pharos Multi-Function Printers; one in 1st floor Copy Room - GL 134, one in 2nd floor Periodicals
Scanners: None

Lone Mountain Rossi Wing

Location: LMR B1 (Map)
Lab hours: 24 hours daily, except as follows:
Mon - Friday, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
And when reserved for a class
Lab consultant hours: Lab monitor coverage available upon request
Computers: 40 PCs
Printers: One Grayscale, one Color
Scanners: None

Malloy Hall

Location: Malloy 101/102 (School of Management 1st Floor)
Lab hours: Mon-Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (24/7 for BPS faculty & staff)
Lab consultant hours: Same as lab hours
Computers: 32 PCs
Printer: One Pharos Multi-Function printer
Scanners: None

Parina Lounge Collaboration Lab

Location: University Center 3rd Floor
Lab hours: 24 hours daily
Computers: 12 standing Mac and eight PC workstations and four individual computer rooms each equipped with a Mac desktop and connectivity to a large display. There are also four open-air collaboration pods that offer monitors for laptops to connect to.
Printers: One Pharos Multi-Function Printer

Res Hall Computer Pods

Locations: Hayes-Healy (Informal Lounge), Gillson (Next to Laundry Room), Fromm (Formal Lounge), Phelan (Next to Laundry Room), Pedro Arrupe
Lab hours: 24 hours daily
Computers: six PCs and two Macs in each pod except for Gillson which will have four PCs and two Macs
Printers: One Pharos Multi-Function Printer in Hayes-Healy and Fromm computer pod. one Pharos Multi-Function Printer on 1st floor of Gilson and Phelan.

Online Virtual Lab Pilot

The Online Virtual Lab of USF is based upon Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology. To access the standard USF Windows Lab software, you no longer need to walk into a regular “physical” lab on campus. Instead, you can gain access to the full USF Windows Lab software suite through your own personal computer anywhere so long as you have three things; (1) a current Windows or Apple computer, (2) a high-speed internet connection, and (3) a valid USF computer account.

Note: The Virtual Lab will be available anytime except for Fridays between 8pm and 2am for maintenance.

Lab resources

Printing in Computer Labs

  • To print to a lab printer with Pharos, send your document to the USF Ricoh Secure Print printer and swipe your USF ID card (One Card) at a Pharos-enabled printer. The fee will be deducted from your Dons Dollars balance. For more information on One Card, Please visit the One Card Office website.
  • Grayscale printing costs 6 cents per page, and color printing costs 30 cents per page.

Reserving a Lab

  • To reserve one of the CIT labs: If you wish to reserve a lab for non-academic lectures or trainings, please login to http://ems.usfca.edu/Virtualems for your request. To reserve a lab for academic course, please contact the Program Assistant of your Department.
  • To reserve one of the Cowell labs, the Rossi lab, or the Malloy lab, contact Ashley Conolly in the Registrar's Office at x6672.
  • Gleeson Library lab reservations should be requested through the ITS Help Desk at 415-422-6668 or itshelp@usfca.edu.

Getting Software Installed on Lab Computers

  • To request software installations in Cowell, Gleeson Library, Malloy, Rossi, UC Collaboration Lab, or Res Hall Computer Pods please contact the ITS Help Desk at 422-6668 or at itshelp@usfca.edu.
  • To request software installation in one of the CIT labs, please contact cit@usfca.edu.
  • Request for software installations must be made 2 weeks in advance.
  • Software and licenses must be provided prior to installation.