Computer Lab Software

MSU IT manages about 45 computer labs and close to 260 technology classrooms across campus accessed by students, faculty, and staff using their MSU NetID. (See the computer lab locations and hours.) Faculty and instructors can request additional software for specific teaching needs.

There are more than 200 applications installed on Mac and PC computers in labs and classrooms. (Read a list of all software applications.)

PC computer operating systems are Windows 7.  Mac computers in computer labs across campus currently support OS X.  Macs are located in Bessey 317, Main Library, and Union 200 Engagement Center.

Specialized classroom applications are available upon request by filling out the Classroom Software Request online form.

Due dates:

  • Spring semester requests: Due on or before October 1.
  • Summer semester requests: Due on or before February 1.
  • Fall semester requests: Due on or before June 1

This service is provided at no cost.

This service is supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with regularly scheduled maintenance periods.

Service requests are acknowledged within 48 hours. When a request is made, an expected fulfillment date is provided and sent to the individual requesting the service.

If the software you will be using is not already present in the list of existing lab software, you must make arrangements no later than three weeks prior to the date you want to use the software in the computer lab.

Please allow more time if special software licensing restriction apply.