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Software for Computer Labs and Classrooms

PC computer operating systems are Windows 7, Service pack 1.  Mac computers in computer labs across campus currently support OS X version 10.7.

Macs are located in the following computer labs:

  • Bessey 317
  • Main Library
  • Union 200 Engagement Center

Software applications are available for both Mac and PC systems. Software ranges from web and media development resources to math and statistical applications. Many specialized classroom applications are also available.

Software applications

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

To request a particular application, please fill out the Classroom Software Request online form.

Software requests

Instructors cam make software requests by submitting the Classroom Software Request online form.

If the software you will be using is not already on the lab's server, you must make arrangements no later than three weeks prior to the date you want to use the software in the computer lab.

If the software has never been installed in MSU's computer labs, then three months advance notice is required.

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.

Additional information

There is limited ability to install your own software in computer labs. Systems are restored after you log out or reboot, so any software which requires a system restart may not work correctly.

All systems have USB ports and DVD drives which can be used to install software. Please test the software installation in a computer lab before the day of your event.

It is very important that all users have an activated MSU NetID. Valid IDs are required for access to software and university resources.


Submit questions, make comments, or report problems using the IT Services Classroom Software online form.

You can also report problems by calling the MSU IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 or toll free (844) 678-6200.