Scheduling for Events
Reservations for computer labs and technology classrooms should be made using the MSU Room Scheduling System.
While we cannot guarantee that the lab will be available when your request is received (a request may be pending), you can prevent most conflicts by checking the schedules before submitting a request.
Official computer lab schedules (confirmed reservations) are updated and posted daily. These schedules include reservations for at least the next year.
Individuals or groups without an MSU NetID or events other than an MSU course must submit a Computer Use & Printing for Events Request Form to be able to use computers or printing.
These requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the requested date of use. It is to your advantage to request the dates as early as possible. All requests are subject to availability.
We provide at least as many chairs as there are computers in each labs. (See computer lab hours and floor plans.)
If you need more chairs, you can:
- Provide your own,
- Contact people you know in the building, or
- Contact Infrastructure Planning and Facilities to make arrangements.
We also suggest that you visit a lab before requesting additional chairs, as some labs do not have enough space to accommodate extra chairs for each computer workstation.
Note: Due to fire codes, there are limits as to how many people can be in a room at one time. Labs that have only one entrance/exit can have a maximum of 49 people including the instructor.
Rates & Fees
There are some fees to use MSU computer labs. The usage fee is waived for MSU courses and training sessions for MSU faculty, staff, and students.
Computer Lab Usage Rate
- Base rate: $85 per lab requested for a time between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Off-hours base rate: $127.50 per lab requested nights and weekends
- Recurring fee: $4 per computer in requested lab
On-Site Technician Support
Technicians are available for set up or instruction.
- Base rate: $85 per hour
- Off-hours base rate: $127.50 per hour
Visitor Laser Print Setup
- Setup rate: $40 per lab requested
- Black-and-white per-print costs: $.05 per page
Note: All fee services are not listed above and some prices may vary. Campus departments may get some fee reductions.
It is important that all users have an activated MSU NetID. Valid IDs are required for access to software and university resources.
If your group includes non-MSU affiliated users, please call (517) 432-6200 or submit this online form to let us know so we can make arrangements for “visitor” access to your location. Once enabled, the visitor login provides non-MSU participants access to all software for the duration of the class.
Visitors may log in to the system beginning 15 minutes before and up to 15 minutes after the reserved event time. Visitors should log in using computerlabs\visitor as the username and visitor as the password.
Note: Visitor access doesn’t provide online storage space or access to some MSU-owned or licensed resources.