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General Access Labs Overview

General Access Computing Labs are for use by all UW-Whitewater students. The lab computers offer access to general-purpose and discipline-specific software running under Windows and Macintosh operating systems, as well as connection to the campus network and the Internet.

UW-Whitewater students use the labs on a first-come, first-serve basis. Lab assistants are on duty at all times to assist in the use of the lab equipment and to answer general types of questions. Also, students can use the online help available with most software applications in order to learn about specific features of a program.

All computers in the labs are connected to the campus network which provides access to software and laser printing. It is recommended that students have a Google Docs account or a USB flashdrive on which to store personal documents. To request a Google Docs account please visit

Lab computers print to our central print release stations. Students are required to login with their NET-ID username and password to release their print jobs. The printout will print to the printer located in front of the release station.

Many discipline or course specific software are available in the General Access Labs for convenience of students. Faculty or departments can make requests for installation of software in the General Access Lab with proof of licenses. Advanced notice is required. Contact the Helpdesk to make the request.

General Access McGraw Computing Labs can be reserved by teaching faculty and staff for occasional class usage. Advanced reservation is required.

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