Office of the Provost

Computing Labs and Connectivity for Students

University of Pittsburgh students engaged in research, writing papers, or developing projects and presentations have access to an extensive selection of computing resources. Ethernet ports are available to all 6,000 resident students at the University of Pittsburgh. Nearly 70% of those students choose to attach a PC to their port and use computing resources from their residence hall room. A team of well-trained student analysts provide support for the residence halls through the ResNet program. Many students choose to use campus computing facilities. There are seven general purpose computing labs on the Pittsburgh Campus:

  • Alumni Hall
  • Benedum Hall
  • Cathedral of Learning
  • Hillman Library
  • David Lawrence Hall (24-hour, 7-day facility)
  • Sutherland Hall

Each lab is staffed by student consultants and maintains a mix of Windows, MacIntosh, Linux and UNIX computers, as well as shared scanners and laser printers. Wheelchair-accessible workstations are available at all campus computing labs. Special arrangements can be made on an individual basis for students with physical handicaps and/or learning disabilities through the Office of Disability Resources and Services or at the Adaptive Computing Training Lab, 725 William Pitt Union.

For more information about student computing, contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624- HELP [4357].