Computer Labs
About the open labs

Daniels Hall rooms 108 and 110 form an "open lab" that is available to students and, subject to certain restrictions, alumni and Elmhurst residents. All other lab rooms are reserved for classes and related lab work.

Systems and software
  • PCs running Windows® 7
  • DVD readers and CD burners
  • Two scanners
  • Two laser printers (monochrome, duplex)
  • Microsoft Office™ 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio® 2010 *
  • Maple *
  • SPSS *
  • Various other software *
* Licensed for academic use only; not for use by visitors.

While in the labs

To improve security and access to the College's network, most public computers and classroom/lab computers will require you to log on to the computer with your Technology Account before use. It is important that you get into the habit of logging out of the computer when you are finished, especially since the Portal has single sign-on capabilities and the integrated access it will provide to all campus systems.
  • For security reasons, you may be asked to show proof that you are an Elmhurst College student. Please have your Jaypass ID card available to display on request.
  • If you bring a snack or drink into the lab (we'd rather you didn't), please leave your workspace in a reasonably clean condition for the next user.
  • Be considerate of other users. When conversing, speak in subdued tones; use your cell phone only in a corridor or lobby; if you listen to a radio or music player (with earphones, of course) while working, please keep the volume turned down.
  • It is advised that you reboot the computer when you have finished to remove any personal data.

  • Please print no more than two copies of each document.
  • The lab does not support color printing or printing on special papers. Do not load envelopes, stationery or legal–size paper in the paper trays. Contact the Central Printing department instead.
  • In the event of a paper jam or other malfunction, ask a student tech for help. Do not attempt to fix the problem yourself.
  • For more information and details regarding the College's new print management system, please check the Printing section.

  • There are two scanning stations in the open labs.
  • In the event of a malfunction, ask a student tech for help. Do not attempt to fix the problem yourself.

Classroom and open lab information
  • Files on local hard drives are erased whenever computers are restarted. Saving to the hard disk is convenient but unwise; if the computer hangs or is restarted for any reason, your files on the hard disk will be lost!
  • To save your work, it is recommended that you email a copy of your file to yourself, use a USB Flash drive, or store your files in online storage (such as Google Docs).
  • Lab computers are pre-configured with the correct user names for logging on to Windows and the network. Passwords are not required for this purpose. Please do NOT change the username, enter a password or cancel out of the logon screens when starting Windows.
  • You'll find shortcuts to most curricular software in the Applications folder on the Windows desktop.
  • Microsoft Office 2003 applications can be opened in the 2007 and 2010 version. Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 applications can be saved as 2003 applications by choosing "Save As" and the selecting the version from the drop down menu "Save As Type."
  • Because many users share the computers in our labs, do not use desktop email software such as Outlook Express in the labs. Use a web browser to access your Elmhurst College email or other personal email accounts.
  • It is advised that you reboot the open lab or classroom lab computer when you have finished to remove any personal data.

Additional troubleshooting

For additional support, please call the the Academic Technology Services at 630-617-3543, or find a student tech in the office located in Daniels Hall, room 107.

Open Labs Hours
Fall/Spring Term hours:
Monday - Thursday

7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday & Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

J-Term/Summer hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday & Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM