Open Labs

Open Labs

The Open Labs are computer labs for homework, study, and general computer use by students, staff and faculty. A current and valid Campus Card ID is required.

The labs offer 100 dual-boot iMacs which run either Mac OS X or Windows 7, bundled with over 20 professional software application including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 Suite, Adobe Lightroom CC, Apple iWork 15, Audacity, Celtx and many more.

Students have equipment access to Epson and SimpleScan flatbed scanners, Color and Black & White printers.

Professional staff and student workers are available to assist with tech and software-related issues. 

Tutors are available in the Learning Studio by appointment. For assistance, please ask the front desk.

Fall and spring semester hours
M-F, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hours may vary during J-Term, summer, and breaks.

Open Computer Labs Office
618 S. Michigan Ave, Suite B03
Chicago, IL 60605
312.369.7028
openlabs@colum.edu

618 S. Michigan

The 618 S Michigan Open Computer Lab features Dual-Boot iMacs, Wifi and contemporary furniture in various arrangements for our students to collaborate on assignments, lounge and to recharge your laptops and other mobile technology devices. Also, available are two HD flat-panel screens in the seating areas, with built-in laptop hookups for display and sharing of digital media and projects.

Location: 

618 South Michigan, Lower Level 

Equipment

  • 38 Dual-Boot iMacs (Mac OS X or Windows 7)
  • 4 Canon Photo Scanners (Scans up to 8.5x11.7)
  • 2 Black & White Laser Jet Printers
  • 1 Color Laser Jet Printer
  • 1 SimpleScan Flatbed Scanner & SimpleScan Document Feeder (Scan, Convert, Save, Send Documents to Email, Mobile Phone, Google Drive, Printers, or USB drive).
33 E. Congress

The 33 East Congress Open Computer Lab features Dual-Boot iMacs, Wifi and contemporary furniture in various arrangements for our students to collaborate on assignments, lounge and to recharge your laptops and other mobile technology devices.

Location:

33 East Congress, 5th Floor

Equipment

  • 20 Dual-Boot iMacs (Mac OS X or Windows 7)
  • 2 Canon Photo Scanners (Scans up to 8.5x11.7)
  • 1 Black & White Laser Jet Printers
  • 1 Color Laser Jet Printer
1104 S Wabash

The 1104 South Wabash Open Computer Lab is located above the Conaway Center, on the 1st Floor. 

Location: 

1104 South Wabash, 1st Floor Mezzanine

Equipment

  • 36 Dual-Boot iMacs (Mac OS X or Windows 7)
  • 4 Canon Photo Scanners (Scans up to 8.5x11.7)
  • 2 Black & White Laser Jet Printers
  • 1 Color Laser Jet Printer
Mac Software

Creativity

Adobe Bridge
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Flash
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InCopy
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Muse
Adobe Photoshop
Audacity
Celtx
Garageband
iDVD
iMovie
iPhoto

Productivity

Adobe Acrobat
Apple Keynote
Apple Numbers
Apple Pages
Filemaker Pro
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft Word

Media Players
Adobe Flash Player
Quicktime Player
VLC Player

Browsers

Apple Safari
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox

Windows Software

Creativity

Adobe Bridge
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Flash
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InCopy
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Muse
Adobe Photoshop
Audacity
Celtx

Productivity

Adobe Acrobat
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Publisher

Media Players

Windows Media Player
Adobe Flash Player
Quicktime Player
Windows Media Player

Browsers

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox

Printing

A Campus Card is required for payment. Visit colum.edu/campuscard to add funds to your Campus Card.

Open Labs has Black & White and Color printing available in all open labs. Black and White printing is $0.10 per page. Color printing is $0.50 per page.