SOIS Computer Lab General Information 

At SOIS, one of the central areas of emphasis is the pursuit of Information Technology (IT) and defining the fundamentals that comprise that area. One of the principle ways in which we achieve this is through a "hands-on" approach, where students are given access to computers and various forms of IT systems in a lab setting. Such access provides students with an opportunity to accumulate experience with a variety of systems, software, and environments. In the labs, students can use networked PCs that are capable of demonstrating and performing various online information services, including the Internet, bibliographic references, and a comprehensive network of CD-ROMs. The SOIS IT labs are equipped with over 30 Pentium-level microcomputers, with a spectrum of peripherals (image setters, scanners, digital video cameras, CD-ROM recorders, mass storage devices, etc.) for use in such areas as multimedia imaging,desktop publishing, online services, and automation.

The General labs are available all hours the building is open.

SOIS "Drop-In" Student Lounges

SOIS offers open student lounges in NWQ-B 2455 and 3455 which our students are free to use for their courses. These lounges are equipped with high-end Dell OptiPlex 9020 workstations which include:
  • Intel Core i7 CPU
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM
  • Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)
  • 24" Flat Panel Monitors
  • SOIS Lab Software Suite (Click here for more information)
  • *The lounges are located in public areas and cannot be reserved for events.

1990 & 1885

SOIS offers a dedicated classroom computer lab in Bolton 289. This lab includes high-end Dell OptiPlex 990 workstations which include:
  • Intel Core i5 CPU
  • 16GB DDR2 RAM
  • 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)
  • 24" Touchscreen Monitors
  • SOIS Lab Software Suite (Click here for more information)
  • *This lab is also equipped with a mounted SMART Board and instructor station

Free Printing @ SOIS & Location

We offer free color printing to SOIS faculty, staff, and students.
  • Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD students are limited to 250 pages each semester they are enrolled in one or more SOIS courses.
  • Faculty and Staff have unmetered printing quotas
  • Printers located in the 2nd & 3rd floor lounges
  • Print quotas do not rollover
  • Quotas can be checked on

Pages are worth $0.10 cents each, so everyone will start with a balance of $25. It is not possible to purchase more pages after a quota is reached.

Computer User Policy for SOIS Computer Labs
"Computer usage and Internet access are valuable resources intended for the pursuit of academic endeavors. Non-academic use of the computers is not allowed, especially usage that demands bandwidth like streaming video or audio. Users who do not comply with these policies will be asked to leave the labs. Unauthorized downloading could cause legal complications for the user, the school and the university." Approved: November 21, 2003

For questions regarding the SOIS IT Labs, please contact:
SOIS Tech Support
Phone: 414-229-5275