Computer Labs

The Division of Information Technology manages and operates two open access labs for Western Carolina University students to use to assist them with the completion of class assignments. The Technology Commons is staffed with trained Student Technology Assistants to aid students in the use of the computer workstations, printing, and scanning. Forsyth 313 is unmanned.

All computer workstations are networked and provide access to various university network resources, as well as the internet. Basic software accessible on all stations include the Microsoft Office 2011/2013 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and FTP applications (both Mac and Windows platforms are supported).

In addition to these standard supported software applications, other curriculum specific software is also available. Information Technology does not provide support for this software. Students using curriculum specific software should contact their professors for support. In addition Technology Commons staff are not trained in all curriculum specific software, but provide a best effort.

The Open Access Student Computer Labs are maintained and supported by Student Technology fees, which are included with each student's tuition. Consequently these spaces are reserved for WCU students.

All Open Access Computer Labs are equipped with security cameras.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact Sara Smith at x7487, or via email at


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