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Forsyth 313

Technology Commons

Moore 202

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Open Access Computer Labs

Service Description

We manage and operate two open access computer labs for Western Carolina University students to use to assist them with the completion of class assignments. All computer workstations are networked and provide access to various university network resources, as well as the internet. Standard software is available on all lab computers. 

Lab Hardware

Lab Software

Lab Rules and Policies


  • Forsyth 313
  • Technology Commons


Currently enrolled and prospective Students. 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.

Service Availability

Lab Hours 

IT’s Role

We provide support for all aspects of the Open Access Computer Labs.


The lab at the Technology Commons is staffed with trained Student Technology Assistants to aid students in the use of the computer workstations.

Contact the IT Help Desk
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closed weekends and university holidays
Call: 227-7487 or 866-928-7487 (toll free)
Log in: Online Help Desk/IT Self-Service <
Faculty and Staff
username – wcu\WCU account username
password – WCU account password
username – wcu\Catamount account username
password – your PIN or password

Visit the Technology Commons
On the ground floor of Hunter Library
For walk-up technology assistance for faculty, staff and students
We’re open the same hours as Hunter Library

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Computer Labs

Charge for this Service

No charge


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