Computer Lab

Computer Lab

The Bernie Newcombe Digital Commons is a 100-seat computer lab located on the second floor of Austin Hall and open to any current OSU student and faculty. This lab includes four graphic design stations with 22-inch Wacom Cintiq tablets for design students. 

Remote Lab Access:

Lab Hours:

Fall, winter, and spring terms:

  • Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

NOTE: Hours may vary before and after university holidays. We are closed during each break between terms. Hours are subject to change at any time.

Summer term:

  • Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.


The Austin Hall computer lab offers printing services through BeaverPrint.  Both color and black and white are available as well as 11x17 printing.  The prices are as follows: 

Black & White Single-Sided $.07/sheet
Black & White Double-Sided $.09/sheet
Color Single-Sided  $.25/sheet
Color Double-Sided $.40/sheet

Large-format printing is also available in Austin Hall.  Prints can be made up to 36” wide and as long as needed.  Both plain and heavyweight-coated paper is available.  Prices are as follows:

Plain paper Black & White or Color $0.25/sq. ft. printed
Heavyweight-coated Black & White or Color $1.25/sq. ft. printed

Lab Software

Austin Hall, all computers:

  • Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Access 2013
  • MS Project 2013
  • Visio 2013
  • Creative Cloud 2015
  • 7 Zip

Austin Hall Design Program computers:

  • AutoCAD 2016
  • Revit 2016
  • AutoCAD Architecture + Elumtools
  • Sketchup Pro 2016
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2015
  • Optitex 15

Austin Hall:

  • Palisade Decision Suite
  • Visual Studio 2015
  • 2014 MS SQL Server MGMT Studio
  • ACL
  • Dynamics Database
  • SPSS Statistics 22
  • SPSS Modeler 17
  • Notepad++
  • Statgraphics
  • Curl
  • gnuplot
  • Rapid Miner
  • Tableau 9.1
  • Statgraphics
  • ITS Secure Test Delivery Browser
  • Acrobat Reader DC
  • Lightside
  • Weka 3.6
  • Putty SSH


Statgraphics is available for all OSU students and employees with an ONID account at

An activation code for Statgraphics can be obtained at after downloading and installing the software. Be sure to use your ONID email address for the online form to work.

Contact Information:

Helpdesk hours

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How to Get Help

If you are interested in reserving a lab for academic use, reservations can be made online or via email Carrie Stampe.

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