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-Thursday 7:30am-11:00pm
Friday 7:30am-8:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-8:00pm

    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
    • Access
    • MS Project
    • Visio
    • 7 Zip

    Austin Hall Design Program computers:

    • AutoCAD
    • Revit
    • AutoCAD Architecture + Elumtools
    • Sketchup Pro
    • Optitex

    Austin Hall:

    • LINGO
    • Palisade Decision Suite
    • Visual Studio
    • MS SQL Server MGMT Studio
    • ACL
    • Dynamics Database
    • SPSS Statistics
    • SPSS Modeler
    • Notepad++
    • Statgraphics
    • Curl
    • gnuplot
    • Rapid Miner
    • Tableau
    • Statgraphics
    • ITS Secure Test Delivery Browser
    • Acrobat Reader DC
    • Lightside
    • Weka
    • 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.

    More information: