Computer Lab Hours, Locations and Policies

Educational Technology Services maintains several computer labs for general student use or reservation by interested parties. These labs are in Sangren Hall, Kohrman Hall and the Student Recreation Center. Student lab staff are on duty in these lab areas: Sangren Hall 2510 (Monday through Friday) and Kohrman Hall 2310 (Sunday through Friday). All labs are closed during break.

Hours and locations

LocationSemesterMonday to ThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
2310 Sangren
Computers: 27
Reserve lab
Fall and spring 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Summer Closed Closed Closed Closed
2320 Sangren
Computers: 27
Reserve lab
Fall and spring 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Summer Closed Closed Closed Closed
2330 Sangren
Computers: 27
Reserve lab
Fall and spring 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Summer Closed Closed Closed Closed
2510 Sangren
Computers: 50
Fall and spring 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Summer Closed Closed Closed Closed
2308 Kohrman
Computers: 27
Reserve lab
Fall and spring 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Summer Closed Closed Closed Closed
2314 Kohrman
Computers: 27
Reserve lab
Fall and spring 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Summer Closed Closed Closed Closed
3011 SRC
Computers: 25
Reserve lab

Fall and spring 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Summer Closed Closed Closed Closed
2314 Kohrman is reserved exclusively for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences students.

Lab use

To use computer labs you must:

  1. Be currently enrolled at Western Michigan University or currently employed faculty or staff.
  2. Have your Western Michigan University ID with you.

Lab policy

When using computer labs you must comply with these rules. If you do not, you will be issued a warning. If you still do not comply, you may be asked to leave and you may lose your lab privileges. You may also incur monetary charges to your WMU account.

  • No food or beverages of any kind allowed.
  • Do not abuse the hardware, software or lab personnel.
  • Do not change any system, software or hardware settings or connections.
  • Only use your own authorized computer accounts and do not use other people's computer accounts.
  • Do not leave your computer for more than 15 minutes and be aware that if you do, it may be checked out to another user.
  • Follow all rules, regulations and guidelines set forth in the WMU Student Code of Conduct and abide by all guidelines for ethical use of computers.
  • Be courteous to those around you and maintain a library-like atmosphere.
  • Do not put your own paper in any lab printer.
  • Recycle any waste paper and clean up your work area before leaving.

Software install policy

Individuals or departments who desire to have software modified or installed in computer labs must abide by the following guidelines and procedures.

  • Requests must be initiated by the department chair who will then refer the request to ETS. Depending on the request, the software may need to go through the University's product review process. If you are unsure about this, contact Scott Centilli.
  • ETS must be notified of all modifications and installations by June 1.
  • The software media and serial numbers must be delivered to ETS by July 1. Include all documentation verifying correct and legal number of licenses to be installed covering all the computers in the particular lab. 
  • All software installed must have permanent licenses or be licensed making it legal to be present until the following summer.
  • ETS will not install “demo” software that has limited time functionality and will cease operation during a semester.
  • Any software modification or installation requests failing to meet the above criteria are not guaranteed to be accommodated. Work outside these parameters will be completed at the discretion of ETS, depending on other commitments, projects, and lab availability.