Facilities & Services
Computer Center Facilities & Services
The Computer Center includes one large open-access lab, three computer classrooms, three small-group workrooms and a small group classroom. All computers in the Computer Center have a set of standard software installed. Additional course-specific software is available on selected computers.
The area right outside of the computer center has a multi-function device (MFD). This device will allow you to scan and send (email) documents as well as copy. Print jobs sent to the campus print queue can also be released on this device. Scan your ID card to access the MFD.
Open Access Lab – RC109B
RC 109B has Windows and Macintosh computers available for walk-in use by students. A color laser printer and two black/white laser printers are available for use. There is one scanner available.
Computer Classrooms – RC 110, RC 111 & RC 109G
- RC 110 has 30 computers.
- RC 111 has 18 computers and classroom tables.
- RC 109G has 20 computers and classroom tables.
These rooms are available for walk-in use when not reserved for classes.
Small group workrooms – RC 109C, RC109E, RC109F
Each workroom has one computer and space for up to six people to work on a computer project. RC 109C has a large monitor and some adaptive technology software installed on the computer. The small group workrooms can be reserved by instructors for class use. When the rooms are not reserved, they are available for walk-in use.
Small group classroom – RC109D
RC 109D has four computers at tables. The room is available for walk-in use when it is not reserved for the Communication Resource Center or classes.
Computer Center Front Desk - 414-382-6336
Help Desk - 414-382-6700 available by third-party support 24/7 including holidays.
Other Computer Locations
In addition to the Computer Center, students have access to computer resources in a variety of other campus locations.
Christopher Hall (CH) 302 has been added as another open-access lab with 13 computers. Hours for this lab are different than the Computer Center hours.
The Library has computers available in the main reference room and in the FO 245 classroom.
The Media Hub Lab has Windows and Macintosh computers available for walk-in use during Media Hub open hours.
Computer classrooms contain computers for student use during class.
Residence hall computer labs are available in both Austin Hall (AU 074) and Clare Hall (CL 312). AU 074 has six PCs. CL 312 has four PCs. These labs provide 24-hour computer access for Alverno's resident students only. In addition, all residence hall rooms are wired for connection to the campus network.
Wireless access is available in Austin Hall residence rooms and shared spaces on each floor. Wireless is also available in the 1st floor south hallway, formal lounge, guest rooms and apartment. Other shared spaces have limited coverage. Clare Hall wireless access is available in the entire building. Coverage in the basement of Clare Hall is only available near the classrooms.
A variety of other discipline-specific labs and departments also provide computers for student use during classes, labs and study sessions. These include the Assessment Center, the Career Lab, Disability Services, the Daniel M. Soref Science & Mathematics Resource Center, Natural Science labs, and the Music Technology studio.
Computer Center Policies
Alverno students, faculty and staff may use the computers during Computer Center Hours. Alumna may use the Computer Center when it is open AND when the Read Center is not locked. Computer Center hours are available on the Alverno website; copies are also available in the Computer Center. All Computer Center users are responsible for reading and following the policies outlined in the Alverno College Technology Use Policies.
Computer Center computers are available for use on a first-come first-served basis. When demand is high, the following groups will have priority, in the order listed:
- Classes and workshops which have been scheduled with Technology Services staff.
- Alverno students and faculty completing coursework which requires work on a specific computer.
- Alverno students, faculty and staff doing Alverno-related work.
- Alverno students, faculty, staff, and alumnae doing personal work.
Community members registered for college-sponsored classes may use computers during Computer Center Hours for the duration of their enrollment, when computers are available.
Children of Alverno students, faculty and staff are only allowed in the Computer Center with the supervision of an Alverno parent or guardian. Children (pre-school through high school) may use computers when computers are available. The adult must be seated next to the child at all times. If a child becomes loud or disturbs others, the adult and child will be asked to leave. The parent or guardian is responsible for the safety and well-being of the child.
Other community members (including spouses, friends, or relatives of Alverno students, faculty, or staff) may use computers only with special permission from the Director of Technology Services on a short-term basis and when computers are available. Computer Center patrons may be required to provide valid Alverno identification to the lab assistant on duty to obtain access to a computer.
- Each registered student receives a 400-page printing balance at the beginning of each semester. Additional pages may be purchased if needed. Unused pages are not refunded or transferred at the end of the semester. Instead, students receive another 400 free pages at the start of the next semester.
- Only Computer Center paper may be used in our printers.
- Computer Center users are expected to maintain a good working environment (clean and moderately quiet) in the Computer Center
- Food is not allowed in the Computer Center. Beverages are allowed in spill-proof containers only.
- Cell phones must be turned off or set on vibrate; if Computer Center users must take a call, they are expected to leave the lab to talk.
Software and Copyright
- Computer equipment in the Computer Center may not be used for duplicating copyrighted materials.
Questions about Computer Center policies may be directed to Cathy Herrmann, Director of Technology Services.
Revised /approved by Technology Steering Committee on June 8, 2023