Computing Labs

Public Computing Labs

General computing labs are located in the following locations:

  • Buntrock Commons Fireside Lounge
  • Buntrock Commons Pause
  • Christiansen Hall of Music Library
  • Holland Hall 205
  • Holland Hall 407
  • Regents Hall of Natural Sciences Library
  • Rolvaag Library 115 (Den)
  • Rolvaag Library 329/330 *
  • Rolvaag Library 560
  • Rolvaag Library stacks (scattered around)

* Scanners are available for use in the Rolvaag 329/330 labs. Computers attached to scanners also have Adobe Photoshop Elements installed for image editing and manipulation.

Residence Halls and Honor/Language Houses

Every residence hall has one or more computing rooms with both Macintoshes and PC’s or computers that will boot into either Windows or MacOS. Each Honor/Language House has a PC.

E-Mail Stations

E-mail stations can be found at several locations on campus. These stations are equipped with web browser software for quick access to gmail.stolaf.edu and other web-based e-mail programs. Stations are located in:

  • Administration Building (outside the Registrar’s Office)
  • Buntrock Commons (Pause)
  • Christiansen Hall of Music (main floor foyer and upper floor foyer)
  • Dittmann Center (main floor foyer and upper floor foyer)
  • Regents Hall of Natural Sciences (near the elevator on floors 2, 3, and 4)
  • Rolvaag Library (foyer)
  • Skifter Hall (foyer)
  • Skoglund/Tostrud (foyer connecting the two buildings)

Software Installed

All St. Olaf Macintosh and PC computers in general and residential labs have the following software:

  • MacOS X.X (Mac) or Windows 7 (PC) as the operating system of the computer
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access (PC-only)) for word processing, spreadsheet creation/analysis, electronic presentations, and database management
  • Foreign language support is installed which allows for different language input and viewing within various applications
  • Firefox and Chrome for Web browsing and e-mail access when using gmail.stolaf.edu
  • EndNote for bibliography management
  • CD/DVD-burning software for document backups
  • VLC Media Player
  • iLife (iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand, iDVD, and iWeb) on Macs

Departmental and some public labs may have more specialized software installed depending on who is the primary user-group of the lab and its proximity to a specific department. For instance, several economics packages are installed in the lab in Holland Hall 205 and Dreamweaver and Photoshop Elements is installed in the labs in Rolvaag Library 329/330.