The Technology Learning Centers are nine computer labs and four mini labs conveniently placed in various Residence Halls on campus. Our computers contain a variety of software from Microsoft Office to the Adobe Creative Suite.
Take advantage of 24/7 access to our technology-rich study spaces that are great places to work on group projects or to use specialty resources for individual work. UWNet wireless connections are available in the TLCs and other public areas.
The Housing TLC labs offer wireless printing as an easy way for students to print to TLC printers from their laptops and computers. Residents must be connected to UWNet (wired or wireless) for printing to work. All printing must be paid for in the labs with a Wiscard or GoPrint account; black and white copies are $0.07 a page, and color copies are $0.60 a page. Note: Summer B&W printing is free and residential Housing guests do not need a Wiscard or GoPrint account.
Learn how to print wirelessly:
We offer free three-day checkouts of digital cameras, laptops, video cameras, and projectors for residents. You can find a live equipment availability map on the InfoLabs website.
If this is your first time in the center, please look over our lab policies below.
TLCs are accessible 24 hours a day by residents using their Wiscard. Note: Summer access is with residential e-keys.
- Barnard Residence Hall, first floor lounge (mini lab)
- Chadbourne Residence Hall, Room B22
- Davis Residence Hall, first floor lounge (mini lab)
- Dejope Residence Hall, Room 1112
- Kronshage Residence Hall, Conover Basement
- Merit Residence Hall, first floor lounge (mini lab)
- Ogg Residence Hall, Room 1226
- Phillips Residence Hall, Room 214
- Sellery Residence Hall, Room 12
- Smith Residence Hall, Room 1202
- Tripp/Adams Residence Halls, Tripp Gatehouse (mini lab)
- Waters Residence Hall, Room 3413
- Witte Residence Hall, Room 101
Phone calls may be directed to the Housing IT Help Desk at 608-265-2717.
All centers contain computers running Windows and computers running Mac OS. Available software includes the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite. Specific information and numbers for each center are available at the InfoLabs website. Additionally, all centers offer black and white printing along with scanning. Dejope, Kronshage, Ogg, Sellery, and Witte also have color printing. Residents may also check out laptops, digital cameras, and projectors free from the Hall Desks where the TLCs are located.
Equipment checkout is for three days and is done on a first come first serve basis. You must be a University Housing resident to check out equipment, and can only check out equipment from your hall desk. Two forms of Photo ID are required to check out equipment.
You can find a live equipment availability map on the InfoLabs website.
Equipment checkout will resume at the beginning of the spring semester. Visit the desk website for hours.
Make sure to return equipment on time, as there is a late fee of $20 charged each day that the equipment is overdue. Late fees can be paid on the InfoLabs website.
Equipment Available for Checkout
All TLCs have digital cameras for checkout. They include memory cards and batteries, and a USB for downloading pictures to a computer.
All TLCs have Apple laptops running both Windows and Mac OS X. Software on these machines includes Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader, web browsers, and CD burning utilities.
All TLCs have Viewsonic, Panasonic, or Casio projectors available for checkout with VGA (computer) cable and power cable.
Entrance to the TLCs
You must be a resident, conference guest, or employee of University Housing to use a Technology Learning Center.
The Technology Learning Centers are quiet study areas, so please keep noise to a minimum. Silence your cell phone, and take all phone calls outside.
Food and Drink
Food and Beverages are allowed in the TLC centers. However, please be careful with the location of your food in relation to the computer equipment, and throw away all garbage in the proper receptacles.
Temporary file storage is available on the network Public Storage (Windows 7 only), which can be accessed by all TLC computers. The public storage drive and computer desktops are cleared weekly. Recommended storage should be to “external drives” such as USB thumb-drives.
Printers may be accessed by any computer in the lab. All printing must be paid for with your Wiscard. All printing charges are handled through the campus Pay for Print Management System (GoPrint). Use your Wiscard Campus Cash or Housing account to pay for printing.
Black and white copies are $0.07 a page, and color copies are $0.60 a page.
If you ever need to request a refund on printing due to a problem, submit a printing refund request with DoIT.
Appropriate Computer Use
Computers are available on a first-come-first-served basis, with priority to those using the machines for academic purposes.
Public display of materials demeaning to persons of a particular gender, race, creed, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation is harassment subject to disciplinary action by the Dean of Students Office and expulsion from the TLC. Pornography is also strictly prohibited.
TLC computers must be used in accordance with the standards set in the UW-Madison Network Usage Policy.