University Technology

Computer Labs

There are over 550 computers for student use in computer labs and resource centers across campus. Each computer lab contains networked PC (Windows) and Apple (mac OS) computers.

All computers provide high speed access to the Internet, USB ports, and include the most commonly needed software applications, discipline-specific software, and access to double-sided laser printing.

WIU–Quad Cities also operates its own full-service lab for students on the WIU–Quad Cities campus.

Note that departments also operate some of their own labs which are specific to their discipline and are not maintained or supported by uTech unless requested.

Fall and Spring Hours 

Staffed Labs

uTech staffed computer labs are located in primary campus locations. These labs have trained student personnel on duty to provide technical assistance.

uTech Academic Building Labs

  • Stipes Hall 307  
    • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 9 PM
    • Friday: 7:30 AM - 3 PM
    • Sunday: 1 - 9 PM
  • Horrabin Hall 72/75, Memorial Hall 046, and Morgan Hall 124  
    • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
    • Friday: 7:30 AM - 3 PM

uTech Residence Hall Labs

  • Residence Hall Hours
    • Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 9 PM
    • Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM
    • Saturday: Open 24 hours for residence hall students only (Olson and Thompson)
    • Sunday: 1 PM – 9 PM
  • Locations
    • Lincoln/Washington/Grote Halls (Grote Hall 109)
    • Corbin/Olson Halls (Olson Hall 110) – Open 24 hours for residence hall students
    • Thompson Hall 102 – Open 24 hours for residence hall students
    • Westbrook House – Open 24 hours for residence hall students


Summer Hours

Please see hours posted outside lab


Special Hours (Labs Closed unless listed below)*

  • Finals Week (Fall and Spring) – All labs close at 2 pm Friday and begin break hours
  • Fall Opening Weekend – Stipes 307, Saturday (9 am – 5 pm) and Sunday (1 pm – 5 pm)
  • Labor Day – Residence Hall labs only
  • Thanksgiving Break – All labs close at 4 pm Friday. Resume normal Sunday hours (day before classes resume).
  • Winter Break (December) – See hours posted at lab entrances.
  • Christmas Eve through New Years Day – All labs closed
  • Winter Break (January) – See hours posted at lab entrances.
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday – Residence Hall labs only
  • Abraham Lincoln's Birthday – Residence Hall labs only
  • Spring Break – All labs closed. Resume normal Sunday hours (day before classes resume).
  • Memorial Day – All labs closed
  • July 4th – All labs closed

*Please watch lab postings for maintenance, holiday and break hours in all lab areas. This schedule is subject to change.

Unstaffed Computing Resource Centers (CRCs) – Fall and Spring

CRCs are smaller labs and are distributed across campus in most buildings to provide easy access for students, faculty, and staff. Please note that the CRCs are opened and closed by their managing academic department, and with the exception of the Malpass Library and University Union, are generally open weekdays from 8 am – 4:30 pm, when classes are in session.

    • Brophy Hall 115
    • Browne Hall 107
    • Currens Hall 301
    • Knoblauch Hall 107
    • Malpass Library - 1st floor - Digital Commons
    • Malpass Library - 3rd floor - Open area next to the 3rd floor classroom
    • Multicultural Center 103
    • Sallee Hall 108
    • Stipes Hall 126
    • Union Concourse
    • Waggoner Hall 110

Digital Rec Gaming Lounge

The Digital Rec is a different kind of computer lab. It is available for currently enrolled students to come and play video games and compete with one another. More information can be found at the Digital Rec page located here.