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Information Technology

Reserving a Lab for Classroom Use

Computer labs located in the Upper Level and third floor of the Healey Library are available to reserve for classroom use during the following fall and spring hours:

Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

The blue, white, gold, purple, Mac A, and Mac C labs are available for classroom reservations. There is a new online reservation system, Bookit  that you can view online to see the labs which are available for reservation.  Log in to Bookit with your email username and password to view the schedule.  Within 48 hours after login you will be approved as an account owner. As an owner, can submit your own lab reservations online. The scheduler will review your reservation request(s) and contact you via email to confirm your reservation.  Once your reservation is confirmed, it can be viewed in the Bookit online schedule.  The process for deleting a Bookit reservation is the same as making a reservation.  After you edit or delete your reservation, you will receive  an email confirmation of the changes.  If you wish to request specific software for installation in your lab, or If you wish to reserve a mobile laptop or iPad cart, please use the    lab reservation form in addition to Bookit.

**The green lab is now the "Decision Making Research Lab" scheduled exclusively by the Economics Department during afternoons. Morning slots may be made available. Contact: T:  617.287.6950 or via email at Michael.Carr@umb.edu

** The Taylor labs are scheduled exclusively by CPCS and the Navitas Group. Contact: Regine.Paul@umb.edu.  T: 617.287.7381 

Reservation Timeline Policies

  • Reserve labs one week prior to need to allow for proper scheduling and availability posting. 
  • The University of Massachusetts Boston academic programs lasting the entire semester get first priority, followed by short term reservations (i.e., for one day or one month only). Grant funded programs not directly related to the students enrolled in the university meeting the deadline will be processed next. Any reservations regardless of program status received after the deadline are filled on availability and first-come first-served basis.
  • Verify that the software you need is available in the computer labs. Information about classroom and public labs, hardware and software resources, lab reservation usage policies, reservation procedures and deadlines can be found here.

Software Installation Policy

  • In the event that the software required for your lab is not on the software installation images for fall 2015, contact computerlabs@umb.edu.

  • Provide information concerning licenses of software you or the university own that you wish to be installed on the networks or hard drives for the appropriate number of stations in the lab. The computer labs operations manager retains a copy of the license agreement on file.

  • You are required to test the functionality of your additional non-listed software prior to bringing your class to the lab because you and technical staff are familiar with criteria for performance of software not in the computer lab portfolio. You will be notified by a technician about a time to test your software.

  • Installation of non-listed software in standard labs may take up to three weeks after the semester starts and the computer lab images have been finalized depending on licensing and imaging restraints.

  • If you intend to use software installed during a previous semester on the networks or hard drives, you must call to verify that the software is still available by contacting  computerlabs@umb.edu.

Confirmations, Cancellations, and Changes  Policies

  • Cancellations of confirmed reservations require three-day advance notification by:

    • emailing computerlabs@umb.edu so that we can offer the lab to other faculty and staff.

    • editing or deleting your reservation in Bookit  if  it was made in the online computer lab scheduler

  • As courtesy to IT staff and faculty, please change an original reservation as early as possible by resubmitting the online form with additional edits.