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Academic Computing Labs

The mission of the Academic Computing Labs is to nurture the students of Samford University by providing the laboratory environments and technological resources necessary not only to complete assignments but also to cultivate an understanding of and a confidence with the resources available. This mission also includes assisting the faculty as they rely on the laboratories to meet their curricular goals.

To fulfill this mission, Samford University provides seven general access computer labs overseen by the Academic Computing Labs for the academic computing needs of the general student body. Many of the labs also function as classrooms when faculty needs access to computers for instruction. More than 350 computers offer word processing, access to the internet and many applications specific to the various academic programs.

The Academic Computing Labs are staffed by Ernie Gates, computer labs manager, and Chris Roper, night supervisor. More than 20 student workers are employed as lab assistants during the spring and fall semesters to assist patrons, keep labs stocked with supplies and help maintain equipment.

If you have any questions or comments about the labs or would like to report a problem with a computer or software in one of the labs, we’d like to hear from you. Please fill out and submit our online comment form.

The University Library Main Lab is located on the Lower Level of the University Library. The lab phone number is 205-726-2316, which will connect you to the Help Desk.

The current computer labs hours are located here.

Please send any comments or ideas on how we can make this site better for you.
The Academic Computing Lab computers are equipped with the following software:


Microsoft Windows 7 Pro

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Fire Fox
  • Microsoft Forefront Anti-virus
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • ArcGIS
  • Diet Analysis Plus
  • Geometer’s Sketchpad
  • Mathematica
  • Minitab
  • SPSS


Mac OSX Snow Leopard

  • Fire Fox
  • Microsoft Office for Mac
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Mathematica
  • SPSS




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