College of Design

CDes Computer Labs





Summer Lab Hours


Please note that both the Rapson and McNeal labs will be closed the week of August 14 in order to update the computer software for the fall semester. Additionally, the McNeal lab is being remodeled throughout the month of August and may be in a state of disarray. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Summer hours for both the Rapson and McNeal labs are as follows:


Monday-Friday: 9 am-4 pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed



Important changes to printing/plotting process


To better understand student out-of-pocket printing costs, we are changing our processes to require sign-in when submitting a print job to the lab attendants. Details are available at the lab attendant desks.


Why? This is a new initiative to track how much students are spending out-of-pocket for printing. Your cooperation in this process will help us collect accurate metrics to inform future printing decisions.


Please use this Google Drive folder to upload files for printing/plotting.


To better help us understand your out-of-pocket costs, we encourage you to sign-in at when you use the laser printer.


Purchasing Rhinoceros


Rhino Icon Looking to purchase Rhino? Make an appointment with the lab manager by emailing Greg Lockhart at! Cost is $65 and we can only accept GopherGold.


Reserving the Digital Design Review Equipment


For one-time checkout:


1. Checkout or reserve the machine in person at an open computer lab (Rapson 71 or McNeal 69) by speaking with the lab attendant on duty.




2. Reserve equipment online with this Google Form


For recurring reservations please send an email to


For more information visit the Digital Design Review webpage





General Lab Information
   About the Labs
   Hours and Locations

Lab Resources
   Printing and Plotting
   Hardware and Software
   Software Tutorials
   Lab Reservations
   Digital Design Review




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Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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