Computer Labs

Summer 2018 Lab News

Summer Hours

Starting May 14, the Rapson and McNeal labs will have summer hours as follows:

Rapson Hall: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

McNeal Hall: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Appointments can also be made for McNeal between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday-Friday by emailing Greg Lockhart, glockhar@umn.edu.

Lab Updates

We made changes to the labs over summer 2017 to improve the student lab experience:

  • The McNeal 69 lab was remodeled to offer an expanded space with the computers in the back room and work space with additional cutting tables in the front room. We also replaced all iMacs and the textile printer with new models.
  • All lab computers in both Rapson and McNeal were upgraded to the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • We have revised our cost tracking process starting in the Fall 2017 semester. Students will no longer be required to sign in for print jobs, but will be required to provide the class for which they are printing to the lab attendant managing the print job.
  • The technology that was previously located in McNeal Hall 308 has been relocated to the McNeal 69 computer lab.

Reserving the Digital Design Review (DDR) Equipment

We revised our DDR processes and updated our DDR computers over the summer to better meet the needs of the College. Visit the Digital Design Review webpage for more information, including checkout processes for DDR equipment.

Purchasing Rhinoceros

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