Computer Labs

About the Computer Labs

students working on computers in a lab

The College of Design has multiple computer labs and classrooms in both Rapson Hall on the Minneapolis campus and McNeal Hall on the St. Paul campus. The labs offer hardware capable of handling graphics-intensive design work and specialized design software.

The combined locations provide students with access to high-quality color printers and plotters, a large format scanner, flatbed scanners, and a textile printer. For digital design review (DDR) purposes, the labs have a mobile setup that can be checked out by faculty and instructors. 

Hours & Locations

Fall 2021 Semester Hours

The Computer Labs are currently short-staffed and, as a result, Computer Lab hours will vary for the next few weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to remedy the situation as soon as possible.

For the most recent hours visit our College of Design technical resources document

Labs are closed on University holidays.

Contact Us

Greg Lockhart
Academic Technology Resources Coordinator

Samuel Reed
Lead Photography Technician

For user support issues, please contact the University's central IT unit at 612-301-4357 or


Rapson Hall Lab

Rooms 33 & 71

Purchase Rhinoceros

Looking to purchase Rhino? Make an appointment with the lab manager by emailing Greg Lockhart. The cost is $72, and we can only accept GopherGold.


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Computer Lab Usage

The College of Design's computer labs are shared spaces to be used responsibly. All lab users are expected to read, understand and comply with the Computer Lab Usage Policy.

Lab Software Change

College departments or instructors may request new software or software upgrades for the computer labs. The Software Change Policy outlines collegiate policy as it pertains to these requests.