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

Summer 2022 Hours

Rapson Hall & McNeal Hall

Both Computer Labs are open by appointment only over the summer. Please reach out to Interim IT Director Miles de Klerk to schedule an appointment.

Contact Us

Miles de Klerk
Technology Coordinator

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? Contact Sarah Gleason. 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.