Updated : 21-Apr-2010

On-Campus IT Resources

The University provides computing equipment and access to networks in order to further the academic work of students. Besides the 3 available laboratories equipped with workstations, scanners and printers, our students can bring their own computers and use the Wireless network available on campus.

New Students are encouraged to complete an orientation session before using the available equipment at their disposal. The schedule of the IT orientation session is part of the Orientation packet provided by the Student Life Department.

Location Of Computers On Campus

  • Padre Arrupe Hall Labs: Basement, Room 19; 1st Floor, Room 25
  • San Ignacio Hall Lab: Ground floor, behind reception desk
  • Library reading room: Second floor San Ignacio Hall
  • Padre Rubio Hall: Basement

Computer Labs Opening Hours

During the Spring and Fall semesters, the Labs hours are as follows:

Padre Arrupe Hall Lab
San Ignacio Hall Lab
  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 - 18:00
  • Friday: 9:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • Monday-Friday: 9:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday & Sunday: 15:00-21:00

During the Summer Sessions, the Labs hours are as follows:

Padre Arrupe Hall Lab San Ignacio Hall Lab
  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 - 15:00
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 - 19:00
  • Friday: 9:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday : Closed
  • Sunday: 17:00 - 20:00

These hours are subject to change on holidays. Any changes will be posted in the weekly Billiken News.

Other Resources

  • Laser printers are available in each computer lab, and in the PRH Student Lounge.
  • Scanners are located in San Ignacio Hall and Padre Arrupe Hall.

All lab computers have standard operating software installed on them, including:

  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Internet browsers
  • Other software required for class work

Student Accounts & Personal Folders

To use our computers you need a username and password. Your username is the same that you use for your mySLU account. Your initial password is composed of 'Id' and the last six digits of your banner ID number. You will be asked to change it immediately. If you do not set up a password, your account will be disabled. It should also be noted that although the username and initial password are the same as for your MySLU account, they are unrelated systems, so changing a password on one will not result in it being changed on the other.

To be able to access your files from any of our computers, use your personal folder, also known as the 'Z drive.'

Google Drive: This is included as part of your mySLU services and can be used for additional online storage space.  It can be accessed from your mySLU tools.

Student computer accounts are provisioned at the time of the student orientation session. If you did not register before Orientation Day you will have to request an account from ITS. See the IT FAQ for more information on how to request an account.

Student accounts are removed at the end of each semester and newly created at the beginning of the next semester. Even if you are still enrolled as a Student at Saint Louis University, your account will not be available during the Christmas and Summer holidays.

Printing Facilities and Print Quota

You are assigned your entire printing quota at the beginning of the semester.  It is your responsibility to manage your printing needs for the whole semester.

If your print quota runs out, you may purchase more pages in the Finance Office.

Admission Policy

Access to the laboratory facilities is limited to members of the SLU university community. Students should identify themselves on entering by showing a current SLU-Madrid Campus Identification Card. The student ID card should be kept on display whilst a computer is being used.

Classes are sometimes held in the Padre Arrupe Hall Labs.  Students are generally allowed to use any lab, as long as there are no classes being held at that time. Please check whether there is a class before entering the room, and please leave the room if asked to do so by a professor or a lab coordinator.