UBCO Computer Labs – Hardware and Software

Hardware & Software:

  • Computer labs are arranged by tier, with Tier 1 labs being general-use classrooms, bookable through the campus academic scheduling process and equipment life cycling funded through IT Services. Tier 2 and lower are department-specific, restricted for booking and equipment life cycling the responsibility of the department.
  • Computer labs vary in size from 16 stations up to 41 stations.
  • Evolving hardware and software requirements for computer labs must be socialized as soon as possible as capital planning is cyclic and hardware upgrades are planned on a multi-year cycle.
  • All computer labs come pre-loaded with basic software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Individual labs may also have a variety of other specific software installed to meet instructional needs, through a request process by the programs or courses scheduled to use the specific space.  A list of available software is provided below.
  • If you would like to request that software be updated in particular lab, new software be installed, please see our Computer Labs – Software Requests page.
  • If you would like to request changes to the hardware in a computer lab, please submit a ticket to the UBC Self-Service Portal for assistance.


  • Tier 1 spaces for teaching requirements are booked through the academic scheduling process facilitated by Enrolment Services.
  • Single event bookings are possible after the academic scheduling process has completed.
  • To book a specific computer lab, please see the Details section (Bookable field) on each computer lab page.
  • If you are unsure as to which lab would meet your technical requirements, please submit a Request Access to IT Service in the UBC Self-Service Portal

Tier 1* Computer Lab List

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Software List

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