Various computing and printing labs are located throughout the Sam Fox School.

Whitaker Learning Lab

Located on the ground floor of the Kemper Art Museum, Room 040 (near the Art & Architecture Library), the Whitaker Learning Lab houses the IT Department and functions as the main hub for most printing activity. It is open to students, faculty, and staff across the school.

Hours: 8a-11p (lab monitor on duty)
Hours may be limited during breaks and holidays. Check the front door for changes. You can also sign up to be notified of changes via social media outlets.


  • 19-seat classroom (including teacher), each with a desktop computer system*
  • 9 dual-boot (Apple and Windows) workstations
  • Large-format printing
  • Large-format scanning (Scanning takes priority on connected computers with software.)

*Please contact the administrative teams for short- or long-term classroom reservations. When not being used for classes, it can be used as an auxiliary drop-in lab.

A detailed list of plotters, along with their specs and pricing information can be found here. Pricing information is also posted throughout the facility. You can also find pricing information in your PaperCut account in the “Rates” section.

Custom paper: Before you can use your own paper on a SFS printer, it must be preapproved by someone in IT. If you decide to bypass this step and something happens to the plotter/printer as a result of using your own paper, you will be charged for repairs … not to mention the inconvenience it could cause fellow students. You may opt to provide your own print media. Before doing so, bring a manufacturer description for approval by the IT department staff. We’ll make an instant determination for you. Plotting charges are adjusted, but page printing costs remain the same. Make sure to have the lab monitor or IT staff load and unload your paper.

Large-format scanning is available from 9a–5p and must be prepaid via PaperCut. The cost is $2 per scan. A lab monitor must facilitate the payment process. Present your to IT staff prior to scanning.
Note: Users who are scanning pencil or charcoal drawings must provide their own acetate to cover the scan surface.You will not be allowed to scan without it.

Additional Labs

Steinberg Hall: Two labs are located on the second floor.

  • Room 203 may be used at any time as a drop-in lab.
  • Room 204 is prioritized for scheduled classes, which are posted. If no class is scheduled, the room may be used as a drop-in lab. However, you may be asked to leave if a scheduled class arrives.

The Communication Design Elective Lab is a Mac-based computer lab and is primarily reserved for classes.

The Photo Elective Lab is also primarily reserved for classes.

Bixby Hall: Second Floor
Lewis Center: Third Floor
Each of these labs offer dual-boot computers and printing.

All lab computers have Microsoft Office and a version of Adobe Suite. Windows partitions also have AutoCad, Rhino, and various plugins for 3-D rendering and various digital output.

TAs are available in each lab to assist you with computing and printing questions. The Whitaker lab monitor may also be reached at 935-9290.

For all help requests, please submit a Help Desk ticket.