Service Summary

Computer labs offer the university community access to computing resources and a variety of software in support of learning, teaching, and research. Labs have printers through the pay-for-print (PFP) network available.

Key Features

Computers in the labs have the following standard software load:

Operating System:

  • Windows 10


  • 7-Zip
  • Acrobat Reader
  • ArcGIS 10.4
  • Google Chrome
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 24
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • MatLab R2018a
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2016
  • Java Development Kit - JDK 10
  • jGRASP
  • Kaltura
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Notepad++
  • Respondus 4
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • SAS 9.4
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • VideoLAN VLC Player
  • Wolfram Mathematica 11

If you require software that is not loaded on the computers in the open labs or a specialized lab environment, there are a variety of other lab options, including the STAR Lab, the Collaborative Learning Hub (CLUB), and the Virtual Computing Lab.

Faculty members requiring a computer classroom for a class should visit for information about ad-hoc scheduling for a class session.

Getting This Service

Open computer labs are located on each campus.

Fairfax Campus

  • Johnson Center, Room 342
  • Innovation Hall, Room 301

Arlington Campus

  • Van Metre Building, Room 211

Science and Technology Campus

  • Katherine G. Johnson Hall, Room 250


This service is available during normal instructional hours while regular classes are in session.

24 Hour Computer Lab Operating Periods

During final exams, ITS extends the normal computer lab hours in the Johnson Center in order to meet the academic needs of the growing university community. The Johnson Center computer lab will be open 24 hours a day for the final exam period during the fall and spring semesters.


All users of the George Mason University network must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.

Additional Information

  • Arlington Classroom Campus Support: 703–993–8226
  • Fairfax Classroom Campus Support: 703–993–3446
  • Science and Technology Campus Classroom Support: 703–993–8499