Technology & Computing Services

Take advantage of our technical resources:

Computer lab

  • Location: Ron Burton Academic Advising Center in Anderson Hall (northeast of Ryan Field)
  • Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., although extended evening hours are available during the school year.

Lab rules:

  • No food or drink is allowed in a lab.
  • Clean up your workspace before you leave, including recycling discarded paper.
  • Students needing computers for academic work take priority over those using computers for recreational use.
  • Headphones must be used when listening to music.
  • All documents must be saved to personal flash drives (not the hard drive).
  • Quit your application according to the (posted) procedures provided.

Laptop lending program

Student-athletes may sign out laptop computers to work on projects when traveling or, in certain cases, in their rooms.

Laptops can be signed out at our office by completing a form. Please see any member of the staff for assistance.

Laptop rules:

  • Priority is given to student-athletes in season and traveling.
  • The maximum checkout period is three days.
  • All documents must be saved to personal flash drives (not the hard drive).
  • All software programs installed on the laptop by the user must be deleted prior to return.
  • Reparation for damage to the laptops or loss thereof is the responsibility of the student-athlete.
  • Student-athletes who check out a laptop must return it directly to a staff member of Academic Services & Student Development by 5 p.m. on the due date. A $5.00 late charge will be assessed for each day past the due date. Failure to return the computer promptly will jeopardize your laptop privileges.

E-mail listserv

The Academic Services & Student Development e-mail listserv is our primary means of communicating information about advance registration advising, university/academic deadlines, employment opportunities, and other news vital to student-athlete success.

To be added or removed from the listserv, e-mail Davon Robb at drobb@northwestern.edu.

Note: It is your responsibility to maintain an active e-mail account and review your messages at least daily.