Technology for students

Campus computing resources for students

UW Bothell students have access to a range of computing resources across campus, regardless of their major. The information below provides links for how to access and learn more about what computing resources are available to students.

Student laptop and WiFi hotspot checkout

The Student Technology Fee (STF) Committee has approved the purchase of Windows operating system laptops and hotspots.

Open Learning Lab

The Open Learning Lab (OLL) is the only dedicated drop-in computer lab at UWB. It is open to all students, regardless of major. OLL Student tutors offer in-person support and assistance with digital media software and campus eLearning tools.

  • To learn more about how to access this lab virtually, as well as virtual tutoring support, visit the Open Learning Lab webpage.

Virtual lab

This temporary emergency service has been extended in a limited capacity through December 2021. As we transition this service, we anticipate it to become available fall quarter 2021. This allows students to Remote Desktop from any off-campus computer to on-campus UW Bothell computers. By connecting to our computers, students will have access to software needed for coursework that they may not have at home. To access the virtual lab, visit the Remote Computer Access for UWB Students webpage.


There are nearly 100 student-funded computer workstations in the Library for use by UW and Cascadia College students, staff, and faculty for academic purposes. These workstations provide access to databases and online resources licensed by the University of Washington Libraries, Microsoft Office software, email and internet access. The Library also has some laptops for checkout


The UW Bothell Makerspace is a creative environment located on the first floor of Discovery Hall. The Makerspace is a free resource for students, faculty, and staff and is equipped with tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, a vinyl cutter, sewing machines and more.

Program specific computing resources

There are computing resources available to students within specific programs or courses. Below you can find a table of those resources, where you can find them, who can access, and a link to any specialized resources.

This is a table of program specific computing resources available on the UW Bothell campus. You must be in specific programs or courses to access these specific resources.

Computer lab nameLocationLab access available toAvailable specialized resources
Computing & Software Systems (CSS) LabUW1-310Students within the CSS programList of software available in the CSS Computing lab
DH-264Students within the Engineering programList of specialized resources – coming soon
Digital Media LabUW2-121Students working on digital media projectsSpecialized resources available in the Digital Media Lab
Program specific computing resources and locations table


Contact UW Bothell Information Technology for questions about these lab spaces at