Quick Start

Available to: Students, Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Departments, IT Professionals

Cost: In most cases there is no charge for use.

IS&T designed and maintains a number of computer labs, both physical and virtual, including the University’s primary PC lab in the BU Common @ Mugar and the Linux Virtual Lab. Many schools and colleges also provide local computing resources designed to meet specific needs.


Labs provide convenient access to reliable computing resources and common software applications. They may offer access to applications required in certain areas of study or packages that you might need occasionally but not often enough to justify their purchase. Labs also provide an opportunity to learn about applications you might otherwise never have a chance to try.

Key Features

  • Convenient locations, most with printing, some with scanning resources
  • Support staff to answer questions
  • A variety of standard and specialized software
  • Specialized departmental labs in some schools and colleges

What to Expect

Hours of availability vary by location. Please see the BU Common @ Mugar and departmental labs pages.


Current BU login name and Kerberos password

Getting Started