Student FAQ



Audio Visual equipment is available for loan at the Audio Visual Department located on the first floor of Gaige (113E). Equipment available includes projectors for projects, cameras, camcorders, and other various equipment. Equipment such as cameras and camcorders can be picked up and dropped off at the Audio Visual Department. Equipment such as televisions, projectors, VCRs, DVD players, and speakers for projects must be requested by the instructor 24 hours in advance.

Please contact the Helpdesk at 401-456-8803 for additional information.


There is a copier in Horace Mann Tech Center for student use. To use the copier, a student must add money to their RIC ID card at the library or at Campus Card. There is a copy machine in the library as well.


If you are having problems connecting to the network with either your desktop computer or your laptop, please visit Apogee/ResNet located in the basement of Weber Hall or contact them at x8743.


The restrooms are located on the lower level of Horace Mann Tech Center. An elevator is located right outside the entrance of the Technology Center. It is also accessible by taking the outside stairs, reentering the building, and the bathrooms are located on the right just under below a second set of stairs.


Horace Mann Tech Center hours

Whipple 102 hours

Hours of operation are posted on the front door of both Horace Mann and Whipple. Please note the hours of operation will change throughout the fall, spring, summer, and intercessions. The labs close 15 minutes prior to the hour, so be sure to plan your work accordingly. For your convenience, the lab assistants will make students aware of the closing time by giving a 30 minute, 15 minute, 5 minute, and final closing announcement.


Can I bring food and drinks to the lab?

No, but we have a table near the front door where you can put drinks.

Can I use a cell-phone in the lab?

No, there is no cell-phone use allowed in the lab. If you have an emergency call, you can take your call outside the lab.


Horace Mann Tech Center

The restrooms are located on the lower level of Horace Mann Tech Center. Instead of using the outside doors, students may now use the exit at the front right of the lab and walk down 2 flights of stairs to access the bathrooms.

Whipple 102

To get to the Men's Room from Whipple 102 take a left outside the lab and it is located just before the exit on the left side. For the Women's Room, take a right outside the lab and it will be located on the right side.


Students enrolled at Rhode Island College can borrow a laptop computer at no cost for use in the Adams Library only. To borrow a laptop a student must show their RIC ID to the reserve desk at the library. Laptops can only be borrowed for three hours. For more information regarding borrowing a laptop go to


Guidelines for access to the Multimedia Workstations:

  1. Students must be enrolled in a multimedia course.
  2. There is a 2-hour limit for the use of the workstations during busy times.
  3. Students must provide their RIC ID card and professor's name in order to gain access to the multimedia workstations. (Note: The Lab Assistant will log student's name on the computer.
  4. Students must return all equipment in order to get their RIC ID card back.

Workstations can be reserved for a 2 hour period and can be reserved days in advance. Remember to book reservations early especially during exam week because there are only a limited number of work stations. To reserve a work station call 401-456-8886 for Horace Mann and 401-456-9613 for Whipple.

Note: It is the students responsibility to learn how to use the multimedia stations and the installed software. USS student workers are not necessarily trained to use them.


Does the computer lab have scanner?

Whipple 102 has one flatbed scanner and one scansnap scanner. Both are plugged into a PC.

Horace Mann Tech Center has 2 flatbed scanners and one scansnap scanner. The scansnap scanner is plugged into a PC. One flatbed scanner is plugged into a PC and the other is plugged into a Mac.

In the Horace Mann Tech Center, you will find the scansnap scanner connected to the first computer in row 1. This scanner allows you to scan multiple single and double-sided documents. You can scan the documents to different formats such as PDF.


All Horace Mann classrooms are located on the first level of Horace Mann Tech Center. They are accessible by taking the outside stairs, reentering the building, and taking one of the three hallways on the left. The first hallway contains classrooms Horace Mann 180 - 183. The second hallway contains classrooms 185 - 190 and the last hallway contains classrooms 191 - 193. There are two handicap accessible elevators located in Horace Mann. The first is just across from the entrance to Horace Mann Tech Center and the second one is located on the right side in-between the second and third hallways.

What happens if I go over 250 free pages (printing)?

It will show up on your next semester bill.