Computer Labs

ESF has over 200 computers available in computer labs and common spaces at multiple campuses as well as a virtual lab that that is available 24/7 and accessible remotely. Instructions for connecting to the virtual lab can be found at

At the Syracuse campus there is an open computer lab in Baker and on the main floor of Moon Library. The Baker computer labs are open the same hours as the Help Desk. Current hours are on and posted outside of the Baker 317 Help Desk. The main floor of Moon Library is open during library hours which can be found at

To find information about the computer labs that also double as classrooms visit   If you are looking to reserve a computer lab, reservations for lab spaces are currently handled through the Registrar's Office and can be viewed online at

What You Need to Know Before Using a Computer

  All public PCs at ESF require users to login using their ESFiD username and password; when asked, enter this information to gain access to public computing resources at ESF.

•  All public PCs are regularly erased, including user files. Do note store your data on the computers. Store files in OneDrive. For large files that get used with specialized programs (GIS, CAD, etc.), it is recommended that you download or move the file from OneDrive to the computer's desktop or C drive prior to working. Once you have finished working, move the files back into OneDrive.

ESF Students also have access to Syracuse University Computer Labs. More information about SU's computer labs can be found at

List of software available

The list of software below is representative of what is installed in public labs and on teaching station computers. Departmental and specialized computer labs will be different.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Adobe Creative Cloud 2022
Aquaveo Hydraulic Toolbox 5 Win
ArcGIS 10 Win
ArcGIS Pro 3 Win
Autodesk AEC Collection 2022
Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 2020
Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 202
Bluebeam ReVu eXtreme 2020
ChemBio3D Ultra 21.0 Win
Chemstations ChemCAD
ESRI CityEngine 2021 Win
FileZilla 3 Win
GIMP 2 Win
Google Chrome
Google Earth 7
HY-8 MFC Application
i-Tree Hydro 6 Win
IBM SPSS Statistics Premium 28 Win
Internet Explorer 11
isee STELLA 10.0
iTree Eco
iTree Storm
iTree Streets
Lumion 12 Win
MATLAB 2021a Win
Maxon CINEMA 4D Broadcast R25 Win
Microsoft 365 Apps
Microsoft Project 2019 Professional
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express Edition
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Visio
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019
Minitab 21
NirCmd 2
Notepad ++
PTC Mathcad Prime 6
Qt Designer 5
R Statistical Computing 4
Rhinoceros 7
SAS Base SAS 9
SAS Enterprise Guide 8
SAS Studio 1
SuperPro/EnviroPro Designer
Trimble Sketchup 2022
VideoLAN VLC Player 3


Microsoft Office Suite 2019
Adobe Reader DC
Adobe Acrobat Professional DC
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