Instructional Computer Facilities

About Instructional Computer Facilities

Instructional Computer Facilities offer UC Berkeley instructors as well as campus and local groups computer classrooms that can be scheduled for a semester or as needed for computer/software-based instruction and workshops.

The Instructional Computer Facilities are specialized teaching and learning spaces in support of computer-based coursework, training, workshop,  or group collaboration. Depending upon availability, our Instructional Facilities can be reserved for short-term or semester-long use.

These facilities are appropriate for:

  • A class that requires the use of specific software for lab or coursework

  • Departmental training programs

  • Campus-affiliated groups with a need for a computing and collaboration space

We also offer a Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) solution. A VCL allows faculty to provide students in a class with 24/7 remote access to software applications needed for coursework. Examples of software applications typically provided in this virtual mode include general-purpose statistical software packages such as Stata, SPSS, and R Studio. The VCL can also support more intensive software such as COMSOL and ArcGIS Pro. For more information about VCL, please view our information page

Who can reserve a computer facility?

UC Berkeley Academic courses

  • Must have a Course Control Number
  • DeCals included

UC Berkeley staff training

  • Attendees must be UC Berkeley Staff or Faculty

Departmentally sponsored events

Individuals and outside organization events

  • Considered on a case by case basis

How do you reserve a computer facility?

After reading the above policy that applies to your group, you must complete the following to schedule a reservation:

  1. Read our reservation Rates and Policies.
  2. Select your preferred computer facility location based on available days and times (see below).
  3. Make a reservation using our Reservation Request Form.
  4. Provide to us any specialized software that you have requested to use on media with installation instructions and proof of licensing at least three weeks before the first reservation.
  5. Test login, software, and settings one week before the first reservation.

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