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To complement the university computer labs, Environmental Conservation has its own undergraduate and graduate computer labs. These are available to ECO classes and students. The following are some useful links to computing on campus:

  • UMail – E-Mail
  • Spire – Course guides and academic account management
  • Spark/Moodle – Learning management system
  • UDrive – Online file storage

Wireless Internet

Wi-Fi is enabled in most areas of Holdsworth Hall. For your convenience, go to the lounge area in the center of the first floor. To log on, find the UMass network (SSID: UMASS or UMASS-SECURE1X) and open your browser. You will then have to enter your OIT login and password.

Undergraduate Computer Lab (Room 302)

  • Access for: ECO classes and students only
  • Workstations: 25
  • Operating System: Windows
  • Laptop access: yes
  • Printer: No
  • Room Schedule

Graduate Computer Lab (Room 332)

  • Access for: ECO graduate students only
  • Workstations: 12
  • Operating System: Windows
  • Laptop access: yes
  • Printer: yes (8.5×11)

BCT Computer Labs (Design Building)

  • BCT shares the computer facilities in the Design Building.

Learning Resources

Atomic Learning provides training on over 110 of the most commonly used software applications, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and many more for either the Mac or PC platform. Connect using:

ESRI education community:


If you need to get academic versions of the software that is installed in our lab, then these links might be of help:

Resources for Instructors

Key request form for university classroom media centers:

You will be notified by email as to when you can get your key, usually the next business day (please note that requests received during the week before and during the first week of classes may take as longer to process, depending on the volume of requests). All keys will be available for pick-up at the receptionist’s desk in the Provost’s Office (362 Whitmore).

IT Committee

The IT committee in Environmental Conservation oversees computer labs and other IT-related issues.

Chair: Alexander Schreyer

Members: Bethany Bradley, Roxann Cormier,  Simi Hoque, Bridget Amulike

Page updated: February 9, 2017