Arts Faculty Computer Lab

The Arts Faculty Computer Lab (AFC Lab) provides access to computing resources and a variety of software in support of teaching, learning, research and creative endeavours at the University of Calgary.



Our lab is open for use by all University of Calgary students, staff, faculty and alumni with a valid university IT account. The lab operates on behalf of the Faculty of Arts and is located in the basement of the Social Sciences building, rooms 018 and 020.

The lab features 112 PC and  24 Mac computer workstations, running both Windows and Apple operating systems. The lab is also setup with full printing capability in both black and color at sizes up to 11"x17".


Location: Social Sciences Building Room 018
Phone: (403) 220-5406

After Hours Contact:
(403) 615-0563 (emergency only)


University of Calgary
Attn: Jason Reid
Social Sciences 1324
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 1N4

Lab Inquiries

Barbara von Wolzogen
Social Sciences 1326
Phone: (403) 220-6104
Fax: (403) 282-8606


These hours are subject to change without notice. When the lab is closed on weekends, holidays or after hours, access is still available by card or remote access. 

January 9 - April 9

  1. Days

    Mon/ Fri
    Sat – Sun

  2. Hours

    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Remote or card access only
    Remote or card access only

May 6 - June 17

  1. Days

    Mon - Thur
    Fri – Sun

  2. Hours

    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Remote or card access only
    Remote or card access only

June 24 - August 6

  1. Days

    Mon/ Wed
    Tues/ Thur
    Fri – Sun

  2. Hours

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Remote or card access only
    Remote or card access only

September 6 - December 7

  1. Days

    Mon/ Thur
    Sat – Sun

  2. Hours

    8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Remote or card access only
    Remote or card access only

All exam breaks

  1. Days

    Mon - Fri
    Sat - Sun

  2. Hours

    Remote or card access only


The AFC Lab is available for class bookings to all UCalgary academic staff. Faculty of Arts bookings have priority over non-Arts requests. All requests are on a first come/first served basis. If you have any questions on reserving the lab please contact Barb von Wolzogen at 403-220-6104 or by email at


Check the reservations to see if the dates and times you wish to schedule are available.

View room schedules


Please note the capacity of each of the sections prior to booking.

Section 1 - 27 PC's Section 2 - 41 PC's Section 3 - 44 PC's Section 4 - 24 Macs



To reserve the lab you will need to login using your UCalgary email address and password.

AFC Lab reservation form


You will receive an automatic email acknowledging the reservation request. The reservation can be edited or deleted prior to approval. Once the reservation has been confirmed, only the reservation's dates can be deleted.


  1. TOEFL

    Longman iBT Prep 2.0

  1. Audio-Video

    VLC Media Player 3.0.11

  2. Adobe

    Adobe Acrobat 2023
    Adobe Creative Cloud 2024

    • After Effects 
    • Bridge 
    • Dreamweaver 
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Light Room Classic
    • Media Encoder
    • Photoshop
    • Premiere Pro
    • XD
  3. Internet

    FileZilla FTP Client 3.65
    Google Chrome 
    Mozilla Firefox v121.0.1
    Microsoft Edge 122.0.2365.52
    Microsoft Teams
    PuTTY 0.78
    WinSCP 6.1.1
    VMWare Horizon Agent 8.7.1
    Zoom 5.17.31859

  4. Math-Stats

    IBM SPSS Amos v27.0.0.0
    IBM SPSS v29.0.0.0
    MPlus v7.4
    NVivo 14
    QGIS 3.34.3
    R v4.3.2
    R Studio v2023.09.1
    Stata 18

  5. Microsoft Office 365

    Microsoft Access 
    Microsoft Excel 
    Microsoft One Note
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Microsoft Publisher
    Microsoft Word

  6. Programming

    Markdow Pad 2  
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.85.2 
    Notepad ++ 8.8.5 
    Python 3.8.7

  7. Tools

    7-zip 22.0.1
    Mendeley Desktop 1.19.6


  1. Adobe

    Adobe Acrobat DC    
    Adobe Creative Cloud 2023   

    • Bridge 
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Light Room 
    • Photoshop
    • Premiere Pro
  2. Math/Statistics

    IBM SPSS 29.0.0
    R 3.6.1

  3. Internet

    Google Chrome 
    Mozilla Firefox 188.0.1

  4. Microsoft Office 2019

    Microsoft Excel
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Microsoft Project Gallery
    Microsoft Word

Printing prices

The prices for printing letter (8.5x11), legal (8.5x14) or tabloid (11x17) in the Arts Faculty Computer Lab are as follows:

Black and white

Single sided — $0.08 per page
Double sided – $0.16 per page


Single sided — $0.20 per page
Double sided – $0.40 per page

Prices effective Sept. 6, 2016. Payment can be made using UniCard.

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