Computer Lab: Main Level, Room 294 

The McFarland Student Union's computer lab is located on the main floor in room 294 down the hall from the Bear's Den, and offers computers with print capability as well as access to the Adobe and Microsoft Office programs students need to complete class and leisure work.

Building Wide Internet Connections: 

Throughout the building, particularly in the Bear's Den, lounges, and conference spaces, there are numerous communication outlets with data connections for web access. If you have a laptop with an Ethernet card installed, simply plug into the green data outlet and start surfing. It is that simple! Near the communication outlets you can find electrical outlets, to plug in your laptop, charge your cell phone or other electronic devices.

Wireless Network:

The Student Union also has dozens of wireless access points to make connecting to Wi-Fi fast, reliable, and easy. With your KU login you can access the Bearnet wireless network within the building.

Audiovisual Technologies:

In several of our rooms, there are  Extron touch panels that control all audiovisual equipment in the room. With a few simple touches, the user can turn on the projector to show a computer presentation, adjust the volume of the computer sound, and then switch to show a DVD. Other options are available depending on the room. The multimedia lecterns (MML) featured in nearly half the spaces in the MSU incorporate a Windows PC, Blu-ray, and an option to connect a laptop.

Room 116: 

Located on the lower level, the Mini-auditorium/Movie Theater is a 28 seat multi-purpose space for meetings, lectures, and webinars. The space may be reserved through the University's EMS reservation system for Mondays through Fridays 8-10 am and 1-11 pm and anytime on weekends. Request a reservation

Room 305A:

Located on the mezzanine in the Bears Den is a room set with 6 chairs and a table for group workspace. The room includes a 46 in. LED TV, with laptop or tablet connectivity. The TV does not have cable access it is strictly educational based. The room may be reserved at the information desk.

3 Collaborative Areas: 

These mezzanine tech areas come with a projector and a drop screen, plug-in capability for a laptop or tablet, as well as an Ethernet hookup for the internet. The MSU will provide VGA/HDMI cables and a key to unlock the control box. Please drop off your ID at the information desk to sign out the supplies you need.

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