General Access Labs

General access labs provide open access to computers and software for all UCSB College of Engineering students, faculty, staff, researchers and guests with a valid ECI account. During the academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters) these labs are available for over 100 hours per week. General access labs provide access to a standard set of engineering software and other College and campus resources.

ECI maintains the following instructional labs: the Engineering II Lab, The Richard A. Ahull Student Center and The Honea Undergraduate Computer Labs consisting of the Harold Frank Hall Lab and the Computer Science Instructional Lab (CSIL). All labs are accessible for the entire CoE community.

Features and Functions

All ECI labs feature UCSB Campus Wireless and printing capabilities.

Honea Undergraduate Computer Labs:
  • HFH - 1140 Harold Frank Hall
    • 56 workstations (28 Windows 7, 28 Linux)
  • CSIL - 1138 Harold Frank Hall
    • 48 workstations (all Linux)
    • 9 BYO laptop stations
Richard A. Auhll Student Center closed during summer
  • Auhll Center - 1401 Engineering II (in the courtyard)
    • 40 workstations (all Windows 7)
    • 8 BYO laptop stations
Other ECI Labs are closed during summer
  • EII: 3236 Engineering II
    • 20 workstations (all Windows 7)


Official Computer Lab Schedules
Fall/Winter 2018/19 

Fall 2018

Adjusted Hours:
9/27 to 10/5 Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Regular Hours:
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 to Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

Honea Labs 1138/1140 Harold Frank Hall & The Auhll Center :
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am 2:00am (doors lock at 1:45am) Friday: 8:00am – 9:00pm (doors lock at 8:45pm)
Saturday: 7:00am – 8:00pm (doors lock at 7:45pm) Sunday: 7:00am - 8:00pm (doors lock at 7:45pm)

Engineering II 3236:
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 10:00pm (doors lock at 9:45pm) Friday: 7:00am - 9:00pm (doors lock at 8:45pm)
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Holiday Closures for Fall:
Halloween: Wed, Oct 31 Labs Close at 5pm
Veteran’s Day: Monday, Nov 12, 2017 (Monday Only)
Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 21 @ 3pm to Sunday, November 25, 2017
Friday, December 14, 2018: All doors lock at 5pm and remain locked until Mon, Jan 7, 2019

Winter 2019

Regular Winter Hours:
Monday, January 7, 2019 to Thursday, March 21, 2019
Same as listed above for all Labs
Holiday Closures for Winter:
Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 21, 2019 (Monday Only)
President’s Day: Monday, February 18, 2019 (Monday Only)
Fri, Mar 22, 2019: All doors lock at 5pm and remain locked until Mon, Apr 1, 2019

Please email with any questions or support needs

*Occasionally, due to staffing levels or machine maintenance, the labs may close early. Thank you in advance for your cooperation*

Note: In general, the ECI labs are closed on all official campus holidays and during the week(s) between academic quarters.

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