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 110 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 E1 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 2018
  • Auhll Center - 1401 Engineering II (in the courtyard)
    • 40 workstations (all Windows 7)
    • 8 BYO laptop stations
Other ECI Labs are closed during summer 2018
  • EII: 3236 Engineering II
    • 20 workstations (all Windows 7)

Find out which computers are currently available here!


Official Computer Lab Schedules
Fall 2017/Winter 2018 

Fall 2017

Regular Hours: 
Monday, September 28, 2017 to Thursday, December 14, 2017

Honea Labs 1138/1140 Harold Frank Hall and The Auhll Center :
Monday - Thursday:  8:00am  2:00am (doors lock at 1:45am)
Friday:  8:00am - Midnight (doors lock at 11:45pm)
Saturday:   Noon - Midnight (doors lock at 11:45pm)
Sunday:  Noon - 2:00am (doors lock at 1:45pm)

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

Holiday Closures: 
Veteran’s Day:  Friday, November 10, 2017 (Friday Only)
Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 22 @ 5pm to Sunday, November 26, 2017 
Friday, December 15, 2017:  All Lock doors at 5pm and remain locked until Monday, January 8, 2018(see below).

Winter 2018

Regular Winter Hours: 
Monday, January 8, 2018 to Thursday, March 22, 2018

Honea Labs 1138/1140 Harold Frank Hall and The Auhll Center :
  Same days and hours as listed above for Fall 2017
Engineering II 3236:
  Same days and hours as listed above for Fall 2017

Holiday Closures for Winter: 
Martin Luther King Day:  Monday, January 15, 2018 (Monday Only)
President’s Day:  Monday, February 19, 2018  (Monday Only)
Friday, March 23, 2018:  All doors lock at 5pm and remain locked until Monday, April 2, 2018.

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*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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