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400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
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Student Technology Guide

CWU Virtual Labs:

Central provides access to a virtual lab environment for all enrolled students.  If you are enrolled, your CWU account will grant access from anywhere you have internet access to a workspace where you’ll find both individual applications and a Windows Lab Desktop.  Some of your courses may require specific software that is only available with a CWU license, we provide student access to that software via the Windows Virtual Desktop. 

Instructions regarding the Virtual Labs may be found at this link: 

Access to the Virtual Labs via the web client:—includes licensed software.  In addition, it also provides access to the General Lab desktop and applications.  Please note: Access to department-specific programs that need a higher graphics processor may be accessible via department request. 

Access to the Virtual Labs via either the Windows or Mac Remote Desktop Client Application: Enter subscription workspace URL:  "" and sign in with your CWU credentials. 

CWU Campus Computer Labs: 

Central has several open Student Technology Fee Labs (Ellensburg and Lynnwood) as well as department-specific computer labs. Schedules and additional information for the Tech fee labs can be found here:  

Laptop Checkout Options: 

Brooks Library, the SURC Information Center, Multimodal Education Center and 1891 Bistro (laptop kiosk), have laptops available to check out for short periods of time.  Please contact each location for details (some departments are closed for summer). 

The Student Technology Council has a limited number of Dell Windows OS Laptops available for quarterly checkout on a case-by-case basis. Requests can be submitted here:

Printing via WEPA kiosk: 

Enrolled students receive a $15 credit/quarter to use for WEPA printing. WEPA Kiosk print-release stations are located around campus (also one each at Lynnwood and Des Moines campuses). Kiosk locations: (search CWU or 98926). In addition, below the map are locations in table format. WEPA Kiosks are like using an ATM machine.  You can send your print to the Wepa cloud and then release it from any Wepa Kiosk within 6 days.  You can also connect your flash drive directly to the kiosk to print. 

Wepa Printing guide: 

WEPA user guide:  

Microsoft Office 365 for Personal Computers: 

Students are provided a license to the O365 suite of programs (not all programs are included), by browsing to and signing in with your CWU credentials.  You can download the programs on your personal computing devices.  In addition, this is where you access your CWU OneDrive for Business cloud storage.

Adobe Suite, Mathematica & SPSS: 

Available for home use with different requirements. See updated information here: 

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (Azure Education Hub): 

Includes resources and over 100 applications you can download to personal devices at no cost.   Browse to and sign in with your CWU email and credentials. 

Please contact the IS Service Desk at or (509) 963-2001 with any questions or concerns. 

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