Computer Labs

The Wichita computer labs are open seven days a week to meet the needs of students. All computer labs will be closed on University holidays and breaks. The following schedule pertains to Lab 1, our open lab, with more than 10 state-of-the-art computers. If Lab 1 is full, additional labs will be opened.

Fall and Spring Hours
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday Thursday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – noon
Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

All other labs will be opened on an as-needed basis to accommodate specific courses. The following information is needed to schedule a lab for Friends University courses only. Requests outside of Friends University need approval. Email these requests to

Required Information:

  • Course ID
  • Course Name
  • Instructor Name
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone
  • Number of Attendees
  • Building/Room Preference
  • Date(s)/Time(s) Needed

On our Wichita campus, computer labs are located in the Olive White Garvey College of Business and Technology Building at the corner of Maple and Hiram. There are six labs with more than 20 computers in each lab. We use the most up-to-date Windows platform and programs in five of the labs with one lab reserved for art students to use the most up-to-date Macintosh platform and programs.

Our Topeka and Lenexa education centers have Technology Resource Centers (TRCs) for student and faculty use. Each TRC has computers, a printer, a scanner and a CD burner. The Topeka center – located in Room 117 – has three computers, and the Lenexa TRC – located in Room 203 – has six. Both TRCs are open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The TRCs are equipped with Windows, MS Office, Internet, email and a number of other types of applications.

Animals in the Computer Labs
It is inappropriate for pets to be in the computer labs except for animals assisting the physically disabled.

Children in Computer Labs
Friends University computer labs are to be used as an educational tool for currently enrolled students. We do not encourage our students to bring minor children into the computer labs during non-University sponsored events. We also realize there are rare times when it might be necessary. In those cases:

  • A currently enrolled student must accompany a minor child.
  • The child must be supervised at all times by the currently enrolled student.
  • Other currently enrolled students have first priority to lab computers.
  • The currently enrolled student is responsible for the behavior of the minor child under their supervision. If the child’s conduct is disruptive, University personnel will ask the student and child to leave the computer lab.
  • The currently enrolled student is responsible for any damage caused by a minor child to University property.
  • The University does not use filtering software and is not responsible for monitoring minor children’s access to or content found on the Internet.

View the Internet Network Usage Policy.