Student Computing Lab Support

You can access very valuable resources in our computer lab. These learning spaces offer:

  • Internet use
  • Email
  • Printing (A4, A3, Black and White, Colour Printing)
  • Scanning (Certain labs) and DVD writers (All labs)
  • General use – Word Processing, etc.
  • Discussion rooms (First floor) – No reservations

Residential Computing

Some residences offer you a small-scale learning space with computers. Please enquire from your specific residence about availability – the same rules apply to these residence computer labs as for the general labs.

Student Lab rules and guidelines

The computer laboratories in the residences are only available for use by the students of a specific residence. These laboratories are available on a 24/7 basis.

The general laboratories on campus consist of the New Media Centre, the Media Centre, and the laboratory on Level 6 in the SASOL Library. A postgraduate laboratory on Level 6 in the UFS Library is only available to postgraduate students.

Laboratory times:

New Media Centre:
Monday to Friday 07:00–24:00
Saturdays 09:00–24:00 
Sundays 09:00–24:00 
Holidays and public holidays 09:00–24:00

Media Centre (Thakaneng Bridge):
Monday to Friday 09:00–20:00
Closed during holidays and public holidays
Level 6 in Library:
Open according to library hours
Closed during holidays

Qwaqwa Campus
EU computer lab (in the Library as you enter on your left)
Monday to Friday: 08:00–21:00
Saturday: 09:00–13:00
Closed on Sundays, UFS holidays, and public holidays. 
E-learning lab (entrance behind the library)
Monday to Friday: 08:00–21:00
Closed on weekends, UFS holidays, and public holidays
New Computer lab (Near the L-venues and Library)
Monday to Friday: 08:00–21:00
Closed on weekends, UFS holidays, and public holidays
Media centre (situated between the hostels on campus)
Monday to Friday: 07:00–03:00
Weekends and holidays: 08:00–23:00


Lab rules

These spaces are accessed and used by many students – to make it a comfortable experience for all, please keep to these rules:
  • Computers are for academic use ONLY. Use your own data and devices for online entertainment, please. Watching pornography is a serious offence.
  • Please make sure your cellphone is switched off.
  • Only one person allowed per computer.
  • Only UFS students are allowed to use the computer labs.
  • No eating or drinking allowed. This is what the Thakaneng Bridge is for… just a few steps east.
  • Shhhhjjjjjj … the lab is a quiet space. There are plenty of spaces on campus for being loud – the labs are not one of those.
  • The lab assistant oversees the space, and you must do has he/she asks.
  • If you break these rules, you’re going to have to think about that long and hard – outside the lab! Offenders will be banned from the labs.

Please read the lab rules here, and make sure you remember what not to do.

Lab Administrators – 1st Level of support

Email address for queries, assistance or any suggestions:


  • Load a minimum of R20 at the UFS Cashiers (Thakaneng Bridge) for printing.
  • It takes 48 hours for money to reflect on your student card for printing.

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