The Social Science Instructional Labs (SSIL) are Windows-based computer labs designed to assist students, staff, and faculty with innovative instructional technology applications in the social sciences. Our facilities include two instructional labs and an additional user lab with Windows workstations.

We specialize in providing the university community with access to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and statistical modeling and analysis software packages. We also provide general GIS advising and assistance to the university community.

Our labs are available for instructional use, general use, and special workshop or training events.

Please Note: SSIL is independent of the UO Library-managed McKenzie Computing Lab.

Lab Hours

SSIL Labs are open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

SSIL is closed on all university holidays

  • Thanksgiving Vacation
  • Winter Holiday Vacation
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • Spring Vacation
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Labor Day
  • End of Summer Session through Start of Fall


McKenzie 442 (Big Lab)

Equipment Type Amount
Windows 34 stations + instructor station
macOS 0

McKenzie 445 (Small Lab)

Equipment Type Amount
Windows 27 stations + instructor station
macOS 0

McKenzie 444 (Advanced Lab)

Equipment Type Amount
Windows 9 stations
macOS 0

Other peripherals

  • Whiteboards
  • Instructor Display
  • Printers


The following software is available in this lab:

General Software

  • You can find a list of baseline software that is installed here.

Additional Software Installed in SSIL Labs

  • Adobe Dimension
  • Anaconda 3
  • Avogadro
  • Crystal Diffract for Windows
  • Dlubal RFEM
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • MiKTex
  • Perkin Elmer Chem Office Suite
  • Personal Accelerator for Revit
  • Pymol
  • SimUText
  • Single Crystal
  • Stata 17
  • Tableau Public

Services and Support

Printing at SSIL

SSIL Printers

Our printers can print in black and white or color in three paper sizes; Letter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), and Tabloid (11" x 17"). 

Send your black and white print jobs to th FINDMEBW print queue, or send your color print jobs to the FINDMECOLOR print queue.

To learn more about printing in UO Computer Labs, click "Getting Started with Computer Lab Printing".


Additional Support

For further assistance or to report any issues within the lab, please consult the Report a Computer Lab Program service page or by phone or help desk.


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