The Social Science Instructional Labs (SSIL) are PC-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 PC workstations.

We specialize in providing the university community with access to Geographic Information Systems 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 Notes
Windows 34 stations + instructor station  
macOS NONE  

McKenzie 445 (Small Lab)

Equipment Type Amount Notes
Windows 27 stations + instructor station  
macOS 0  

McKenzie 444 (Advanced Lab)

Equipment Type Amount Notes
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

Students enrolled in classes in SSIL have access to the SSIL printers during the duration of those classes. Students not enrolled in any SSIL classes will still be able to use the lab computer but will be unable to print.

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). Our primary printer is also equipped with an automatic stapler module.

  1. SSIL_Xerox is the labs’ primary printer. Users should always print to this printer.
  2. SSIL_ Left is the labs’ backup printer and is only in use during maintenance of SSIL_Xerox.

Print Credits

  • Students in SSIL will receive an initial allocation of 50 pages of prints, regardless of the number of courses they are enrolled in. After you have used your initial account balance (50 pages) it is your responsibility to pay for additional prints.
  • You may increase your printing balance by purchasing additional print credits from a SSIL GE or Consultant. SSIL accepts either cash or check.
  • SSIL charges $0.10 cents per page for prints.

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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