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The CITES website will be retired on February 1, 2016. Please update any bookmarks to point to the new Technology Services website (external link).

Computer Lab Reservations

Four of the ICS labs have classrooms that can be reserved for use by an academic class or training conferences. Classrooms can be reserved for individual dates or for the same time for multiple weeks in a semester. Due to high demand for semester long classes, ICS begins processing reservations for classrooms approximately 3 months in advance. We cannot accept reservations submitted less than 1 week in advance. It is very important to submit semester-long reservations as far in advance as possible.

How to reserve a lab

ICS classrooms are reserved online with our Reservation System. Due to the high volume of reservation requests we receive every semester, it is not feasible for us to process requests over the phone or via e-mail.

Any campus affiliated person can use our system to request a lab as long as they know their ICS password. If you need to set your ICS password, visit the CITES Password Manager.

ICS classrooms can be reserved for up to 2 hours per section request. If you require a lab for a longer period (a 6 hour conference, for example), you must make multiple sections. There is no limit to the number of sections a class can have, but the section names must be different.

ICS Classroom student seats more information
Illini Hall 20 schedule, site details
Nevada 42 schedule, site details
Oregon 63 schedule, site details
Undergrad Library 24 schedule, site details
Wohler's Hall 42 schedule, site details


When you have decided which lab you wish to use, click on the "Request Courses and Sections" link in the main menu of the Reservation System. You can then request a lab for a particular semester, or on a day-by-day basis. When you have completed your request you will receive a confirmation email from us when the lab has been officially reserved. If there are any problems we will contact you for more information.


Academic courses and exams can reserve ICS classrooms for free provided the lab is open, otherwise a $10/hour staffing fee will be charged.

ICS classrooms can be be reserved for training purposes for $25/hour if the training is a non-commercial course for students or staff.

Academic, University affiliated conferences or other uses of ICS classrooms can reserve ICS classrooms for $50/hour.

If you have questions about reserving ICS classrooms, please send them to


 View Current Software

 Request Additional Software

ICS maintains a core set of standard applications for all ICS supported computer labs and ITS classrooms.Visit for a listing of the software available at all locations. These applications will be supported at a basic level by CITES staff. If a University of Illinois academic course needs a software application that is not on our list, that department/college must provide the software, complete with licensing, to ICS for installation.

Licenses must be turned over to CITES ICS and may not be used by the department/college while CITE ICS has that software application installed. Licenses will be returned to the department/college when the class is completed and the software has been removed from our servers. Class software installed will remain on the servers during the Fall/Spring semesters. If licensing ends or needs to be renewed a  new request for software installations must be made at that time with updated licensing information. Visit to submit detailed information regarding the software request.

If an application is needed by a small number of classes but will not be part of the supported list, then ICS will work with the individual departments to provide that application. However, ICS will not buy software for individual classes.

Software installations can take two weeks to complete because ICS has to ensure that all software packages installed do not interfere with each other. Please contact us via e-mail ( if you have additional questions.

Last updated Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 11:22 am