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SPA Computer Lab

The SPA Student computer lab is located in the SPA office at 1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 500. The lab has 16 workstations, one instructor station and 2 printers. The lab is open to currently enrolled SPA students 24/7. Please see below for after hours access.

Fifth Floor Computer Lab Software Offerings

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Adobe Acrobat Pro
Reading, creating, and merging PDFs
All computers
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Adobe Reader
Reading PDFs
All computers
1 scanner
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Data analysis tool for spatial/geographic data
All computers
Hangul Word Processor
Korean language word processing program
All computers
Qualitative data analysis tool; useful for analyzing interviews, multimedia, and text/audio-based data
Available on 5 computers
Microsoft Access
Creates desktop/browser-based databases
All computers
Microsoft Excel
Creates spreadsheets for calculations, graphing, tables, and data analysis
All computers
Microsoft InfoPath Designer
Designing electronic forms collaboratively
All computers
Microsoft OneNote
Taking notes, free form information gathering
All computers
Microsoft Outlook
Managing personal information (e.g., email)
All computers
Microsoft PowerPoint
Creates presentations using a slide-based format
All computers
Microsoft Publisher
Creates basic publications (e.g., newsletters) and page layout and design; offers photo manipulation
All computers
Microsoft Word
Word processing program
All computers
Microsoft SharePoint Workspace
Content management system
All computers
Creates and converts compressed files
All computers
Advanced software programming language; used to develop statistical software and data analysis
All computers
Statistical analysis tool
Available on 5 computers
Code-based statistical analysis tool; used for advanced data analysis (but can do basic and intermediate analysis)
All computers
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
Point-and-click statistical analysis tool; used for basic to intermediate data analysis
All computers
STAT Transfer
Transfers data between statistical software programs and handles missing data, labels, and others
All computers
Analysis of social networks
All computers

24-Hour Building Access for Students

​Email the SPA administrative team at and include your name and student ID. They will contact  Facilities Management to request your access to the building.
​If your ID has a silver strip on the back, you have the most current card and can go directly to the 13th floor to have your access added to the card.
  • Go to the Facilities Office on the 13th floor of the Lawrence Street Center
    Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – noon and 1-4 p.m.

If your ID does not have a silver strip on the back, you will need to get the most current card.

  • ​Head to the Tivoli Badging Office
    Tivoli Student Union, Suite 269
    Phone: 303.556.8385
    Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.- 7 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
  • Tell them you need 24-hour access to the Lawrence Street Center, otherwise they will charge you for a new ID.
  • ​​Go to the Facilities Office on the 13th floor of the Lawrence Street Center to have them add the access to your card, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – noon and 1-4 p.m.​

No access will be granted from facilities without prior approval from SPA.​ | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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