Getting Started

Learning Resouce Center -  ECJ 2.206
Studio Classroom 1 - ECJ 2.210
Studio Classroom 2 - ECJ 2.218

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 10 pm
Friday 8 am - 10 pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 12 pm - 10 pm

PHONE: 471-4877

Where can I get a UT email address?

UTmail,, provides UT Austin students and alumni with a university affiliated e-mail address at no cost in the domain. Those who opt-in to the service can choose their e-mail address and have 25+ GB of e-mail storage. In addition, UTmail provides e-mail for life.

Who is eligible to use the lab?

The LRC is open to all Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering students, faculty, and staff, as well as students currently enrolled in any CAEE course. The Studio Classroom 2 in ECJ 2.218 is available to all students in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

How do I get a User Account?

Since the LRC computers are in the AUSTIN domain, you’ll use your UTEID to log in.  As long as you are registered for the semester no additional action is required on your part to be able to use the computers in the CAEE LRC.

Is there a server I can use to save my files?

One GB of disk storage is available to all students on AUSTIN DISK, You must first enable your UT EID to access the server by going to and selecting the 'Enabe; your account" link. After you enable your account, a home directory with 1 GB disk quota for file storage will automatically be created for you on \\\disk\engrstu\CAEE\your_eid. The machines in the LRC will automatically map the Z: drive to this location every time you log on. *** Any files located on the Desktop or My Documents will deleted when you log off ***
Don't forget to log off when you're finished working in the lab.

Can I access my student directory from home?

Student directories are accessible remotely through the Campus Virtual Private Network (VPN). In order to connect to the campus network from off campus, you must first go to and install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client program. Whenever you want to connect to your file storage from off campus, you need to make a VPN connection with the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client program and then map to \\\disk\engrstu\CAEE\your_uteid. Be sure to disconnect your VPN session when finished.

Are there other options for storing my files?

Box cloud storage is a campus-wide service that allows faculty, staff, and students at the University of Texas at Austin to use Box cloud-based file sharing for business and academic use. Go to to get your UTBox account.

Can I access the lab after hours?

Authorized access card holders will be allowed inside the lab area after normal operating hours. Only graduate and undergraduate students in CAEE and those who work at least 20 hours/week for the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department are eligible. No action is required on your part.  Effective Spring 2017, all current graduate and undergraduate CAEE students are automatically granted access to the Learing Resource Center located in ECJ 2.206.  Simply waved your UT ID card in front of the reader located at the far west side entrance.

How can I print?

8.5 x 11 black/white laser printing and color plotting are available from all the LRC workstations.  Each student receives a printing quota $40 each semester.  Regular black/white laser printing costs .06 per page and color plotting costs .25 per sq ft. Color laser printing is no longer available under this quota system. The printers located in the LRC are automatically configured for all users so in most cases you do not need to add a printer. 
UTPrint: An ITS black/white and color printer are available in the LRC once you run out of your allocated print quota.  “Bevobucks” ( are required to use these printers.  Printing costs are the same as the LRC printers.

What software is available in the Lab?

Microsoft Office 2013, Bentley Microstation XM, AutoCAD 2017, Revit 2017, ArcGIS v10.4, Adobe Acrobat X, Matlab, MathCAD, MS Visual Studio .NET 2008, and Intel Visual FORTRAN are just a few of the applications installed on the lab machines.  A complete list can be viewed on the LRC website. The University of Texas at Austin has a campus-wide MathWorks Total Academic Headcount (TAH) site license for the usage of MATLAB, Simulink, and 23 companion toolboxes, effective January 1, 2013. Under TAH there is campus-wide access on university-owned computers by all faculty, staff, and students. Faculty and academic staff are also entitled to install TAH software on their personally-owned computers. Students are expressly prohibited from installing TAH software on their personally-owned computers. However, students who are university employees (e.g., teaching assistant, graduate research assistant) are considered academic staff and are allowed to install TAH on their personally-owned computers. Email Danny Quiroz for instructions on how to obtain Matlab for your computer/laptop.


The University Information Technology Security Office constantly monitors the network for inappropriate and illegal activities. Some examples of inappropriate use include email spamming, sharing accounts and passwords, and establishing servers (mp3, avi, DVD, game) for activities other than academic purposes. Free virus protection and security software is avaialbel to all UT students at The Campus Computer Store offers software such as MS Office 2016 and MS Windows 10 at a significant discount. For example, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 is $19.99.

Contact Information?

Danny Quiroz, Sr. IT Manager,, 512-471-4016