SPHere Lounge

The Student SPHere Lounge is open to current SPH graduate students only. The space allows students to have a place to study or a venue for group projects. The lounge is open during the fall and spring semesters. The space also houses the SPH Student Senate office.

Location

The lounge is located in the Mayo Memorial Building, first floor, room A150.

Accessing the lounge

To access the lounge, scan your student ID at the main entrance. If you encounter problems with the printer or other access issues, contact the Student Services Center at 612-626-3500, or Andy Nguyen, SPH IT, at 612-626-1998.

Students on computers in the SPHere lounge

SPHere Features

  • A kitchen, complete with a sink, refrigerator, microwave, and dining tables where students can keep and eat their food during the day.
  • The Student Services Center will be in contact with all incoming students regarding locker use at the beginning of each academic term. Please contact sph-ask@umn.edu with any questions.
  • A computer lab with 14 PCs with the full Microsoft Office suite and a variety of statistical software.
  • Printers and scanners: Each student receives a $100 credit for B&W printouts during the school year. The printer is connected to the lab computers; students can also install the printer driver on their laptops (see directions below).

SPHere Locker Sign Up

Using your UMN log in and password please complete the following form to reserve your SPHere Locker. Once you have submitted the form, the Office of Admissions and Student Resources will assign you a locker number which will be emailed to your U of MN email account.

2016-17 Locker Sign-Up

Need SAS for your school work?

As SPH students, you are entitled to get a free copy of SAS software and license to install on your personal computer. In order to do so, you need to come to the Dean’s Office in Mayo A301 to check out SAS jump drive so it can be install on your laptop. If you can’t make it to campus, you can send an email to dotech@umn.edu to request to get access to the SAS folder on the network.

  • For Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 users, SAS DOES NOT run on Home version. Please download file for Windows users for more detail information.
  • For Mac users, sorry SAS doesn’t run on Mac. However, there is a way. Please download file for Mac users for more detail information.

Installing the printer drive on PC laptops:

  • Download the file via this link (it works for both Windows 32-bit and 64-bit systems).
  • Open and run the installer.
  • Once you see the line “install finished successfully,” click Finish.
  • Go to the SPHere and print a test page.

Installing the printer driver on Mac laptops:

We currently support OSC Intel 10.6. If you are uncertain which operating system your Mac is running, go to the Apple icon in the upper left and click “About this Mac.” Use the following links to download for:

  • OSX 10.9-10.11x, download the file via this link
  • Once you install the file, you will be asked to restart your computer.
  • Go to the SPHere and print a test page.