Students have the ability to install drivers, hardware, and applications onto school workstations.

Students are only allowed to install applications approved by our policy as listed in this page and DNO’s (Data Network Operations) standard university wide policy, found here.

PLEASE NOTE: The University Security Office, as well as the Advanced Technology Staff continuously monitor workstations and all network traffic.

If a student is caught violating these policies, they will lose administrative access to the schools workstations. They will also be flagged by the University Security Office for further disciplinary action.

All software/hardware installed by users under this policy will NOT be supported by the Advanced Technology Staff. If any activity cause issues that prevent workstations from working, the entire workstation will be re-imaged to resolve the issue. The Advanced Technology Staff will not diagnose and fix individual problems.

Enrolled Architecture Student Access Guidelines

Current Students

Current students of the Yale School of Architecture have access to all of the digital media labs and equipment in the School while the school is in session.

Students may use the digital media equipment and the digital media labs for both school and personal related work. Students who are working on academic projects have priority to digital media resources, labs, and equipment. This priority is on a first come first served basis.

Architecture Students who have Graduated

Graduated architecture students do not have access to the Yale School of Architecture’s digital media labs or equipment.

Students who have graduated but are currently working on school-sanctioned projects will be given access to resources as needed. The Director of Digital Media, in consultation with the school administration and/or the faculty member in charge of a project, will determine the level of access.

Students may NOT use the school’s facilities and software for professional work at any time.

Non-Architecture Yale Student Access

Students of Yale University have access to some of the faculties at the School of Architecture. This includes:

  • Wide Format Plotting
  • 3D Scanning
  • 3D Printing

In order to gain access to various resources, you need to complete the following request forms.

Non-Architecture Student Plotting Access Request and Waiver
(Needs to be renewed every semester)

Non-Architecture Student 3D Scanner Access Request (Does not need to be renewed)

Non-Architecture Student 3D Printer Lab Access Request (Does not need to be renewed)

Non-Architecture Yale Students who are enrolled in classes at the Yale School of Architecture

Beyond Plotting, 3D laser scanning, and 3D printing access; students not enrolled in the Yale School of Architecture, but who are enrolled in architecture classes at the School, may be granted access to the School’s digital media labs and resources. Access to labs and equipment will only be granted when related to current school course work.

Please note: The laser cutters and fabrication facilities are not accessible due to use liabilities and potential equipment damage.

Access to Wide Format Plotters

Anyone at Yale can plot to the following wide format plotters. These are located in our print rooms which are just outside the studio floors on the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th. Non-ID card access is available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

The plotters are:

If you would like access to these plotters, please fill out the following access form and plotting waiver. Please Note: Plotting access is granted for the current semester. You will need to re-request access for each semester.

3D Scanning

If you would like to use the School’s 3D laser Scanner, please complete the form below. The school will add you to the login access to the laser scanning station. You will need to schedule a time with the Architecture DM staff to be let into the Imaging lab.

3D Printing

If you would like to use the School 3D Printer Lab, please complete the form below to be given access to our 3D Printer Online submission system. Click on the link for more info on our 3D Print Lab.