Virtual Labs

*Please be aware that virtual labs were implemented in the fall of 2020 to address the need for remote learning.  The planning for the fall of 2021 focuses on an in person experience at Rutgers University and at the Bloustein School.  It is anticipated that there will be virtual lab options for the fall of 2021, but capacities for these labs may be decreased and the details have yet to be finalized.    

Rutgers OIT and the Bloustein School currently have virtual computer labs in place.  In order to use the virtual labs, you should have a reliable computer in good working condition that is less than five years old.  We also recommend that users connect via a wired connection if at all possible. 

The following are our recommended minimum specifications for the systems being used to access the virtual labs:


Virtual Labs Minimum Specifications

Minimum Windows Laptop Specifications:
Intel Core i3 processor
Windows 10 x64
4GB of RAM

Minimum Mac Specifications:
Intel Core i3 processor
MacOS Sierra
4GB RAM

Rutgers New Brunswick Virtual Labs

The Rutgers OIT virtual labs are available to all Rutgers students.  They are used by Bloustein School students that require access to statistics software like R, SPSS, and Stata.  Students taking undergraduate courses that include ArcGIS also use the OIT virtual labs.  You can find out what software is accessible in the Rutgers OIT Virtual labs here:

You can find out how to access the OIT Virtual labs here.

Please note that you may need to adjust the resolution of your screen for best results.  We also recommend using a wired internet connection if possible and that you save your work frequently to the Google Drive associated with your Scarletmail account, or to another cloud based file sharing service of your choosing.

Bloustein School Virtual Labs
The Bloustein School virtual labs are used by students taking courses that are held in our instructional labs.  These include the graduate courses that use ArcGIS and graphics programs, as well as the undergraduate classes that use graphics programs.  Students enrolled in these courses are provided with guidance on accessing the Bloustein School virtual labs.  If you are a Bloustein School student who is not enrolled in one of these classes, but needs access, please contact us at help@ejb.rutgers.edu .

Please note that you may need to adjust the resolution of your screen for best results.  We also recommend using a wired internet connection if possible and that you save your work frequently to the Google Drive associated with your Scarletmail account, or to another cloud based file sharing service of your choosing.