Labs & Software

The computer recommendations pdf details hardware and software recommendations for CDM students.

To help students who need a computer to effectively participate in academic activities, CDM is offering a Laptop Loaner Program for the 2020-2021 year.


CDM Labs

Hundreds of workstations are available in labs and classrooms at the CDM Center, Daley Building, DePaul Center, and the Lincoln Park Student Center.

Computer Labs

Research Labs

Students and faculty collaborate in our research labs and centers, which are equipped with the advanced technology, software, and experimental tools to support their research endeavors.

Labs & Centers

Idea Realization Lab

The IRL is a 4,500 makerspace on our Loop Campus, housing every type of creative equipment imaginable, from traditional woodshop/workshop tools to laser cutters, stereolithographic 3D printers, and sewing machines.



CDM students have access to free and discounted software for educational use.