Center for Creative Technology (CCT)

CCT Open Computing Lab - Seeley Mudd 1st Floor

Hours | Check Computer Availability at the CCT | Map of Available Computers
12 Macs, 9 Windows computers; laptop stations; 2 scanners; black and white, and color printing

The IT Help Desk is located in the CCT in the main area with the computers and printers.

Seeley Mudd Computer Center

The CCT on the 1st floor level of Seeley Mudd includes the following spaces:

CCT Open Computing Lab: general purpose computers, black and white, and color printers. 

Multimedia Workstations: in the main CCT open lab offer audio, video, photography, scanning, and graphic design tools.

Multimedia Production Lab - Seeley Mudd 115: teaching lab with 13 iMac computers and software for multimedia production. Open to all users outside of scheduled class times. 

Audio Production Studio - Seeley Mudd 116: two audio isolation booths with digital audio workstations for recording and production. Training required for access.

Video Production Studio - Seeley Mudd 102: production space with dedicated lighting, backdrops, and HD video equipment. Training required for acess.



Academic Term:

24-hours for students, faculty, and staff  (ID card access required 6pm-6am and on weekends)

If the college closes for severe weather or other emergency reasons, the CCT may also close.

Thanksgiving Break

Sat 11/22 - Wed 11/26    8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thurs 11/27                     Closed
Fri - Sat 11/28 - 11/29    12 noon - 9:00 p.m.
Sun 11/30                       10:00 a.m. - midnight 12:00 a.m.

Winter Break

Fri 12/19                                  8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat 12/20 - Sun 12/21             Closed
Mon 12/22 - Tues 12/23          8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wed 12/24 - Sun 12/28           Closed
Mon 12/29 - Tues 12/30          8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wed 12/31 - Sun 1/4               Closed


Weekdays from Mon 1/5 - Tuesday 1/20          8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Weekends from Mon 1/5 - Tuesday 1/20          Closed


CCT hours are 24 hours with ID card access from 6pm to 6am.

Five College Students
Getting Started: 

IT Support Services staff and students maintain the CCT and answer computing questions. The offices of IT Support Services (ITSS) and Academic Technology Services (ATS) are located in the CCT. Any questions about the services offered by the CCT should be addressed to Luis Hernandez, Director of IT Support Services. We welcome your comments.

Public Printing

The IT department makes available a number of high-speed, high-capacity printers in its public computer center spaces. These include black-and-white and color laser printers and a large-format color printer.

  • Frost Library A-Level
  • Keefe Campus Center
  • Keefe Science Library
  • Morgan Music Library
  • Seeley Mudd Building Center for Creative Technology

There are two methods available to print to public printers:

Direct Printing

From any public computer print your document. You’ll be prompted for your Amherst  user name, as well as a job name. Retrieve your document from any public printer. This is the method to use if you need multiple copies of a document or need specific printer settings such as custom sizes or single-sided prints.

Also, you must use this method to print to the large-format printer; only the computers in the Seeley Mudd Center for Creative Technology can print to the large-format printer.

Mobile Printing

From any Internet-connected device (desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.) email your document as an attachment from your Amherst email address to for black & white prints, or for color prints. Note that this service only works from your Amherst email address. Print your document when ready by releasing it at the public printer of your choice.

Features and Benefits: 

New for Fall 2013: Mobile Printing for Public Printers

With Mobile Printing for Public Printers you can print to public printers from any internet-connected computer or mobile device.

Supported File Types

  • Documents     .doc | .dot | .docx | .rtf
  • Excel              .xls | .xlt | .xlsx | .xltx | .xltm | .xlsm |.csv
  • Powerpoint     .ppt | .pptx | .pptm | .pot | .pps | .potx | .ppsx
  • PDF                .pdf
  • Images           .jpg | .jpeg | .png | .bmp | .gif
  • Email              .txt | .mht | .eml
  • Visio               .vsd | .vss | .vst | .vdx | .vsx | .vtx | .vdw

You need an Amherst user name and password to use public printers.

Five College students and campus guests must buy a copy card at the Reference Desk of the Robert Frost Library and use it to print to the Frost Library Public Printer on the main level of Frost Library. This is the only public printer accessible to people without an Amherst user name and password.

Getting Started: 

Public Printer Instructions

Public Printer Prices


Additional Information: 

Printing receipts and refunds must be requested at the SMUDD IT Help Desk or Frost A Level Supervisor station during hours when the computer center is staffed.

General Computing Facilities

These computing facilities are generally available to all members of the Amherst College community on a first-come, first-served basis. Staff and student lab supervisors maintain the workspaces and answer computing questions during open hours. Black and white and color public printing is available in all locations.

Check Computer Availability - CCT, Frost Level A Lab, Frost Lane Room, and Keefe Science Library

Frost A Level Lab Frost Lane Room Lab Merrill Science Library Computers Smudd CCT Open Lab





Five College Students
Getting Started: 

Seeley Mudd 002 Video/Web Conference Room

Room 002 in the Seeley Mudd building, basement level, is an IT Department conference room. It seats 10 people and is available for use for video or web conferences. The Seeley Mudd building and this room are fully accessible via the front or quad-side entrance and with use of the elevator. There are dedicated handicapped parking spaces around the quad and one dedicated handicapped parking space in front of Seeley Mudd.

Getting Started: 
  • To view a schedule of the room availablity see the SMUDD Room 002 Schedule.
  • Contact Carol Orrell caorrell at in advance to reserve the room for meetings.
  • Contact John Kunhardt or email atsvideo at in advance to reserve the room for video or web conferences.
  • For video or web conferences, you should plan to make your own conference arrangments or please contact the IT Help Desk if you wish to use the College-licensed WebEx web conference software.
  • When you reserve the room for video conference use, all necessary equipment will be provided and set up by someone from Multimedia Services. The equipment includes a large monitor, camera, speakers and teleconference phone.