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About SkyLab


SkyLab is Emporia State University's virtual computer lab. You can connect ANYTIME you want, from ANYWHERE you choose. All you need is an Internet connection, and it is available to all ESU ​students, faculty, and staff.




* Available any time you need it, from anywhere!

   24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

* Gives you FREE access to ESU software from your personal device!

   Microsoft Office 2016, SPSS, SAS, and more! 

* Works from both Desktop and Laptop Computers

   Compatible with both Windows and Mac 

* Also Available from your mobile devices!

   Compatible with Apple iOS and Android


When you log into SkyLab, you will automatically have access to the same software that is available in any of the PUBLIC , on-campus, computer labs.
Please Note! Some students may also see additional SkyLab environments that are specific to courses that they are enrolled in for the semester (for example, School of Business students will see a School of Business SkyLab environment that has specially-licensed software).

FOR MAC USERS: Please note that you will need to install Microsoft Remote Desktop from the app store.

Instructions for iOS
Instructions for Android

ESU Faculty & Staff 
SkyLab is also available to all faculty and staff. SkyLab is a great solution for faculty and staff that work primarily off-campus, who are working from home, or need quick access to University resources, such as Forms, Microsoft Office, Banner, or network drives (W:, X:, and Y: Drives).
ESU Departments ​
Some departments require specially licensed software to be installed in private, on-campus, computer labs for instruction of specific courses. IT can work with these departments to determine if the specially licensed software can be installed within a special, 'private' SkyLab enviornment to allow the students in those courses access to the specialized software.
For more information on the availability of 'private' SkyLab environments for specially licensed software in specific courses, please contact the IT Help Desk to setup a consultation meeting.