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Saunders College Facilities

Saunders College of Business is equipped with state-of-the-art computer labs and active-learning classrooms, features integrated technology throughout the building, is part of one of the most wired campuses in the nation at RIT, and is home to several study spaces for students to work in groups or individually.

Please visit our Saunders Lab Portal, to see Saunders lab schedules, useful information regarding software, recommended specifications for laptops, and other useful links. Please note that labs are open from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM (midnight) daily.

Business Analytics Lab

The new Business Analytics Lab houses Saunders’ Bloomberg Financial Markets technology. View our photo galleries to see students utilize the lab to gain real-world business, finance, and macroeconometrics experience in the classroom. Sixteen workstations provide students access to the same information and tech relied on by financial professionals globally. Making use of the Lab helps students gain an edge in the competitive job market.

The Lab features a collaborative workspace with free-floating desks and screens to facilitate hands-on group work. Screens mounted around the room provide instructional aide and a circular stock ticker displays market coverage plus stock quotes.

Features:

  • 12 computer workstations with Bloomberg Financial Markets software
  • Wireless sharing to promote collaboration and guide instruction
  • Movable free-standing desks to facilitate collaboration and group work
  • S&P 100 Index stock market ticker

 

REDCOM Active Learning Collaboratory

Experience an active learning classroom that supports interactive learning. In Saunders's Active Learning Collaboratory, learning activities are student-centered and supported through a combination of digital and traditional displays. Multiple lines of sight facilitate visual presentations and easily configurable desk arrangements. Between individual students and teams alike presentations and sharing information has been made far easier. The REDCOM room supports the following Saunders initiatives: The Freshman Experience: Biz 1+2, Global Lab, case-based learning, and interdisciplinary capstone projects.

Features:

  • Cisco telepresence
  • Digital smartboard
  • Modular, reconfigurable layout
  • Self-contained pods designed for collaboration, with four individual computer hookups to allow for group use of monitors

 

Dr. Philip R. Tyler Active Learning Classroom

In 2017, Saunders College of Business dedicated the new Dr. Philip R. Tyler Active Learning Classroom in honor of an associate professor emeritus of marketing who taught at Rochester Institute of Technology for 38 years. Philip Tyler, also a Saunders alumnus - '65 business administration - had a lasting impact on the college and the students he taught. His special recognition, as best captured by the Phil Tyler Room Dedication Facebook Group page highlighting stories of Dr. Tyler, made this dedication possible to bring new technology to the newly renovated Saunders classroom.

Features:

  • Digital smartboard
  • Modular, reconfigurable layout
  • Self-contained pods designed for collaboration, with three individual computer hookups to allow for group use of monitors

 

Saunders First Floor Computer Lab

Saunders First Floor Computer Lab is open for use from 7 am to 12 am daily. Students just need to use their RIT ID card for access. Equipped with 30 computer workstations, each computer is maintained with the latest software releases and features a web cam. Printing is free from lab computers for all Saunders students.

Features:

  • 30 computer stations
  • Windows 10, Adobe Creative Suite, Minitab, Microsoft Office, SPSS, SAP, and more
  • Projector and instructor station optimized for classroom instruction

Saunders Third Floor Computer Lab

The Saunders Third Floor Computer Lab features 38 computer work stations, and is open daily from 7 am to 12 am. It can be accessed by students with their RIT ID card. Classroom instruction in the lab is made easy through the instructor stations that's connected to two projectors. All the computers are up-to-date with the latest software releases and students can easily print to the labs printers at no cost.

Features:

  • 38 computer stations
  • Windows 10, Adobe Creative Suite, Minitab, Microsoft Office, SPSS, SAP, and more
  • 2 projectors and instructor station optimized for classroom instruction

Student Study Center

A dedicated study lounge for graduate and undergraduate students available 24 hours a day. Quiet and closed-off from the bustling Atrium, the study center features comfortable lounge chairs, private desks and computers up-to-date with the latest software specific for tutoring sessions.

Lobby & Zutes Atrium

Lowenthal Hall front lobby contains plush lounge chairs and tables for studying between classes. The Artium features tables and chairs conducive to team work and group projects.

 

E. Philip Saunders Exhibit in Atrium