Santa Clara University

Mathematics and Computer Science department

Departmental Facilities

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is located in O'Connor Hall, immediately north of the Mission Church at the center of the oldest section of the campus, and close to the Alumni Science and Daly Science complex. The departmental office (O'Connor 1) is in the lower level of the building along with the "Sussman Room" (O'Connor 31), which is a student lounge named after the first chair of the Department, Irving Sussman. Nearby is a small departmental computer lab.

About half of the Department's faculty have offices in the lower level of O'Connor and half on the third floor. Many of the courses offered by the Department are taught in classrooms located on the first and second floors of O'Connor Hall, enabling students easy access to faculty before or after classes.

University and Departmental Computing Facilities

Santa Clara provides multi-user and personal computing facilities to support its educational programs. There are general use computers available in the University's library/learning commons and special purpose labs as well. This include both Windows and Macintosh platforms. About 60 other machines are available in special classrooms in the Leavey School of Business and in the Communication Department, and in smaller computer rooms near the Engineering CAD Lab, near the Mathematics and Computer Science Department offices, in the Physics Department, and in the Alumni Science Building.

The School of Engineering Design Center has a network of about 70 workstations running the Unix operating system available to students enrolled in courses offered by the School of Engineering.

The university's library computer, OSCAR, provides catalog access, in addition to access to various CD databases and other electronic facilities. It is accessible via the internet at

All students, faculty, and staff are provided email accounts via the University's GroupWise email program, which can be accessed off-campus via any web browser.

All rooms in the student residence halls are networked to provide internet access and many classrooms and public areas have general access internet jacks. The University has also expanded the number of wireless access points available on campus so that in every building and in many general outdoor gathering areas, one has wireless network access.

A small, general use, computer lab with 10 Windows machines is located in O'Connor Hall near the deparmental offices of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science to serve students enrolled in courses offered by the Department as well as the general student population as well. The Department also maintains a Unix/Linux server, used for some Computer Science courses.

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