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Labs and Facilities

The Department of Computer Science maintains several dedicated computer labs, each specialized for a particular set of courses and topics. Hofstra's facilities are equipped with a wide range of tools and technologies to provide an engaging and enriching learning environment.

Our computing facilities include the Amphitheater, Big Data Lab, Graphics Lab, Linux Lab, Systems Lab, and the new Cyber War Room.


  • Big Data Lab

    The Big Data Lab is a state-of-the-art facility that combines a computer lab and on-premise data center. Built through a New York state grant of $1 million,...

  • Cybersecurity Innovation and Research Center

    The Cybersecurity Laboratory is the latest addition to Hofstra's portfolio of world-class facilities. Built at the cost of $1.35 million, the lab is the cent...

  • Gaming and Graphics Lab

    The Gaming and Grahpics Lab is equipped with 16 high-end machines with NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. Software Unity 3D game development software Microsoft Visual Studio, with Glew and freeglut GL libraries Oculus Rift software MATLAB Classes The following courses are offered in the Graphics Lab: CSC 171A/269 - Intro to...

  • Linux Lab

    The Linux Lab is used for introductory programming courses as well as for advanced classes such as Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Programming Languages, and Graphics. The lab is equipped with 30 Linux workstations with software development tools for Java, Python, and C/C++. Software We have CentOS installed in the Linux...