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Technology and Computer Support


National Louis University’s Learning and Information Technology Services (LITS) provides the computer resources and services needed for the scholarly pursuits of students at teachers at NLU, including instruction, research and library services.

Student E-mail

You automatically receive an NLU e-mail account when you register for class. As the official form of communication for the university, it’s the place to go for important information about anything NLU — so check your e-mail often to see what’s new and what’s happening.  You will also have an e-mail account automatically created in NLU's online campus D2L.  Your instructors may use this account for information on course work and assignments.

Help Desk

The Help Desk team is on call 24/7 and is your first stop for technical support. To reach the Help Desk, call 866.813.1177, dial x4357 on campus or e-mail at

Computer Labs

LITS supports both PC- and Mac-based computer labs for student, faculty and staff use. To use the NLU computer labs, you must have a valid NLU ID.

All computer labs labeled as classrooms are designed for use by instructors. Classroom labs are available during some portion of the day for general student use. Walk-in labs are dedicated totally for student use. This is a more detailed list of the computer lab resources available at select NLU campuses:

  • Chicago: 4 PC classroom labs (4024, 4036, 4038, 4044), 1 PC walk-in lab (4046), 1 Mac lab (4042)
  • Elgin: 1 PC classroom lab (113)
  • Lisle: 2 PC classroom labs (850-302 & 850-320), 1 PC walk-in lab (850-113), 1 Mac lab (850-321)
  • North Shore: 2 PC classroom labs (627 & 628), 1 PC walk-in lab (374), 1 Mac lab (633)
  • Wheeling: 2 PC classroom labs (331 & 344), 1 PC walk-in lab (114), 1 Mac lab (332)
  • Tampa: 1 PC classroom lab 

Discounted Technology

Students and faculty can purchase computers and software through selected educational discount programs, including those run by Apple and Dell. LITS has more information available on discounted technology.


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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